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More resources: http://www.actfl.org/i4a/pages/Index.... "Early language learning improves cognitive abilities," "...bilingualism and the offset of age-related cognitive losses," "...correlation between bilingualism and intelligence," "...correlation between bilingualism and memory skills," "...correlation between bilingualism and problem solving ability."
Again, there's a difference between being bilingual and taking a few high school foreign language courses.
There is a difference between taking a few foreign language courses and being bilingual. There are cognitive advantages to being bilingual. Here is an interesting read: "The Bilingual Advantage" http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/sci...
Why wait until high school to start teaching a foreign language? Many countries start teaching language when the child starts school, improving the ability for just about anyone to learn. High school is too late to start teaching a foreign language, it should be done much sooner.
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