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How the first language (L1) determines the ways of learning a second language (L2)?
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How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World

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Speaking another language fluently seems to affect what you notice and how you remember events.
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Language Acquisition News

Language Acquisition News | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
Read recent studies pertaining to language acquisition in infants and children.
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Books and Articles by Stephen D Krashen

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Rich collection of downloadable materials on SLA by Stephen Krashen.

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Making memories

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Language learning: what motivates us?

Language learning: what motivates us? | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
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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Interactional instinct in first language acquisition and the impact of societal support in SLA. Article pointed out by Daniel Xerri.

http://scelt.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/daniel-xerri-poetry-makes-language-learning-engaging/

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Are musicians better language learners?

Are musicians better language learners? | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
Children who learn music from a young age find it easier to learn languages even in adulthood, research has found
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Interesting article. Thanks @@Marisa Constantinides for pointing it out!

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Johnson: Do different languages confer different personalities?

Johnson: Do different languages confer different personalities? | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
LAST week, Johnson took a look at some of the advantages of bilingualism. These include better performance at tasks involving "executive function" (which involve the...
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Books and Articles by Stephen D Krashen

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Sapir, Whorf, and the hypothesis that wasn’t « Cambridge Extra at Linguist List

Sapir, Whorf, and the hypothesis that wasn’t « Cambridge Extra at Linguist List | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
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Geoff Jordan: SLA Research - who cares?

Geoff Jordan: SLA Research - who cares? | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it

"2011 TESOL Spain talk on Second Language Acquisition and its possible implications for ELT. It was delivered by a guy called Geoff Jordan, who’s I’m delighted to announce is now the second guest poster I’ve had here. Geoff has lived in Spain since 1981, working at ESADE, Barcelona for 28 years, first as a language teacher and then as Director of Studies. Since 2004, he’s been freelance, doing English immersion courses from home, working with post-doctoral students at the Universitat Politecnica de Barcelona and on the Distance Learning MA in AL and TESOL programme at Leicester University. Geoff also has his own blog, aimed particularly at those doing postgraduate work in Applied Linguistics, but surely of interest to anyone involved in teaching EFL."  Hugh Dellar


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Bilingualism good for the brain › News in Science (ABC Science)

Bilingualism good for the brain › News in Science (ABC Science) | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
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Dreaded questions...

Dreaded questions... | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
There's a blog I like to check out from time to time whose stated mission is: To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room t...
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Is research on language learning a science based on facts? 

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17 popular opinions about language learning and teaching

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List of assumptions about L2 teaching and learning from Lightbown and Spada's 2006 handbook.


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In pre-service teacher training sessions, we've had the most fun with "Students learn what they are taught."  I always disagree with it on the grounds that learners will pick up extra, different information about the L2 from input in class, and not necessarily focus on any specific objectives the teacher has set.  My students often disagree because they think learners are lazy and don't bother to memorise the information the teacher transmits.

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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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Stephen Ryan | Channel View Publications and Multilingual Matters

Stephen Ryan | Channel View Publications and Multilingual Matters | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
Posts about Stephen Ryan written by lauracvp
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The Science of Learning New Languages

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Second Language Acquisition Books - Routledge

Second Language Acquisition Books - Routledge | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
Books in the subject of Second Language Acquisition from Routledge and the Taylor & Francis Group
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Krashen on "Technology: useful tool if used to create and enhance comprehensible input"

Krashen on "Technology: useful tool if used to create and enhance comprehensible input" | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it

Marisa Constantinides on TEFL Matters analyses a recent talk by Krashen on technology.


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 5, 2013 9:24 AM

Links and quotes from Krashen's recent talk in Turkey.

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SKrashen: Bilingual education: What does the research say?

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Les styles d'apprentissage, une vaste rigolade ? | Thot Cursus

Les styles d'apprentissage, une vaste rigolade ? | Thot Cursus | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
La théorie sur les styles d'apprentissage recouvre certaines réalités évidentes : les apprenants n'apprennent pas tous de la même façon, pas la peine d'être diplômé en psychologie ou en...
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Learning Styles challenged. Article in French with refernces in English.

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Association pour la recherche en didactique de l'anglais et en acquisition : ARDAA

L’Association pour la Recherche en Didactique de l’Anglais et en Acquisition est une société savante fille de la SAES (Société des Anglicistes de l’enseignement supérieur) qui se donne pour mission de promouvoir, de valoriser les recherches en didactique de l’anglais et d’être un lieu d’échanges pour les chercheurs.


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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 6, 6:42 AM

Appel à propositions pour l'atelier didactique du Congrès SAES à Caen du 16 au 18 mai prochain - now or never :-)

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Your Mind on Language: How Bilingualism Boosts Your Brain

Your Mind on Language: How Bilingualism Boosts Your Brain | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
From the moment sound waves enter your ear and become neural impulses, your brain executes this rapid-fire series of events that few of us are ever aware of, but without which we'd be unable to communicate.
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Imagine A Flying Pig: How Words Take Shape In The Brain

Imagine A Flying Pig: How Words Take Shape In The Brain | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
Brain scans show that regions controlling our senses are called into action when we think of a word.
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Language as Metaphor - How human brain processes language

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Bilingual? Why Your Brain Says Merci

Bilingual? Why Your Brain Says Merci | Second Language Learning and Acquisition | Scoop.it
Being able to speak two languages isn't just useful for traveling to other countries -- it could actually help keep your brain in tip-top shape in older age, a new study suggests.
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Claire Kramsch | Department of German | University of California Berkeley

"Social, cultural and stylistic approaches to language study"

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