THE COGNITIVE AND SOCIO-CULTURAL BENEFITS OF LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE



THE COGNITIVE AND SOCIO-CULTURAL BENEFITS OF LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE

Authors

  • Adash Rustamova PhD, Associate Professor, Department of English integrated course, Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages
  • Shaxnoza Qayumova student of Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Languages

Keywords:

language learning, bilingualism, cognitive benefits, socio-cultural advantages, professional development

Abstract

Learning a new language has been shown to have numerous cognitive, socio-cultural, and professional benefits. This article reviews the existing literature on the advantages of learning a new language and presents compelling evidence for why individuals should consider embarking on this rewarding endeavor. The cognitive benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism, such as improved memory, attention, and problem-solving skills, are discussed. Additionally, the socio-cultural advantages, including enhanced intercultural communication, empathy, and cultural awareness, are explored. The article also addresses the professional advantages of being multilingual, such as increased job opportunities and higher earning potential. Overall, the findings suggest that learning a new language is a valuable and enriching pursuit with far-reaching benefits.

References

Invaluable Benefits of Learning a Second Langauge www.busuu.com

Benjamin Kulka 29 May 2019 ‘The cognitive benefits of learning a language’ by The British Academy.

‘How to learn a language’ December 2nd, 2020 by Future Learn.

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Published

2024-02-21

How to Cite

Rustamova, A., & Qayumova, S. (2024). THE COGNITIVE AND SOCIO-CULTURAL BENEFITS OF LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE. Conference Proceedings: Fostering Your Research Spirit, 101-102. https://doi.org/10.2024/0fbhez14