Assignment task: Learning two or more languages can be beneficial to cognition in several ways. Sum up some of the major findings of research on being bilingual. For example, what advantages or disadvantages do bilinguals have?
How do you think second language acquisition should be approached?
How do you think your approach could increase cognitive function in different professional settings? Be sure to defend your answer with scholarly research.
The paper should include all of the following elements:
- A summary of major research findings on being bilingual
- A discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of bilingualism and connections to the readings
- A description of a recommended approach for second language acquisition and an explanation of why it is an effective approach
- An explanation of how your recommended approach could increase cognitive function in different professional settings
- A reference to scholarly research to defend your recommended approach that connects research findings directly with recommended appropriate