"Learning a new language helps to maintain better cognitive function and can even strengthen an adult's ability to multi-task and prioritize,"
One theory presented by scientists is that language learning is an example of cognitive reserve. It is something that keeps the mind active in the same way as puzzles and games do, and it works toward compensating for the build-up of dementia-causing pathology in the brain. While neuroscientists are still trying to understand all the various brain regions involved in linguistics learning, genes, neurotransmitters and brain regions involved in long-term memory play major roles in language learning.
"It has been shown in studies that speaking two or more languages appears to enhance brain functionality, particularly one's ability to focus on information needed to complete a task," Roitman states. "Additionally, there are not only cognitive but social advantages to mastering more than one language, enabling for better benefits to one's career as well as travel experiences."
Pimsleur Approach allows for people start speaking a new language in only 10 days.
Pimsleur courses took over 40 years to develop and perfect. To experience the Pimsleur Approach, just sit back and listen while the audio does the work - each CD has been scientifically sequenced to rapidly lock language material into the user's brain and have them starting to speak after just one listen. Users of the Pimsleur Approach literally "absorb" a new language effortlessly without any reading, writing or computer use.
The Pimsleur Approach offers over 28 languages, with the most popular being:
- Brazilian Portuguese
Pimsleur Approach also offers programs for a diverse variety of other languages, including but not limited to Cantonese, Czech, Dutch, Farsi, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese, Norwegian, Ojibwe, Romanian, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese and more. To learn more about the opportunities Pimsleur Approach offers in comprehensive language learning, visit http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/
About Pimsleur Approach
Pimsleur Approach was founded in 2000 and specializes in affordable, audio-based language learning courses. Developed by Dr. Paul Pimsleur, the company's audio-learning products feature 40 different languages and have been purchased by the FBI. Pimsleur's research of organic language learning stemmed from the way children learn to speak without knowing the formal structure of a language.
For more information, please visit www.pimsleurapproach.com.
Pimsleur Approach, (866)-204-7139, 1600 JFK Blvd. 3rd Floor, Philadelphia PA 19103.