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Learning dialects shapes brain areas that process spoken language - Science Daily (press release)

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Learning dialects shapes brain areas that process spoken language Science Daily (press release) "Our study reveals that an individual's language experience at a young age can shape the way languages are processed in the brain," comments Dr.
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UT Study: Native-like Brain Processing of Second Language Possible in ... - Tennessee Today

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61 Common Spanish Phrases to Use With Kids – A Printable List

61 Common Spanish Phrases to Use With Kids – A Printable List | Spanish Teaching Tips | Scoop.it
61 common Spanish phrases to use with kids as a part of a daily routine. The printable list with phrases and translations is an excellent reference for parents and child care providers.

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Spanish Playground's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:09 AM

The pintable list of common Spanish phrases is a handy reference for parents trying to incorporate the language into daily routines.

Kristin Pontarelli's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:36 PM

Great for the beginning of the year!

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Does Your Language Shape How You Think?

Does Your Language Shape How You Think? | Spanish Teaching Tips | Scoop.it
The idea that your mother tongue shapes your experience of the world may be true after all.

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Babel's curator insight, September 12, 2013 4:30 AM

The Whorf-bashing is a bit extreme, but this is a detailed article on the relationship between thought and the language we speak.

Kayeon Yoo's curator insight, January 15, 2014 1:15 PM

The debate about Sapir-Whorf hypothesis is on-going.

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Why speaking a second language can make you brainier: Bilinguals have 'better ... - Daily Mail

Why speaking a second language can make you brainier: Bilinguals have 'better ... - Daily Mail | Spanish Teaching Tips | Scoop.it
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Second Language Benefits

In areas of the world that are culturally more monolingual, learning a second language is a much more challenging endeavor.
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Passport needed

Passport needed | Spanish Teaching Tips | Scoop.it
Megan posted before about giving students a Hispanic country that they are "from" to get students more interested in a specific country. I wanted to add a little more culture based on some ideas fr...
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Spanish Halloween Vocabulary Activities

Spanish Halloween Vocabulary Activities | Spanish Teaching Tips | Scoop.it
Spanish Halloween vocabulary activities. Crafts, games and a printable Spanish vocabulary list.
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Habla español? Soon, Latinos will be less likely to say 'si'

Habla español? Soon, Latinos will be less likely to say 'si' | Spanish Teaching Tips | Scoop.it
In the future, the number of Spanish speakers in America who aren't Hispanic will grow, a Pew study says.

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Dr. Kathleen Contreras's curator insight, September 21, 2013 5:52 PM

Spanish language thrives among non-Hispanics.  

¡Vamos, Latinos-- Que hablen el español y apoyen los programas de doble inmersión!

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Johnson: How hard is English? How weird?

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JOHNSON gets mail. Tom K., a reader in Ottawa, asks:I had always understood English to be a reasonably easy language to learn, because it lacks many of the... (How hard is it to learn English and how weird is the language?

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Babel's curator insight, August 26, 2013 7:19 AM

Is English a difficult language to learn and what makes a language hard to learn?

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How 5 Decades of Hispanic Immigration Gave Miami Its Own Unique English Dialect

How 5 Decades of Hispanic Immigration Gave Miami Its Own Unique English Dialect | Spanish Teaching Tips | Scoop.it
Even native English speakers now sound slightly Latino.

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Babel's curator insight, September 12, 2013 4:09 AM

The video helps to get the Miami accent!

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How the Brain Picks up a Second Language

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Learning a language can be an excellent way to open a child up to another world, and especially at a young age, introducing new information can be cri ...
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Learning a second language has nothing but positives for the future - The Daily Titan

Learning a second language has nothing but positives for the future - The Daily Titan | Spanish Teaching Tips | Scoop.it
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Learning a second language has nothing but positives for the future
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There's no doubt that knowing more than one language has its benefits.
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It is very important that our students understand just how important it is to know a second language!

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Knowing more foreign languages beneficial to our future - Arizona Daily Wildcat

Knowing more foreign languages beneficial to our future - Arizona Daily Wildcat | Spanish Teaching Tips | Scoop.it
Knowing more foreign languages beneficial to our future
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A 2001 Gallup Poll found that 26 percent of American adults are fluent enough in a second language to hold a conversation.
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