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In a recent article titled ‘Secret Military Test, Coming Soon to Your Spanish Class’ in the science magazine Nautilus, Michael Erard summarizes the research behind a new test developed at the University of Maryland to predict a person’s ability to learn ...

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The recent article on the Smithsonian web site on new research that demonstrates that being exposed to faces or images that you associate with your home country primes you to think in your native tongue and so interferes with second language acquisition m...

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Dreams 'can help with learning'

6 May 2010 15:17:29

Having problems learning the subjunctive, irregular verbs, gerunds and false cognates in your chosen language? According to an article from the BBC dreaming in your sleep about the task helps with the process of reinforcing learning and memory retention. ...

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Foreign subtitles improve speech perception for second langauge learners according to a new study by the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. The research suggests that foreign language acquisition works better when watching foreign film DVDs if th...

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