The ability to speak more than one language can enhance brain function, academic performance and business acumen, linguistic experts said at a U.S. House of Representatives briefing Tuesday, making the case for a greater emphasis on multilingual education in American schools. Teaching children in multiple languages can even help them learn English quicker, said Anita Pandey, a professor at Morgan State University in Baltimore. “If we want our students to be proficient in English, research shows that use of that primary language accelerates and serves as a catalyst.” Read more.