October 2023

BBC - Why Being Bilingual is Good for Your Brain

May 2022

Big Think - 10 Benefits of Bilingualism, According to Science

November 2021

Zoomer - Brain Medicine: How Learning a New Language Boosts Cognitive Health

Pharmacy Times - Study: Language Learning Associated With Cognitive Benefits for Older Adults

Verywell Health - Using Duolingo to Learn a New Language Can Keep Your Brain Sharp 

October 2021

The Nu Herald - Learning A Second Language Improves Cognitive Performance

July 2021

Ideas Roadshow Podcast - The psychology of bilingualism

March 2021

Toronto Star - Learning a new language is good for the brain (even if you never become fluent)

October 2020

CNN - Bilingualism is good medicine for the brain

September 2020

Raising Multilinguals LIVE - Why is speaking more than one language good for your child?

March 2020

Herald Tribune - Dual Language Education Benefits All Students

February 2020

The Ravive - Can Bilingualism Protect Against Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease?

CTV News - Being Bilingual Can Delay Symptoms of Early Dementia

January 2020

Podcast or Perish - Ellen Bialystok

July 2019

Forge - Speaking 2 Languages to Your Child Isn't Enough to Make Them Bilingual

May 2019

Courrier International - Parler à son enfant dans une langue étrangère, une bonne idée?

April 2019

WUSF Public Media - Kids Learn French By Speaking It All Day at Immersion School

February 2019

Süddeutsche Zeitung - Doping für das Gehirn

Toastmasters - The Benefits of Bilingualism

Study Finds - Babies Raised In Bilingual Homes Develop Sharper Attention Skills Faster

The Journal - Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate

Consumer Affairs - A recent study shows the advantages to growing up in a bilingual househould

Earth - Growing up in a bilingual home gives babies cognitive advantages

Acadie Nouvelle - Les bebes vivant dans des millieux bilingues sont plus attentifs

January 2019

Science Daily - Babies who hear two languages at home develop advantages in attention

CTV News - Babies who hear more than one language develop attention advantage

The Economy of Meaning - Babies who hear two languages at home develop advantages in attention

The Star - Babies who hear more than one language at home develop attention advantage

July 2018

York University Magazine - Mind Your Language

January 2018

Frankfurter Allgemeine - Das Hirn ist auch nur ein Muskel

October 2017

Medical News Today - Bilingualism: What happens in the brain? 

August 2017

Quartz - A lot of our ideas about bilingual children are total myths

BBC - The amazing fertility of the older mind

May 2017

The Toronto Star - The health benefits of learning a second language

March 2017

Middle Way Society - Ellen Bialystok on Bilingualism

January 2017

Radio Times - Learning a foreign language and preserving endangered ones

November 2016

NPR Ed - 6 potential brain benefits of bilingual education

Globe and Mail - York-research-chairs-article-in-globe

August 2016

The Guardian - Why being bilingual works wonders for your brain

The Economist - Bringing up Babel

July 2016

Serious Science - Bilingualism

Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Benefits of a bilingual brain

May 2016

The Moody College of Communication - The bilingual brain

Nautilus - Speaking multiple languages staves off dementia

BBC World Service - Benefits of bilingualism

World Economic Forum - Does being bilingual really improve your brain?

October 2015

Public Radio International - Dementia stole my grandmother's memories - and our common language

May 2015

BBC Future - How to Learn 30 Languages

John Breakwell - Learn Another Language and Live Longer

April 2015

Ideas Roadshow - The Psychology of Bilingualism: A Conversation with Ellen Bialystok

February 2015

Association for Psychological Science – Cognitive Shields: Investigating Protections Against Dementia

January 2015

The New York Review of Books – Learn to Sign!

December 2014

The New York Times – Making Language Immersion Fun for the Kids

The Diane Rehm Show – The Latest Research on Bilingualism and the Brain

October 2014

The Washington Post – Why is Bilingual Education ‘Good’ for Rich Kids but ‘Bad’ for Poor, Immigrant Students?

September 2014

EMBO Reports – The Babylonian Benefit

August 2014

BBC News UK – Multilingualism

American RadioWorks - This is Your Brain on Language

Readers Digest – A New Way of Thinking: Staying Smart As We Age

July 2014

Scienceline – Are Bilinguals Really Smarter?

Canada AM – Bilingualism Boosts the Brain

June 2014

CBC News – Bilingualism Boosts the Brain at all Ages

April 2014 

Association for Psychological Science – Bilingualism Alters the Way the Mind Works

National Journal – Bilingualism Can Help Close Learning Gaps for Immigrant Students

Psychology Today – When Does Bilingualism Help or Hurt? The effects of bilingualism on children’s cognition

September 2013

Huffington Post – Learning Side by Side: How my 4 Month Old is Teaching me Russian

May 2013

ABC News – The Benefits of Being Bilingual

April 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show – This is Your Brain on Languages

February 2013

Japan Insight - 1-Minute Insight: Why Bilingual Brains Rock!

November 2012

Psychology Today – Bilingual Brains – Smarter & Faster

October 2012

Australian Broadcasting Corporation - The Bilingual Brain

September 2012

NBC Latino – Education Nation: The real benefits of being bilingual.

May 2012

New Scientist – Bilingual brain boost: Two tongues, two minds

April 2012

Radio-Canada International (CBC) – El cerebro bilingüe Listen to the RCI interview here.

March 2012

The Telegraph - Learning another language ‘could protect against dementia’

The Washington Post – Being bilingual may delay dementia

CBC News – Bilingualism may delay dementia onset

National Public Radio – Parlez vous Francais? It might boost brain power Listen to the NPR interview here.

The New York Times – Why bilinguals are smarter

February 2012

CBC News – Bilingual kids gain benefits in literacy skills

January 2012

The Ballymoney and Moyle TimesNew research on the advantages of being fluent in more than one language