Episode 8: Cognitive Benefits and Practical Strategies of Language Learning

Episode 8: Cognitive Benefits and Practical Strategies of Language Learning

 

Julian interviews JP, a polyglot and language professor, about practical language learning strategies as well as the cognitive benefits of learning a second (and eventually third) language. They discuss their personal journeys and experiences while explaining some of the neuroscience behind language learning. Finally they offer practical advice on how to get started and how to personalize an individual language learning program.

 

Language difficulties according to the Foreign Service Institute

 

Language learning tools discussed in this episode

“Smart Flashcards” https://ankiweb.net/about

https://www.duolingo.com/

https://www.memrise.com

Check out this episode!

 

Further reading

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4295724/

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/bilingualism-language-and-cognition/article/bilingual-brain-as-revealed-by-functional-neuroimaging/94B4BCA702C54A32AAE97F900DAFA59A

There is a correlation between bilingualism and memory skills.

There is a correlation between bilingualism and the offset of age-related cognitive losses.

There is evidence bilingualism correlates with increased cognitive development and abilities.

https://www.actfl.org/advocacy/what-the-research-shows

 

 


Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics

Join the discussion!