Yalda is the Executive Director at the Golestan Center for Language Immersion and Cultural Education.
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April 19, 2016
There is a certain intimacy that comes with sharing a heritage language with someone you love. This is not a value statement. It’s no more or less intimate, just an additional layer in an intricately woven tapestry. With intimacy comes connection. With connection comes empathy and a deep sense of unspoken understanding. Compassion. Affinity. Intuitively, we know that people who speak other languages may be better able to connect with people of other cultures. Research now supports the notion that multilingual people are better able to feel compassion and empathy for others. For many...