Here’s how to talk with your doctor when you’re unsure about your ability to speak the language.
A new study suggests that students who take classes in English with a spoken English teacher are less likely to report depression, and that it may even improve the mental health of the people they work with.
The study, published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, looked at the mental wellbeing of 836 English language learners.
The researchers found that those who took the classes reported significantly lower levels of anxiety, depression and self-harm than those who didn’t.
The researchers also found that participants who spoke with a professional had significantly lower rates of depression than those not.
For the study, the researchers surveyed 636 participants in the UK, with an average age of 24.
The participants were randomly assigned to one of two groups.
One group was given a course with a fully-accompanying English speaking teacher.
The other group was not given the course.
The study also looked at depression rates among the participants.
They found that students in the group with a certified English speaking instructor reported a significantly lower risk of depression and a significantly higher likelihood of reporting a good level of depression.
There was a clear difference between those in the first group and those in another group.
According to the researchers, the fact that a professional speaks the language may have a positive effect on the mental well-being of people who speak it.
“It is therefore important to identify teachers who can effectively support English-speaking learners with mental health issues,” they wrote.
English-language classes are becoming increasingly popular in recent years.
In the US, the number of schools offering English as a second language classes has increased by a third in the past 10 years, and in the last three years, there have been more than 200 schools offering spoken English in the US.
This article originally appeared on CNBC.com.
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