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Why Are Some People Better At Learning Multiple Languages Than Others?

Why Are Some People Better At Learning Multiple Languages Than Others?

Some people pick up languages like colds, or sunburns—without effort, through simple immersion in the atmosphere. Others can’t hear the word ‘conjugate’ without flashing back, in shame, to the classrooms where they failed, so long ago, to shake the curse of monolingualism. What exactly is it that allows the first…