Learning a language is a top-level sport

door Regina Coeli

When we learn, our brain makes new connections, laying neural networks and reinforcing existing ones at breakneck speed. Language learning activates a tremendous number of these networks, because language is quite a complex process for the brain. Learning a language is actually a top-level sport for the brain.

Enough movement and solid nutrition

A brain firing on all pistons consumes a tremendous amount of oxygen, water and glucose. These require regular refuelling. In that respect, movement is a must for recharging the brain’s oxygen levels. A bit of exercise actually stimulates the learning process, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be intensive. A short walk or taking the stairs instead of the lift is enough. Solid nutrition is, of course, crucial for every athlete, and that includes the brain athlete!


A good night’s rest is critical for processing information and reinforcing newly-laid neural networks. But daytime cat naps support this process as well.

Being challenged, having the right balance between effort and rest, and working in a stress-free learning environment also contribute to achieving good results.

Seven essential ingredients for learning a foreign language

So much takes place in the brain during the learning process—too many to name. What we can say is that at the very least, the seven elements below are essential for anyone working hard on learning a language:

  1. Movement
  2. Solid nutrition
  3. A good night’s sleep
  4. A challenge
  5. The right balance between effort and rest
  6. A stress-free environment
  7. An enjoyable learning experience

Facilities for the top-level sport of language learning at Regina Coeli

At Regina Coeli, all the elements above are found in abundance. Our restaurant serves only meals made from fresh, healthy products. The building is laid out so you can work on your own personal challenges in a pleasant, relaxed manner. Besides that, there is plenty of space to work hard and rest. Did you know that we even have our own fitness centre? In other words, there are plenty of opportunities for you to decide how you can and want to maximise your personal performance.

Interested in following language training at Regina Coeli?

The Regina Coeli method ensures that you learn to speak a foreign language quickly and effectively. Our highly qualified trainers teach you the skills, vocabulary and grammar that you need for your specific situation so you can immediately start communicating in the language.

Do you require more information? Please contact us!

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