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Alcohol Consumption Appears to Improve Foreign Language Skills

In a new study, learners of Dutch who consumed about a pint of beer were rated higher on their speaking ability than those who didn’t consume alcohol.

Published On 10/30/2017
7:00 AM EDT
D D o you ever feel like your high school Spanish comes back to you more easily after a few drinks? A new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology shows there might be some validity to that feeling. Researchers at Maastricht University in Holland found that people who recently learned Dutch, spoke the language better after they consumed a small amount of alcohol.