How learning more langauges improves the overall performance

Scientists are looking at how language ability impacts te overall perrormance of human beings. 

It seems like the abolity to speak more than one language trains the executive system more generally. 

A steady stream of studies over the past decade has shown that bilinguals outperform monolinguals in a range of cognitive and social tasks from verbal and nonverbal tests to how well they can read other people. Greater empathy is thought to be because bilinguals are better at blocking out their own feelings and beliefs in order to concentrate on the other person’s.

Bilinguals perform these tasks much better than monolinguals – they are faster and more accurate and that suggests their executive systems are different from monolinguals. 

Read the entire very interesting WEF article here: Why being bilingual helps keep your brain fit

Source: WEF