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How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
Speaking another language fluently seems to affect what you notice and how you remember events.
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This article is useful for language teachers when thinking about how the languages (L1) their students speak frame their view on cultural and world issues.
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This article is useful for language teachers when thinking about how the languages (L1) their students speak frame their view on cultural and world issues.
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Why Multilingual People Have Healthier, More Engaged Brains

Why Multilingual People Have Healthier, More Engaged Brains | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
Educators often focus on the language skills students who are still learning English lack, but bilingualism is a huge neuro-strength. The ability to speak more
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The map of the world according to what languages we want to learn

The map of the world according to what languages we want to learn | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
English is the most popular language in the world to learn online, at least according to one of the world's biggest language websites.
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Does the language you speak change your view of the world?

Does the language you speak change your view of the world? | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different way
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A Dictionary of Language Acquisition: A Comprehensive Overview of Key Terms ... - Hossein Tavakoli - Google Livres

A Dictionary of Language Acquisition: A Comprehensive Overview of Key Terms ... - Hossein Tavakoli - Google Livres | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
The function of “A dictionary of language acquisition: A comprehensive overview of key terms in first and second language acquisition” is to collect and synthesize the knowledge base that is already well accepted and that has been well researched. Thus, it is a reference guide which offers an authoritative and encyclopedic survey of key terms and concepts in the areas of language acquisition and development. The volume is intended as a resource to elucidate various concepts, issues, approaches, models, and theories of language acquisition in an efficient and accessible style. This book makes use of approximately 1000 alphabetical entries with cross references where necessary. This volume is designed to appeal to undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, lecturers, practitioners, researchers, consultants, and consumers of information across the field of both first and second language acquisition.
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The basics of language acquisition research.

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Bilingualism Benefits the Brain at Any Age - Language Magazine

Learning and actively using a second language, whether done from childhood or later in life, can not only improve language processing but benefit the brain in a more general sense.
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Most investigation on the topic shows that learning and using a second language benefits your brain and your life!

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SKrashen: The compelling input hypothesis (Krashen VAASL plenary)

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Developed further from the Comprehensible Input, Compelling Input  means that something is so interesting that one forgets the fact it is in a foreign language.

Stephen Krashen will speak in Paris at the TESOL France annual colloquium on 14-16 November. Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1byg9auFnFGdmzk_iuRKN6NSGy4j8_P9DPYKFIY6rI8g/viewform

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Registration Form for TESOL France 33rd Annual TESOL France Colloquium: November 14, 15, 16 2014

Registration Form for TESOL France 33rd Annual TESOL France Colloquium: November 14, 15, 16 2014 | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
33rd Annual TESOL France Colloquium: November 14, 15, 16 2014 with Stephen Krashen and Carol Read and a host of other speakers and presenters.

Event date: Télécom ParisTech, November 14,15 16th 2014.
Time: Friday: 17:00-20:00, Saturday 9:00 - 19:00, Sunday 9-17:00

TESOL France website: http://www.tesol-france.org

Venue: 49 rue Barrault. 75013 Paris, France

Directions: http://www.tesol-france.org/TelecomMap.php
Please bring a photo ID to present at the venue entrance.

This event is FREE to TESOL France members and exhibitors.
Speakers and Poster presenters have a reduced registration fee of €30 euros.
Non-member registration fee: €49 euros.
Please bring exact change when you arrive at the conference. Advanced payment is not required.

Payment options: cash and cheque (drawn from a French bank account) only. We're sorry but payment by credit card is not possible.

If you like, joining TESOL France, €49 (or renewing your membership) will be possible on the day. If you would like to join, simply fill out the pre-membership form here: http://www.tesol-france.org/membership.php

Hotels on Booking.com in the area during the conference: http://bit.ly/1qvWgTW
TESOL France is unable to offer financial assistance related to travel or accommodation. We are sorry, but no scholarships are available.

For our three day colloquium we are welcoming talks from English Language Teaching fields which focus on the teaching and administration of language from working with young learners to business English as well as how to promote yourself. More than 60 presentations will be available for your choosing. Times of exchange and sharing will be the overriding atmosphere of the conference as you will have many opportunities to mingle, be challenged, learn, share and take home ideas in order to improve your teaching and interactions with students and administrators.

Questions? Contact: tesolfrance@gmail.com
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Dr. Stephen Krashen will give three talks at the TESOL France annual Colloquium in Paris on 14-16 November. Do not miss this!

