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What is a foreign language worth?

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Working in a foreign language can make people make better decisions (research here) and bilingualism helps with executive function in children and dementia in older people (research here). And a study finds that the earnings bonus for an American who learns a foreign language is 2%.

Economist link here:

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Strategist. Passionate about igniting cultures of innovation. HBR Writer, O'Reilly Author (published January 2010) of The New How, and former CEO of Rubicon.

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