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Challenges In Learning A New Language

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The Science Of Learning New Languages

Although language is something we learn, research has shown that the instinct to do so is present from birth. Not only are we inclined to process and adopt the language, but it seems that the human brain has common linguistic constraints, regardle...

How Do Children Learn A Second Language?

There are many cognitive benefits for young children who are simultaneously exposed to more than one language. For example, they have greater neural activity and denser tissue in the areas of the brain related to memory, attention and language tha...

Learning A Second Language: How Parents Can Help

A parent’s attitude toward language learning is crucial to a child’s success, say language teachers and researchers. Parents don’t always recognize the value of learning a second language in a changing world, says Marty Abbott, director of educati...

Can Preschool Children Be Taught A Second Language?

For years it has been thought that teaching a foreign language to preschool-age children would be futile. However, recent studies indicate that the best time for a child to learn another language is in the first three to four years of life. Here a...

Meeting The Challenge Of Second Language Learners

Many of the general principles of good writing instruction in the regular classroom are challenging at best to implement in the full immersion classroom setting. Freeman and Freeman (1996) discuss the characteristics of effective process writing p...

Raising Your Multilingual Child

Every child is unique, but research shows that a language cannot be learned unless it is spoken at least 30% of the child’s waking time.

Ways To Introduce Your Kids To Foreign Languages

When it comes to teaching kids a second language, there can be a confusing array of choices. Here's some information on the most popular methods to help you find the right way for your child to learn another language.

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