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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

Do you need a provocation to learn Russian?
A Russian London-based entrepreneur and language teacher has branched out with the launch of his second textbook aimed at international business-people and students learning Russian.  'The Story Provocation: for learners of the Russian language (yes, yes, and for you too!)' - "Rasskaz-provokatsiya" in Russian - is Ignaty Dyakov's second unconventional language textbook. Author Ignaty Dyakov, is ... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:00:00 -0700

New App Out for Cup’ik Language
The Cup'ik language is about to get its biggest audience yet. A new app has been developed to help Cup'ik students learn their language and show it off to the world. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:30:33 -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

Gaeltacht Minister promoted on first day in Irish college
Gaeltacht Minister, Joe McHugh has started school to learn a language he is supposed to be speaking and promoting. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:19:31 -0700

Try, try again? Study says no: Trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of language ...
Neuroscientists find that trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of language. 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, sometimes speaking a second ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:39:03 -0700

Try, try again? Study says no
( Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) MIT neuroscientists find that trying harder makes it more difficult to learn some aspects of language. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:30:41 -0700

CN Archives
Interested in learning a new language for the holidays? Vini apwann pou pale Patois . Translation: Come, learn to speak Patois. That’s the title of a book by Paramin parishioner Claudette Sinnette which she hopes will keep the language alive. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:32:39 -0700

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