Drinking alcohol can help you learn a foreign language, study says

Drinking alcohol can help you learn a foreign language, study says

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Picking up a foreign language could be as easy as having a drink, according to a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

Researchers separated German-speaking students into two groups. One drank water while the other drank a set amount of alcohol based on their weight.

The students then spoke with a Dutch interviewer for two minutes.

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Students who had alcohol were given better scores for their use of the foreign language.

The study found these individuals had smoother conversations and better pronunciation.

Essentially, alcohol reduced their nerves when it came to speaking.

On the flip side, the study also found that too much alcohol reversed this, impairing cognitive functions and causing speech to be slower and slurred.