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Bilingual people are sexy
270 British dating agencies agreed that people who speak a foreign language are more attractive.
saving money, safety, ordering food, getting a job, making friends
Benefits of speaking a country�۪s native language when traveling
The sexiest accents
Irish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, French, British
An increase of 3x over 20 years
US students who studied abroad for credit
Each year the number of international students increases by 12%
1975 800,000 2009 3,500,000
Children raised by bilingual couples are more likely to have better memory and overall intelligence
63% of those surveyed have dated someone who speaks a different language.
95% of those surveyed think that learning a second language would improve their brain power.
Students who study a foreign language for 4 or more years outperform their classmates.
The benefits of learning languages
97% of those surveyed said that knowing another language makes traveling to other countries easier.
98% of those surveyed thought that learning a second language would help their career.
Mental benefits of learning languages
Memory, multi-tasking, aptitude, health, attention
Over 1/3 of businesses want people specifically for their language skills.
Multilingual employees can expect a salary uplift of up to 20% in certain jobs.
Bilinguals find it easier to learn a third language than monolinguals do to learn a second.
People who speak 2+ languages are 4x less likely to have cognitive impairment.
Occupations in which speaking 2+ languages is beneficial.
journalist, computer games designer, marketing manager, tourist guide, engineer, doctor
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