Tri-Cities TN/VA: Clear sky, 35.6 °F
Board of Visitors Lounge of the Van Dyke Center
Dr. Joyce Bruhn de Garavito, a respected expert on bilingualism and language acquisition with publications in English and Spanish, discusses how learning a second language allows us to see the world differently. She proposes that the benefits include greater understanding of different cultures, better job possibilities and greater mental flexibility. Dr. de Garavito is the chair of the Hispanic studies program and modern languages and literatures at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.