Benefits of Learning a Second Language

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We have all heard that learning a second language has great benefits. Most
people however, think that it's past their widow of opportunity to start
learning a new language. While it's true that the younger you are the
easier it is to learn and retain a new language the benefits may be worth
the extra effort when you are older. You will exercise your brain by asking
it to think outside of it's normal day to day routine and will practice
retention skills that will help you in other areas of memory.
Here is a study done in June of 2014 that discussed the subject.

http://www.livescience.com/46048-learning-new-language-brain.html