BUSTED! MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT LANGUAGE LEARNING

03/03/2017

What do you think?  Agree or disagree?  http://www.leadwithlanguages.org/busted-myths-and-misconceptions-about-language-learning/


The Science of L1: How babies learn the rules of language

21/02/2017

Source:  http://tucson.com/news/local/how-babies-learn-the-rules-of-language/article_59b80f0d-6eda-52ee-8d36-7629f7ac70e6.html

Study report


How Existing Languages Help a Brain to Learn New Ones

12/07/2016

Read “Brain Scans Reveal Which Networks Help Us To Learn A Foreign Language” at http://www.medicaldaily.com/brain-scans-foreign-language-mother-tongue-391156  Interesting stuff!


Learning A Foreign Language Isn’t All About Discipline And Dedication — Genetics Play A Role As Well

22/06/2016

Watch an interesting video at http://www.medicaldaily.com/genetics-white-matter-foreign-language-389687


Big News: Even as an adult, learning a second language changes your brain

19/06/2016

Report of a new study at http://qz.com/706444/even-as-an-adult-learning-a-second-language-changes-your-brain/?utm_content=buffere2010&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Brain Patterns Predict How Fast Adults Learn New Languages

05/06/2016

Read Neuroscience News:  http://neurosciencenews.com/language-learning-eeg-4198/


Are Some Learners Wired to Learn Languages Faster?

18/05/2016

Read “Brain waves predict speed of second language learning” at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/310181.php

Here are two teaser statements, excerpt:

  • The results showed that while the fastest learner completed the lessons twice as fast as the slowest, both attained the same level of proficiency.
  • “We’ve found that a characteristic of a person’s brain at rest predicted 60 percent of the variability in their ability to learn a second language in adulthood.”

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