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Archive for August, 2011

Adults don’t need to “learn like a child” Posted by on Aug 4, 2011

You may have heard these language learning claims before: “Learn a language the way you did as a child” or “mimic the way you learned your very first language”.  Those of us in the language learning business see the fallacy in such arguments: learning our first language was actually quite difficult, not to mention slow! …

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Old Dogs, New Tricks Posted by on Aug 2, 2011

As the old adage goes, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.  And a slew of scientific research has confirmed the spirit of the saying — at least when it comes to learning a new language.  One recent study, however, challenges the notion of a language skill learning advantage in children. The leading thought…

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