Oui – Yes, I have finally given in to what I should have done along time ago … learn to speak French!

I just received my grades from Beginner French at La Cité Collegiale, A – … not bad!  It’s been a great experience and I am starting to really look forward to being able to have conversations en Francais!

They say it is never to late to learn a new language, and in fact, recent studies have shown that learning a language at any age is beneficial.  It seems your brain stays younger and even grows!

Read these two recent studies on languages and the brain.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27634990

http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/04/what-happens-to-the-brain-language-learning

ps French is one of Canada’s official languages … so why not start there!  Living in Ottawa gives you plenty of opportunities to speak French and gives you an advantage as far as career possibilities.