It has been known for ages that alcohol breaks the ice and loosens inhibitions. People are more relaxed after a glass of alcohol and no one doubts that moderate drinking of beer or wine can even have beneficial health effects. According to research conducted by the Australian and New Zealand National Institutes of Health, moderate drinking can also have an effect on language learning and increase the psychological effect of learning languages. Why should you have a glass of wine?
Alcohol drinking has a positive effect on language learning
Will alcohol help you when speaking a foreign language? Based on evidence found during research and published in the British Journal of Psychopharmacology, alcohol has a positive effect when learning foreign languages. No matter the type of alcohol, you can drink wine, beer, cocktails and spirits in general. However, the rule of thumb is that it must be a small amount of alcohol. In that case, the person can speak the foreign language with greater fluency, at the same time doing so unconsciously. According to research, a pint of beer for a person weighing about 70 kg is sufficient for this purpose. The results seem to be related to higher levels of self-awareness after alcohol consumption, more fluent conversation and a greater willingness to speak were observed.