Does alcohol improve the ability to speak another language?

New studies show that low doses of alcohol increase confidence, which allow faster learning of a second language

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If you are one of those who decided to live, study or vacation in a city, where you do not know the language, learning it will take time, practice and above all studying. This is because learning a second language, according to multiple studies, can take from six months to two or more years to master. However, shyness, shame or not knowing how to communicate often slows down the process.

However, this drawback is already behind, as the University of Liverpool, Maastricht and King's College London explained that "consuming a low dose of alcohol, that is, half liter of beer, is the perfect measure to improve the ability of the language".

As expressed by Dr. Jessica Werthman to the Journal of Physopharmacology this is due to the fact that alcohol has an effect that decreases anxiety and increases self-confidence. Being more confident and less anxious helps you improve pronunciation and relax while you speak a new language. This research would support the popular saying that twelve that "a low dose of alcohol can improve the skills of a second language." This also means that if you are new to a country, where they speak a different language, the best option you have is to meet people, interact, taste the typical drinks and nourish themselves of a new culture through their native language.

What are the advantages of learning a new language?

Being bilingual or multilingual represents more than knowing many places or having a better curriculum. This means being able to enter into another culture, meet new people and nourish yourself with a new language.

However, beyond that, here are some benefits that will make you understand the importance of communication in the world.

  1. Cognitive Ability:

According to the study of The Journal of Neuroscience, people who handle two languages ​​have the facility to adapt more easily to new circumstances and have greater mental agility.

  1. Prevent Alzheimer's:

This disease can affect all, however, being bilingual it develops later than in monolingual people. This was indicated by the study by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  1. Decision making:

When people master other languages ​​they have the ability to solve problems more rationally and less emotionally. This is explained by researchers at the University of Chicago because a very important favor is that a foreign language is less rational than the mother tongue.


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