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How To (Really) Learn A Foreign Language While You Sleep
The old saying that we can solve problems more effectively when we “sleep on it” may be especially true if the problem we’re trying to solve is learning a new language. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:45:28 -0700

Gondi language: A bridge to Maoist heartland?
Now there's another powerfull and emotive method - through the Gondi language spoken by the tribals in much of the Maoist corridor that runs across the country. What if all stakeholders involved in dealing with the rebels could speak and understand the Gondi language? It is this proposition of "dialogue" and "communication" that motivated Shubhranshu Choudhary, a journalist and activist, to ... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:38:18 -0700

Bilingual parents: Talking in your native language makes it easier for kids to learn
Studies have found that parents who aren't native speakers should talk to their child in the language they know. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:34:17 -0700

Bilingual parents: Talking to your child in your native language makes it easier for them to learn English
Studies have found that parents who aren't native speakers of the majority language in their community should still talk to... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:21:41 -0700

Here's Why It's So Hard To Learn A New Language As An Adult
A New York Times op-ed from last... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:48:16 -0700

Filipino lit workshop to be held for kids
The best way to learn a language is to appreciate and love it. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:21:23 -0700

Why Adults Struggle to Pick up New Languages
Scientists have long suspected that adults' superior cognitive function might actually be a drawback in picking up a new language, giving kids the upper hand. "The most surprising thing about the study is that trying can actually harm learning outcome," Amy Finn, a postdoctoral researcher at MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research, told Live Science. To test how adults learn a second ... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:53:49 -0700

Trying harder doesn't help adults learn languages: Study
A new study has revealed that the harder adults try to learn an artificial language, the worse they are at deciphering the language's morphology, the structure and deployment of linguistic units such as root words, suffixes, and prefixes. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:24:39 -0700

Want to Learn a Language? Don’t Try So Hard
If at first you don't succeed, trying again might not help you when it comes to learning languages. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:48:29 -0700

Trying harder makes it more difficult to learn certain aspects of language, shows study
When it comes to learning languages, adults and children have different strengths. Adults excel at absorbing the vocabulary needed to navigate a grocery store or order food in a restaurant, but children have an uncanny ability to pick up on subtle nuances of language that often elude adults. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:14:45 -0700

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