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Oct 2014

Language Acquisition

Quality of Words, Not Quantity, Is Crucial to Language Skills, Study Finds

The New York Times, by Douglas Quenqua, October 16th 2014 It has been nearly 20 years since a landmark education study found that by age 3, children from low-income families have heard 30 million fewer words than more affluent children, putting them at an educational disadvantage before they even began school. The findings led to increased calls for publicly funded prekindergarten programs...

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Sep 2014

Language Acquisition

Brain imaging proves second language learners can process language to nativelike levels

Christine Metz Howard, Medical Press With enough practice, some learners of a second language can process their new language as well as native speakers, research at the University of Kansas shows. Using brain imaging, a trio of KU researchers was able to examine to the millisecond how the brain processes a second language. They then compared their findings with their previous results for...

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Aug 2014

Language Acquisition

APPRENTISSAGE des LANGUES: La fenêtre de prédisposition se ferme à l’adolescence

Copyright © 2013 AlliedhealtH www.santelog.com Actualité publiée le 29-07-2014 PLoS ONE Le plus tôt sera le mieux. Apprendre une seconde langue, le plus tôt possible, serait l’idéal, confirme cette étude du Massachusetts Institute of Technology qui confirme l’incroyable capacité à percevoir et retenir des nuances subtiles de la langue qui échappent souvent aux adultes. Ses...

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Aug 2014

Language Acquisition

Hoe maakt taal de mens? (Kennislink)

Taal zit in onze genen en ons brein, vormt onze gedachten en cultuur. Hoe doet taal dat? Welke taaleigenschappen delen alle mensen ter wereld en hoe verschillen we? Allemaal grote vragen zonder antwoorden. Neurowetenschapper Peter Hagoort verzamelde het grootste leger aan taalonderzoekers ter wereld, en wil deze mysteries de komende tien jaar gaan ontrafelen. Kennislink gaat verslag doen van...

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Aug 2014

Language Acquisition

Donner envie aux élèves en difficultés de se mettre à une langue

The Guardian 20 juin 2014

Avec une approche différente, des cours de langue pour les élèves en éducation peuvent être inclusive, passionnante et pertinente.

Adapter les leçons de façon qu'elles intègrent plus d'aspects visuels et auditifs pourrait aider lors de l'enseignement des langues aux jeunes ayant des difficultés d'apprentissage.

Aug 2014

Language Acquisition

Imparare le lingue da adulti è più difficile. Colpa del cervello "arrugginito"

30/07/2014, La Repubblica
L'abitudine allo studio di altre materie è ininfluente: la sensibilità uditiva a suoni stranieri diminuisce con il passare degli anni.
Inglese, francese, tedesco non fa differenza. Se si inizia in età adulta, o anche solo alle scuole superiori, imparare una lingua straniera è un'impresa dura.

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Jul 2014

Language Acquisition

Lack of languages stifles Brits and Americans

The Guardian 8 July 2014 Why learn a second language if everyone speaks English? To better understand a culture, or boost your employability in the global economy, finds a Guardian roundtable. Club football managers talk to players in it, scientific researchers email each other in it, global businesses negotiate in it. When even the European Central Bank chooses English as its main language,...

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Jul 2014

Language Acquisition

Can we do more to value the languages of immigrants? – open thread

Theguardian 3 June 2014

Did you teach your children your native language or do you have encouraging language-related experiences you would like to share?

Jul 2014

Language Acquisition

Do bilingüismo ao multilingüismo : intersecçöes entre a psicolingüistica e a neurolingüistica

Márcia C. ZimmerIngrid FingerLilian Scherer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakeda8f251d511c0419ddbde24aa733ebb').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyeda8f251d511c0419ddbde24aa733ebb = 'marcia.zimmer' +...

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Jul 2014

Language Acquisition

Inspiring students with learning disabilities to take up a language

theguardian 20 June 2014

With a different approach, language lessons for students with special education can be inclusive, exciting and relevant.

Jul 2014

Language Acquisition

Professeurs de langues : partir l'été pour se perfectionner ?

Source : Vousnousils.fr, l'e-mag de l'éducation, 2 juillet 2014

Pour amé­lio­rer ou entre­te­nir leur niveau, de nom­breux pro­fes­seurs de langues vivantes font le choix de par­tir à l'étranger pen­dant leurs vacances d'été. Témoignages. >>>>>>>>>>>

Jun 2014

Language Acquisition

Come il cervello assimila una nuova lingua

  Imparare la propria lingua madre è già di per sè una sfida per il nostro cervello. Allora cosa succede quando bisogna parlare una lingua diversa dalla propria? E perché è così difficile imparare una lingua che appartiene a un’altra famiglia linguistica, quando siamo invece capaci di utilizzare abbastanza bene codici complessi come, ad esempio, la matematica? Come fa il...

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