Learn a new language to train your brain and more

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Kwei! Bonjour! Buenos dias! γεια σας! Buongiorno! こんにちは! Hallo! Olá! Привет!

Saying "Hi". This is one of the first words you try to master when learning a new language. A simple word, but one that allows us to establish a first contact with others...

There is no age to learn a new language. Whether it's to further your education, to advance your career, to travel, to forge bonds, or to learn and nourish yourself from another culture.

The benefits of learning a new language are numerous and can even have repercussions on aging. Indeed, several researchers are examining whether learning a new language can improve the quality of life of older adults and delay the onset of severe cognitive impairment.