It is a common misconception that it is impossible to become fluent in a new language as an adult. While it is true that it is easier for children to learn new languages, not only is it possible for adults to learn foreign languages, it is extremely beneficial to them. At Crossing Borders, we are proud to offer Spanish, German, Mandarin, English, and French classes for adults.
Keep your brain young
Studies have shown that there are many cognitive benefits to learning a language as an adult. One such benefit is that being bilingual may significantly delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This may be because bilingual brains have more gray matter, where most of the brain’s neurons live. Additionally, adults who study languages excel more at certain thinking skills than those who do not.The evidence suggests that learning multiple languages makes our brains stronger.
Connect with your community
Learning a second language as an adult allows you to connect to your community, as well as create a new community for yourself. By taking classes at Crossing Borders, you are given an outlet through which you can meet new people. Learning a language is a great way to connect with people because conversation is encouraged; you will have a classroom filled with people who also want to practice this new language.
Renew your lease on life
Many older people believe that it is too late for them to learn a new language, so when they come to Crossing Borders and discover that it is possible, they have a renewed vigor for life. Learning a new language is exciting, and opens your whole world up in a way you may have never experienced before. You may find that taking an adult language class gives you a whole new perspective on life.
Convinced yet? Once you are ready to learn a new language, come try our English, Spanish, German, Mandarin, or French classes for adults. Contact us today.