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What happens when we learn new languages?

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:54 am    Post subject: What happens when we learn new languages? Reply with quote

I found this piece very interesting - and it includes why native English speakers find it so hard to learn new languages - more so, it appears, than people learning English as a new language:


http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/mar/19/language-learning-motivation-brain-teaching?CMP=twt_gu

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Language learning: what motivates us?

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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