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Learning a language opens people’s minds about other cultures, expert says

ABC News – Nadia Isa

“Your mouth tries to form shapes it isn’t used to, your ears hear sounds they don’t comprehend, and your brain works rapidly to translate from one language to another and back again — all the while you’re fretting if anyone can actually understand what you’re saying. Simply put, it’s stressful — so why bother? Being multilingual or even just learning a foreign language gives us the tools we need to navigate the diverse world we live in, University of South Australia language expert Associate Professor Angela Scarino said. Tools, she said, that could help curb racism.”(more)

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