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What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn?

What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
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Interesting starting point for discussion of second language acquisition for course on learning strategies or general teacher education 

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The wrong and right way to learn a foreign language

The wrong and right way to learn a foreign language | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
"Linguist Stephen Krashen takes issue with the notion that people who want to learn a foreign language need to go through a grammar and vocabulary boot camp."
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Language Mastery | How to Learn Any Language through Self-Guided Immersion

Language Mastery | How to Learn Any Language through Self-Guided Immersion | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Serial language learner John Fotheringham has this site on (for?) autonomous second language learning.  Podcasts, videos, product reviews ... encouragement and support for learners of any language.

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The power of noticing in second language acquisition

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"What is attention, and what role does it play in foreign language learning? That’s the question that this little language note will explore," says Gavin, graduate students in a language-related field at the University of Hawai'i.  

 

After reviewing some of the research on noticing in second language acquisition (Schmidt) and examining four key ideas, he concludes:

"Learning another language exercises our attention brain muscles. And learning to achieve a higher quality of attention in our daily life through daily language exercise can’t be a bad thing…right?"

 

Interesting as an argument to encourage language learners, but also for information about the key concept of noticing (which I have written about here http://bit.ly/pSSoVt).

 

More language notes of this type, plus more academic resources on Gavin's Leaky Grammar blog.

 

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Langology | Archive | Language Acquisition

Langology | Archive | Language Acquisition | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"Language, language and linguistic news...."

 

Short science reports in relation to language acquisition, links to TED talks, nicely organised and set out.  A painless way to get some more background on how languages are learned.

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Top 10 Language Acquisition Videos | Voxy Blog

Top 10 Language Acquisition Videos | Voxy Blog | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
The field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) in Linguistics has only been around for about 90 years, which makes it a newborn baby compared to “more traditional” areas of science and psychology. Though it’s a relatively new player on the scientific school yard, SLA has already garnered mountains of research, insights into learning, and cunning theories that unravel some of the mysteries of language. Today, we present our top picks for most interesting and stimulating videos on SLA and Language Learning.
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