Learn a language, change your brain

Sara Maria Hasbun
Managing Director @ Meridian Linguistics
Class Format

An interactive session on a selected topic. There will be a short presentation followed by an open discussion to share ideas and opinions.


Languages describe and categorize the world in different ways, leading to natural advantages and disadvantages in perception, problem-solving, and creativity. This dialogue will introduce you to ways that learning a language can actually change the way you think and approach the world.

Key takeaways

1. Learn how the languages we speak affect our perceptions, reactions, and decision-making

2. Prepare yourself to overcome cultural miscommunications in a global workplace

3. Leverage the languages you know or can learn to heighten your perceptual abilities

About the class host

As Founder and Managing Director of Meridian Linguistics Ltd. Sara leads a team of 3000+ highly-vetted freelance linguists with a variety of specializations (legal, business, medical, etc.) across multiple timezones. She also writes frequently on her blog called Misslinguistic.

On her blog and on social media, she documents her adventures with extreme language learning. She currently speaks English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, American Sign Language, and Nicaraguan Sign Language, and is currently studying Korean, Cantonese, Russian, Mongolian, Indonesian, Malay, and German.

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