Early-learning language programs gain popularity

10/29/2012 | Irish Examiner

More schools are offering students the opportunity to begin learning a language at younger ages, and many parents are gravitating toward those programs, including celebrities such as Katy Holmes and Gwyneth Paltrow. Experts believe this method has many benefits, particularly with cognitive development. "Learning foreign languages helps you to be more open and interact more effectively with people from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds," said Helena Buffery, a professor at University College Cork in Ireland.

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