Diversity and the Benefits of Bilingualism

Interesting Stats: There are over 360 different languages spoken in the United States … and of the languages spoken at home, 80% of our country speaks English at home, 12.5% speaks Spanish at home, 1% speaks Chinese at home, half a percent speaks Tagalog (from the Philippines) at home, and the remaining 6% our country speaks some other language while at home.

What a diverse country we have!

Moreover, over 56% of the world’s population is at least bilingual, with many people having the ability to speak multiple languages.

What a diverse world we have!

There are many benefits to being bilingual, and here is one article that describes some of the benefits:

The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual