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For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language

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The cognitive benefits of multilingualism


One theory on why this might be is that there’s increased psychological distance when speaking a language that isn’t your mother tongue. Researchers in the spending study posited that subjects had less of an emotional reaction to things heard in their second (or third, or fourth) language, perhaps allowing for a more levelheaded decision.

More recently and perhaps most importantly, it’s been found that people who learn a second language, even in adulthood, can better avoid cognitive decline in old age. In fact, when everything else is controlled for, bilinguals who come down with dementia and Alzheimer’s do so about four-and-a-half years later than monolinguals.

 

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The Best Way to Learn a Foreign Language Is the Opposite of the Usual Way

The Best Way to Learn a Foreign Language Is the Opposite of the Usual Way | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
This article is by Katharine B. Nielson, the chief education officer at Voxy, a language-learning company based in New York City. The renowned Mexican author Carlos Fuentes once remarked that America’s monolingualism is a great paradox: We’re the dominant world power, yet also the world’s most linguistically isolated one. The numbers [...]
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What happens in the brain when you learn a language?

What happens in the brain when you learn a language? | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
Scans and neuroscience are helping scientists understand what happens to the brain when you learn a second language
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Learning a foreign language can increase the size of your brain. This is what Swedish scientists discovered when they used brain scans to monitor what happens when someone learns a second language. The study is part of a growing body of research using brain imaging technologies to better understand the cognitive benefits of language learning. Tools like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electrophysiology, among others, can now tell us not only whether we need knee surgery or have irregularities with our heartbeat, but reveal what is happening in our brains when we hear, understand and produce second languages.

 

The Swedish MRI study showed that learning a foreign language has a visible effect on the brain. Young adult military recruits with a flair for languages learned Arabic, Russian or Dari intensively, while a control group of medical and cognitive science students also studied hard, but not at languages. MRI scans showed specific parts of the brains of the language students developed in size whereas the brain structures of the control group remained unchanged. Equally interesting was that learners whose brains grew in the hippocampus and areas of the cerebral cortex related to language learning had better language skills than other learners for whom the motor region of the cerebral cortex developed more.

In other words, the areas of the brain that grew were linked to how easy the learners found languages, and brain development varied according to performance. As the researchers noted, while it is not completely clear what changes after three months of intensive language study mean for the long term, brain growth sounds promising.

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Language learning: what motivates us?

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What happens in the brain when we try to learn a language can tell us a lot about what drives us to learn it in the first place. Lauren Razavi unpacks the science

 

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Both Trenkic and Schumann believe that native English speakers are at a unique disadvantage in trying to learn other languages. The key issue in motivating English-speaking language learners is the prevalence of English as the world's lingua franca, an issue that has been explored and debated by experts for more than a decade.

"We speak natively the language that the world is trying to learn. For us, it's never clear that we need to learn a second language, and if we decide to, it's hard for us to pick which one," Schumann asserts. "It's also very difficult to maintain a conversation with a German if your German isn't good, because they'll quickly switch to English, and they're often more comfortable doing so."

"One of the main reasons there are more successful learners of English than of other languages is that there's more 'material' out there, and it's more socially relevant in the sense that people you know are likely to share your enthusiasm for the material – films and music, for example," Trenkic adds.

Does this mean that all hope is lost for native English speakers learning foreign languages? Not necessarily. Schumann argues that many European states are successful in cultivating bilingual societies because of active societal support and the national-level importance placed on it.

"In countries like Holland and Sweden, the society has realised they have to learn a more international language. They start teaching English very early but with no magic method," Schumann says. "The Dutch put on a lot of television in English with Dutch subtitles. In the entertainment media, they give a preference to English. Nationally, they give their communities a language they can use in the world."

English's role as a global lingua franca might make foreign language acquisition more of an effort, but the motivation – as Schumann puts it – "to get to know, to be with, to interact with and perhaps become like the speakers of [a] target language" remains intact. For English speakers, the focus must be on the cultural and social benefits of learning languages – on the symptoms of integrative motivation, which go beyond employment prospects and good grades

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Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic

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I often hear language learning is much easier when you are younger, and that we must teach our young students another language when they are young so that they can be ‘more competitive’ in an increasingly globalized, connected world. While I don’t argue with that at all, there are many other benefits that come from being bilingual. The handy infographic below takes a look at how the brain benefits from being bilingual. We’ll give you a hint: there’s much more to it than just being able to communicate with more people in their native tongue.

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6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Really Learn Spanish

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We’ve read the arguments for learning French, but let’s be honest: Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, or any other language with growing global importance would be a better choice.

 

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Spanish may be the best choice of all for a second language, which is why its popularity in schools is soaring worldwide.

Here are some reasons why you should estudiar.

 

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Those who don't speak Spanish may be left behind

Those who don't speak Spanish may be left behind | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
¿Entiende Ud. español? If your answer to, "Do you understand Spanish?" is "no," get ready to be left behind. With the surge over the past decade in the Hispanic population in the United States, speaking Spanish is becoming more of a necessity than a choice in many parts of the country.
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Granada Christmas activities in Andalucia Spain. Spanish in Spain: www.spanish-school-herradura.com

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Granada Christmas activities in Andalucia Spain. Street markets, nativity scenes and festive lights make the special atmosphere in the city.

 

Combine a visit to Granada with a visit to the beautiful coast of this province: the Costa Tropical, where you can follow a Spanish Language course at our school, located right in the beach!

 

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The Spanish Christmas celebrations vary slightly from the festivites in the UK or USA. Celebrations in Spain generally begin around 5th December and continue right through to the end of 6th January.

Here is my guide to what´s happening in Granada this festive season. If you are visting another area of Spain the basic outline will probably be quite similar to this one.

 

At the foot of this post is a quick guide to Spanish Christmas words you´ll hear constantly over the next month.

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Why I'll Be Studying Spanish Forever.

Why I'll Be Studying Spanish Forever. | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it

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There are many benefits to learning a new language — and research suggests older students might have an advantage.

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" Recently I stumbled upon some research that debunks the conventional wisdom that children learn language faster than adults. Educational psychologist Catherine Elizabeth Snow and others have shown that adolescents and adults can actually perform better than younger children under controlled conditions. They believe this is, at least in part, because older students can apply the skills they’ve acquired in mastering their mother tongue to the new one.

 

Lizette Peter, who teaches second-language acquisition at the University of Kansas, points out that there is more variation among learners of the same age than between child and adult learners, although adults who speak at least one foreign language will generally have an easier time picking up another.

 

Finally, science has now established that neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change, continues well into old age, meaning you really can teach an old dog new tricks.

 

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What is the fastest way to learn a foreign language?

What is the fastest way to learn a foreign language? | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it

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Many of us dream of going to a foreign country and learning some of the local language so we can at least make conversation. But we don't want to spend years doing it.

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The Immersion Technique When it comes to learning a language fast, the most tried-and-true method is the immersion technique, commonly associated with the Berlitz language schools. What Berlitz educators found in the 1950s and 60s was that their students learned more quickly if they stopped using grammar textbooks and just started speaking the language on the very first day of class. In a Berlitz school, students learn a language through intensive exposure to it in a context that makes sense. So, for example, you and your classmates might sit down to dinner and start talking about it in Arabic. It is easier to learn the language quickly if your teacher hands you plates and food items while describing them. The idea is that you pick up key phrases and words first, and then learn the grammar almost unconsciously in the process.

 

Though this sounds common-sensical to us now, it was fairly revolutionary at the time the Berlitz schools pioneered it. Now, most language schools aimed at teaching languages quickly use some version of the immersion method.

 

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Two languages are better than one

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Boxing rings are actually square, quicksand works slowly and a Guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor a pig. According to the Center for Applied Linguistics, learning a second language at an early age has a positive effect on intellectual growth. Multilingual people, especially children, are skilled at switching between two systems of speech, writing and structure, which, according to Penn State University, makes them good multitaskers, because they can easily switch between different structure
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There are definite advantages to learning a second and/or third language. According to the Center for Applied Linguistics, learning a second language at an early age has a positive effect on intellectual growth. It enriches and enhances a child’s mental development, leaves students with more flexibility in thinking, greater sensitivity to language, and a better ear for listening.

