Our Healthy Linguistic Diet (HLD) approach is based on an analogy between physical and mental health. Regular physical activity and a healthy diet are important factors in maintaining physical health. In the same way, the learning of languages and their regular use provide essential mental exercise, leading to a better brain health and an increase in “cognitive reserve” resulting in a later onset of dementia and an improved cognitive outcome after a stroke.

Our Mission

Our mission is to initiate and facilitate a shift in thinking about learning another language/other languages as a key skill or an academic subject, to understanding that using two languages is a key ingredient in our cognitive development and well-being.

We advocate an approach with the focus on developing life-long habits of learning and using at least two, ideally three or more, languages, based on awareness that these type of activities will help us equip our brains for enhanced cognitive functioning from early years to advanced age. These habits will result in better focus during early childhood, superior educational attainment and improved quality of intellectual life in adulthood and advanced age.

An important part of our mission is to reach out to children, parents, communities with accessible knowledge on cognitive benefits of bilingualism. Our goal is to make benefits of using two languages as widely known as the health guidance: two litres of water a day!

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Monument to UAE Constitution, Etihad Museum, Dubai

25.02.21

اليوم العالمي للغة الأم وعيد ميلاد HLD الخامس

Image top: Monument to the UAE Constitution, Etihad Museum, Dubai On Sunday 21st Feb we mark More

Monument to UAE Constitution, Etihad Museum, Dubai

19.02.21

International Mother Tongue Day and HLD 5th Birthday

Image top: Monument to the UAE Constitution, Etihad Museum, Dubai On Sunday 21st Feb we mark More

25.09.20

European Day of Languages, 26.9.2020

Four years ago, Dina and Thomas have met for the first time, at a celebration of More

14.10.19

What if we lived in a world where every child would grow up bilingual?

If this idea inspires you, then know that there is a way to do it. Through More