Read Why babies brains are the ‘best learning machines ever created’
Have some fun with your heritage language learners! Find other animal sounds in this Blog.
ACTFL publication of an interesting interview at http://equator.eftours.com/global-citizenship/language-immersion/can-do-language-learning
Remember that the development of the first language(s) had direct implications for the acquisition of additional ones. Downloadable paper at https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2015-12-language-wires-brain-language-learning.html#nRlv
It probably has a lot to do with SES and parent educational background, as well as the availability of L1 communities. What do you all think? Read more in Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why?
We as language professionals already know this but do your colleagues? If not, share this resource with them: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/12/learning-a-language-has-a-lot-of-benefits-including-making-you-more-tolerant?utm_content=bufferf5513&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Each age group has advantages and disadvantages for learning new languages. Read more about adult learners in the post 6 Ways Learning A Language As An Adult Is Different Than Learning It In School at https://www.babbel.com/en/magazine/6-ways-learning-a-language-as-an-adult-is-different-than-learning-it-in-school?bsc=adultlearning-usa&btp=fb&utm_campaign=adultlearning-usa&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_term=organicpost
The main discussion points, excerpt:
- Believe it or not, you might have a cognitive advantage
- You’re actually interested in what you’re learning this time
- You probably already have a foundation to draw from
- You can focus on what you want — and need — to know
- Learning happens on your own time
- App-based learning has changed the game entirely