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Learning a New Language: New Insights into How the Brain Functions

When it comes to learning a language, the left side of the brain has traditionally been considered the hub of language processing. But new research shows the right brain plays a critical early role in helping learners identify the basic sounds associated with a language. That could help find new teaching methods to better improve student success in picking up a foreign language.

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New Research Shows Brain’s Right Side Critical for Learning Language

When it comes to learning a language, the left side of the brain has traditionally been considered the hub of language processing. But new research shows the right brain plays a critical early role in helping learners identify the basic sounds associated with a language. That could help find new teaching methods to better improve student success in picking up a foreign language.

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Kids Store 1.5 Megabytes of Information to Master their Native Language

Learning one's native language may seem effortless. But new research suggests that language acquisition between birth and 18 is a remarkable feat of cognition, rather than something humans are just hardwired to do.

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Learning English as a Second Language

There are many good reasons to learn English as second language. There are more than 6,000 different languages spoken all over the world, but English is and will continue to be a common means of communication for speakers of all languages.

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Brain’s Window for Language Learning Open until Adulthood

In a study of nearly 700,000 English speakers, researchers from Boston College, MIT and Harvard have discovered the optimal years to learn a second language extend to the cusp of adulthood.

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Want Your Child to Succeed in School? Add Language to the Math, Reading Mix

Research shows that the more skills children bring with them to kindergarten, the more likely they will succeed in those same areas in school. Now it's time to add language to that mix of skills. Not only does a child's use of vocabulary and grammar predict future proficiency with the spoken and written word, but it also affects performance in other subject areas.

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Babies Able to Process Two Languages, Research Study Finds

Are two languages at a time too much for the mind? Caregivers and teachers should know that infants growing up bilingual have the learning capacities to make sense of the complexities of two languages just by listening...

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Repetition a Key Factor in Language Learning

A new study has focused on language acquisition in the brain. Even short repetitive exposure to novel words induced a rapid neural response increase that is suggested to manifest memory-trace formation.

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Ask Susan: My Son Is Struggling with First Grade, Again

My son is in first grade, second time round, and he’s not doing well. He can neither read nor write, except for a few basic words. He suffered from recurrent ear infections as a baby and toddler and had grommets four times, which caused temporary hearing loss and eventually a language delay.

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