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Stephen Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition (Assimilação Natural - o Construtivismo no Ensino de Línguas)

Stephen Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition (Assimilação Natural - o Construtivismo no Ensino de Línguas) | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
Short description of Krashen's 5 main hypotheses on second language acquisition with comments in Portuguese.
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Stephen Krashen is going to speak in Paris at the TESOL France annual colloquium on 14-16 November at Telecom ParisTech. More information at www.tesol-france.org

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10 things bilingual children do really well

10 things bilingual children do really well | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
Every child is good at something and as parents we love seeing our children do well. Bilingual children have an added advantage in different situations in their lives – and they often get really good, and – depending on their personality – sometimes cheeky with their language skills. 1. Correct their parents’ language Children in [...]
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Aged 35 He Speaks 11 Languages - Luca Lampariello's 11 Tricks To Learn Any Language

Here’s a wake-up call for all those who dream of becoming multilingual: just do it! Luca Lampariello talks about his motivation for learning 11 languages.
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What's the best way to teach languages?

What's the best way to teach languages? | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
How do students best pick up languages? Martin Williams talks to academics, teachers and multi-lingual speakers to find out about the science of learning a language
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"The best method is the method you like", "Languages cannot be taught, they can only be learn". states the article in The Guardian. Teachers are there to guide language learners to learn.
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Henry Hartzler's curator insight, June 22, 2016 3:41 AM
This was an incredibly insightful article on language pedagogy. It discussed an approach favoring task-based learning with the objective of communication over grammar/translation. In this way, language is immersed into the students' lives as relevant and pertinent. 
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What is Translanguaging?

What is Translanguaging? | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
Many teachers of bilingual children practice translanguaging in the classroom. But what is it exactly and what are its linguistic and cognitive underpinnings?
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Foreign Language Learning in Adults Associated With Genetic Variation

Foreign Language Learning in Adults Associated With Genetic Variation | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
Researcher in communication sciences and disorders examines the brain’s role in individual differences in adult language learning and seeks to understand the biological origins of language.
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Based on my experience, I truly believe in adult language learners' ability to learn a new language. Good to read about scientific proof.
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Foreign-Language Grammar Instruction via the Mother Tongue

Foreign-Language Grammar Instruction via the Mother Tongue
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"Knowledge of the mother tongue can serve as a springboard for foreign language (FL) development " article by Michal B. Paradowski. 

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Cambridge Journals Online - Applied Psycholinguistics - Abstract - The relationship between bilingualism and the development of cognitive processes in problem solving

Cambridge Journals Online - Applied Psycholinguistics - Abstract - The relationship between bilingualism and the development of cognitive processes in problem solving | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
This study examined the effects of differing degrees of bilingualism on the nonverbal problemsolving abilities of children in grade 3. Three linguistic groups were compared on problem-solving tasks designed to measure control of attention or analysis of knowledge, processes previously shown to develop differently in monolingual and bilingual children solving linguistic problems (Bialystok, 1988). In this study, an English-speaking monolingual group was compared with a FrenchEnglish bilinguals showed better performance on the non-linguistic tasks requiring control of attention than both the partial bilingual group and the monolingual group. There were no differences found between the groups on the non-linguistic task requiring analysis of representational structures. These results indicate that balanced bilinguals carry over their linguistic advantage in control of attention into the non-linguistic domain.
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SKrashen: Pleasure reading is (very) good for you at any age: The Sullivan-Brown report (2014)

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Child reading, adult reading, every day reading of high-brow fiction, even music play crucial roles in vocabulary development. Reading also helps overcome differences due to social differences, says the report. Excellent read! Stephen Krashen will speak in Paris on 14-16 November at the TESOL France Annual Colloquium. Link to register: : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1byg9auFnFGdmzk_iuRKN6NSGy4j8_P9DPYKFIY6rI8g/viewform

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La clé des langues - Plurilangues - The Sociolinguistics of Identity

Peter Stockwell aborde la question - centrale dans le débat scientifique actuel - de la place que doit (ou ne doit pas) occuper la notion d'identité dans l'analyse sociolinguistique.
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Dr. Stephen Krashen Plenary KOTESOL International Conference 2011 - YouTube

Dr Stephen Krashen Seeking a Justification for Direct Instruction Dr. Krashen's website: http://www.sdkrashen.com/ More about KOTESOL at http://koreatesol.or...
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Dr. Krashen ha investigado durante más de cuarenta años en profundidad sobre Inglés como segunda lengua y establecido un marco teórico que todo profesor-a de inglés y cualquier otra lengua debería conocer.

 

Investigador y profesor digno de admiración!

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Comprehensible Input | Stephen Krashen - YouTube

Dr. Stephen Krashen talks about how we acquire languages. We acquire languages by understanding messages.
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Stephen Krashen defines "comprehensible input".

"We acquire language in only one way: when we understand messages (...) the only thing that works, the only thing that counts is giving people messages they understand that we now call comprehensible input."

Stephen Krashen is going to speak in Paris at the TESOL France annual colloquium on 14-16 November at Telecom ParisTech. More information at www.tesol-france.org


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Multilinguals Have Multiple Personalities

Multilinguals Have Multiple Personalities | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
Flipping from one language to another can reveal a whole new you. 
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interesting results from qualitative research with French reference. 

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