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Judith Kroll Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Penn State

The belief was that people who could speak two or more languages had difficulty using either. The bottom line is that bilingualism is good for you.



Simon Jenkins Simon Jenkins, journalist and author. He writes a column twice weekly for the Guardian and wee

Like the current zombie cult of maths, languages are beloved of reactionary educators for one reason: they are easy to test, quantify and regiment. They are the raw material for education’s new Holy Grail, the league table. Challenge the usefulness of such subjects, and teachers fall back on the medieval saw, that “they train the mind”. They used to say that of Latin – and corporal punishment. The... See More

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