It helps build multitasking skills. Multilingual people, especially children, are skilled at switching between two systems of speech, writing and structure, which, according to Penn State University, makes them good multitaskers, because they can easily switch between different structures.

It staves off Alzheimer’s and dementia. According to a recent study by Dr. Thomas Bak in the journal “Neurology,” being bilingual keeps the brain “nimble” and may delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s by up to six years.

Also, knowing another language can increase career choices and job opportunities. Procter & Gamble states that a number of its jobs in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. requires a foreign language, which gives bilingual applicants a huge advantage.

Hospitals, courts, schools, Fortune 500 companies and the State Department are all recruiting employees with language skills. The Department of Labor estimates a 42 percent increase in jobs for interpreters and translators over the next 10 years.

Speaking a second or third language gives us the ability to communicate with people we would otherwise not have the chance to know.

I encourage more Americans to learn a second language. I think it would help expand our understanding of other cultures and of the world, and it might even help us live a little longer. And that’s how I see it.

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From J-Lo to Strictly: why more students are learning Spanish

From J-Lo to Strictly: why more students are learning Spanish | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
Spanish is helping to reverse the decade-long decline in the number of students taking language GCSEs, says Emily Wight
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Its popularity is down to a number of a cultural factors, according to Simon Coffey, course tutor of PGCE French and Spanish at King's College London, who points to Spain's popularity as a family holiday destination. The number of Brits travelling there this year increased by 5.8% on 2013: "We're always asking people why, and the same reasons crop up – the perceived importance of Spanish in the world and also the fact that people go on holiday there and we can't underestimate the importance of that as a factor."

 

Memories of a week in Benidorm with mum and dad don't make Spanish cool – that's down to Shakira. Yes, really. Coffey points to the growing mainstream appeal of American Latino culture that has followed in the footsteps of fast food, hip-hop and Hollywood to become an American cultural export to the UK. "Spanish is cool partly because of the holiday factor in the European sense but also because it's got Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, all the famous Latino singers in the States," he said. "French and German don't have that sort of global appeal because they're not present in youth culture in the same way."

 

Kristina Hardy, a Spanish teacher at Helenswood Academy in East Sussex, agrees. She has noticed that students are attracted to the Latino culture they see on TV. "Students are used to hearing Spanish more in music – like Shakira. They go mad listening to her songs," she said. TV programmes such as Strictly Come Dancing, which features traditional Latin American dances such as the paso doble and the tango, have had an influence, she adds.

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The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It)

The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It) | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
Learning new languages is a natural instinct for children, and yet it becomes more difficult as we age. We might be at a disadvantage as adults, but with a few learning methods, you can still give yourself the best chance for learning a new language.

Via Rafael Scapin, Ph.D., Amy Melendez
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8 Superhero Qualities For Raising a Bilingual Child

8 Superhero Qualities For Raising a Bilingual Child | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
Raising bilingual kids take work and commitment. Tap into these qualities to raise your child with two languages!

 

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If there is one thing being a parent teaches you, it is that you can do more than you ever imagined. You can go on less sleep, remember more details and be more patient than you had dreamed possible. And, if you are raising a bilingual or multilingual child, you do it all thinking continuously about language. You are indeed a super hero! At least in the eyes of that toddler watching you get ready for work.

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The Neurolinguistic Advantages of Being Bilingual

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There are many advantages of being bilingual, and this article touches on several neurolinguistic benefits.
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Benefits of bilingualism in simple words

 

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6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Really Learn Spanish

6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Really Learn Spanish | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
We’ve read the arguments for learning French, but let’s be honest: Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, or any other language with growing global importance would be a better choice.
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Spanish may be the best choice of all for a second language, which is why its popularity in schools is soaring worldwide.

Here are some reasons why you should estudiar.

