Researchers say these studies suggest the mental challenge of speaking more than one language can boost cognitive reserve – an improved ability of the brain to cope with damaging influences such as stroke or dementia.
Adults worry about the grammar, their accent, vocabulary and making a fool of themselves. Getting the language wrong is embarrassing (in their own minds). So they set about trying to learn the language as if it's a machine. They learn all the words from lists and learn phrases by rote. And so they stay in their comfort zones and their language learning stops at stock set phrases. What a shame.
Hi everybody, this is my first post for the KLOO Language Pie blog. Unless you have been following KLOO on Twitter and Facebook you won’t have met me yet. My name is Kim and in the middle of April I started managing the social media accounts for KLOO Language Games. I work from home managing the social media side of KLOO and I absolutely love it! I adore language learning and am ever so chatty, so to have a job that involves me talking about language learning is just fantastic. :o) When I was at [...]