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What the Research Shows

What does research show about the benefits of language learning?

In this age of accountability in education, policymakers and administrators, as well as parents, are increasingly demanding to know what research studies show regarding the benefits of language learning. We will identify some of the major correlation studies that highlight how language learners benefit from their experiences. Explore the links below for studies specific to those areas.

Three major areas have been identified:

Academic Achievement

Language learning correlates with higher academic achievement

Research Findings
Cognitive Benefits to Students
Language learning provides cognitive benefits to students
What Research Shows
Cultural Attitudes and Beliefs
Language Learners develop a more positive attitude to speakers of that language
Research Findings