Language Acquisition Corner: MIT Brain Study. Back-And-Forth Talk Key To Developing Kids’ Verbal Skills

28/03/2018

As language professionals, we are aware that authentic communication creates language proficiency. Now, we have research to confirm this fact. It is for first language acquisition but I think it can be applied to additional languages as well. More at http://www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2018/02/14/mit-brain-study

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Brain Corner: Why the baby brain can learn two languages at the same time

13/03/2018

Share with parents that learning two or more languages at the same time is a good idea! Find more info at https://theconversation.com/why-the-baby-brain-can-learn-two-languages-at-the-same-time-57470?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebookbutton


The Brain and Language Acquisition

09/02/2018

Interesting new research in Language Utilizes Ancient Brain Circuits That Predate Humans at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201801/language-utilizes-ancient-brain-circuits-predate-humans


English Accents and Baby First-Language Acquisition: Research Findings

23/01/2018

Interesting findings of the amazing abilities babies have to distinguish languages and even accents within one language. Learn how babies respond to caretakers who use English with various accents such as many of the immigrant families do. Find at https://www.languagemagazine.com/2017/12/parents-accents-affect-babies/#%2EWjgvo31WgoQ%2Elinkedin


Will a Language Used in Childhood Be Lost Later in Life?

01/01/2018

No, it will not be. It is still stored in a human brain, according to Even if you’ve forgotten the language you spoke as a child, it still stays with you at https://qz.com/1155289/even-if-youve-forgotten-the-language-you-spoke-as-a-child-it-still-stays-with-you/. 

 


29/12/2017

No, it will not be. It is still stored in a human brain, according to Even if you’ve forgotten the language you spoke as a child, it still stays with you at https://qz.com/1155289/even-if-youve-forgotten-the-language-you-spoke-as-a-child-it-still-stays-with-you/. 

 


Bilingual babies listen to languages — and don’t get confused

24/11/2017

All of us raising multilingual children know this. Find out more at https://www.princeton.edu/news/2017/08/07/bilingual-babies-listen-languages-and-dont-get-confused.

Excerpt:

Lew-Williams suggests that this study not only confirms that bilingual infants monitor and control their languages while listening to the simplest of sentences, but also provides a likely explanation of why bilinguals show cognitive advantages across the lifespan. Children and adults who have dual-language proficiency have been observed to perform better in “tasks that require switching or the inhibiting of a previously learned response,” Lew-Williams said.


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