Hi David…

“Academics from Newcastle and York universities say that Education Secretary Michael Gove’s statement that learning languages makes people smarter has a sound scientific basis.”

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press.office/press.release/item/it-s-official-learning-languages-makes-you-smarter

also, “in older people, bilingualism can postpone the onset of dementia.”

Active second language learning should be required of all publicly elected officials… Many did not trust John Kerry once it was revealed that he speaks French. Quelle horreur!