 

#Learn #Spanish #online

Learn the Spanish language from the comfort of your own home. If you are looking for a proficient and fun way to learn the language contact us for information, and free level test. With your personal code you can access our platform, so no CD's or download required, and accessable from any computer or Ipad. Our Spanish native teachers in Spain guide and evaluate your progress, through online one-on-one sessions. Personal learning!

 

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Learn the Spanish language from the comfort of your own home. If you are looking for a proficient and fun way to learn the language contact us for information, and free level test. With your personal code you can access our platform, so no CD's or download required, and accessable from any computer or Ipad. Our Spanish native teachers in Spain guide and evaluate your progress, through online one-on-one sessions. Personal learning!

 

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Learning a language, or other new endeavor, can help maintain brain function

Learning a language, or other new endeavor, can help maintain brain function | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it
By Fred W. Wright Jr.Times CorrespondentPeople who are bilingual have a greater resistance to the development of Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study from York University in Toronto.
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The report also said being bilingual may be a weapon against the deterioration seen during aging. The study determined that learning a second language, even later in life, delays the decline of important brain function. A set of cognitive processes known as "the executive control system" — which allows people to think in complex ways and controls the allocation of attention — is enhanced in people who are actively bilingual throughout their lives.

 

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Rolling Out an iPad Pilot Program, With Eyes Wide Open - Professional #Online #Spanish

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One of California's poorest school districts, the Coachella Valley Unified southeast of Los Angeles, is currently rolling out iPads to every student, pre-K through high school.
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11 ways to learn Spanish or any foreign language

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There is all kinds of advice out there concerning how to learn a foreign language and specifically Spanish. I think I'll join the pack and chime in with my advice. So…. tada….

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here’s my handy dandy list of 11 things you should do to learn a foreign language.

1. Sign up for a class.

You have many options here.  You probably have a Community College (also know as a Junior College) somewhere near.  They most likely offer foreign language classes.  Stop by and get the current class schedule and see if they have night classes, summer classes or even special adult classes.  You might even want to talk with the head of the foreign language department to see what’s available.  If you can’t stop by, they probably even have their course listings on the internet. Look ‘em up.  Your local university probably accepts non-enrolled/part-time students into lower-level classes.  That could also be a good option. Another option:  Your local adult center, besides offering exercise classes and weekly Bingo, they probably offer French/Spanish lessons.  If you’re learning Spanish, it’s a pretty widely-studied language, so you’ve got that on your side.

The main point here about signing up for a class, is it will help you keep progressing.  Whether you know next to nothing, or you’re already pretty fluent, getting out to a class and learning or even helping others will help keep you from stagnating in what you know.

2. Buy (and use) a dictionary (or three)

This sounds pretty straightforward, and it is.  Get yourself a good, two-way Spanish <-> English dictionary (or use Tomísimo online).  When you run into words you don’t know look them up.  If you don’t have access to your dictionary, write down the words and look them up later.  When I was in Costa Rica studying Spanish, I carried around a small notebook writing down all the words I heard but didn’t know. Then at night, I would look up all the words and study them.  It helped immensely.

 

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Infographic: Busting Myths About Online Learning

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The Getting Smart Team is excited to share the latest resource to be added to DLN's Smart Series collection -- a new infographic from Digital Learning Now! entitled “Busting Myths About Online Lea...

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We professionally support schools abroad by online testing of the progress the students have made with their Spanish Classes. We use a special platform simular to Skype, that the students can download free of charge. Along with the testing by qualified Spanish teachers, the students can access a platform with educational sources and documents and join forums to get support or answers to their questions. During the online sessions we use video's and powerpoint presentations that work very well for younger students, and beginners.

 

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Karii Contreras Rubio's comment, July 29, 2013 1:10 AM
Pienso que el problema es que nuestros padres no tienen conocimiento de el uso del Internet, y se basan sólo en lo que han escuchado de otras personas que de igual manera no tienen conocimiento, y se fundan la idea que sólo es una pérdida de tiempo.
Laura Antichi's comment, August 19, 2013 4:50 PM
Mike,sure of course!
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Educational platform with materials, online library, forum and blog. Communication with Spanish native teachers from Spain. A unique concept.