Master a Language: Science Says to Drink Wine

Posted in Wine by Quinn  |  January 22, 2018

Researchers at Maastricht University in the Netherlands have been hard at work on a new study.  What they found is, possibly, the best news yet.

If you’re looking to learn a new language for that dream summer trip, listen to this:  a little alcohol might actually help you master that foreign language.  And the best alcohol for the job?  Wine.

Yep, you read that correctly.  Researchers have discovered that a little bit of wine, maybe a sip or two, can actually help you master a foreign language.  Now, it’s important to note that they clearly state only a small amount of alcohol will help you.  If you think drinking a whole bottle of wine will help your French, you might be upset with the results.


So, how does wine actually help you master that foreign language?

Basically, the small amount of alcohol helps with your anxiety when speaking a foreign language that you don’t necessarily have a strong grasp over.  Everyone who’s ever learned a new language knows how difficult pronunciation and talking is, and it’s the most vital part of mastering said foreign language.

A ton of anxiety comes with mastering a foreign language, and it can take a while before you get the right pronunciation down.  Researchers say that with a little bit of wine, you’ll be feeling a bit more confident, and a bit less anxious, when speaking.

It’s important to note that this method of learning is only recommended for people who have already done quite a bit of studying and learning.  If you’re just starting out learning a new language, it’s best to keep the wine locked away when you study.  You’ll probably just do more harm than good.  This method of studying is only for those who are close to mastering a language, and just need a bit more help in the pronunciation department.

Whether you’re getting ready for that college exam or that road trip through Europe, a glass of wine might come in handy if you’re struggling with mastering a foreign language.  I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to finishing my daily French lesson with a glass of wine now.



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