Some Thoughts on Native vs. Second Language Acquisition Learning foreign languages, according to some teachers, is a means of gaining access to cultural knowledge and becoming familiar with a different way of expressing one’s thoughts. In fact, there are some theorists who have espoused the concept that your native language shapes what you are able […]
Ever wonder what effects learning a language has on your brain and cognitive development? A team of Swedish researchers made some interesting findings about the impacts and why you should learn a new language: https://lnkd.in/ecBuxSA Although several years old, this is a very interesting look at how language learning is different than other learning.
German Articles and Cases in German can drive the most studious learner of the language crazy. Have no fear, we’ve broken it down into a color-coded chart for you. Here are the rules: If there is no adjective, the definite and indefinite articles remain the same. Rules for adding (s/es) to the end of a masculine […]
So many Americans think of Asia as a vague group of countries on the other side of the world, with mysterious languages and an exotic culture. Today, we thought we’d take some time to sort out a few of them a bit for everybody. Each community is, after all, an exciting epicenter of culture and […]
“I took three years of Spanish in high school and two in college and can hardly speak three sentences.” Have you or someone you know uttered this sad phrase in some form? How about: “I’ve forgotten most of my Spanish, if only I could use it regularly.” If you have said something similar, continue reading. […]