language learning

Language learners ‘are creative and smart’


March 16th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 16 (ANI): Researchers have demonstrated that language learning goes well beyond simple imitation, and in fact that language learners are quite creative and remarkably smart.Not only are learners able ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mom’s voice activates newborn’s language learning


December 20th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 20 (IANS) A mother's voice activates parts of her baby's brain responsible for language learning. Researchers at the University of Montreal made the discovery after performing electrical recordings on the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Songbirds learn while asleep


June 17th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 17 (IANS) Zebra finches learn their songs early in life even while asleep -- similar to the way children learn how to speak, research significant to our understanding of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Language learning begins in the womb


November 6th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) From their very first days, newborns' cries already bear the mark of the language their parents speak, reveals a new study. The findings suggest that infants begin picking up ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Tots who use gestures more have better vocabulary at kindergarten age


February 13th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Children who use gestures more as toddlers have a good vocabulary, and are better prepared for school, according to a new study from University of Chicago.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Girls struggle more than boys to adjust in language-learning environment


October 7th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Girls find it more difficult than boys to adjust to new surroundings, where they are required to learn a new language, according to new Michigan State University ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Unique feature of human brain allows language learning


March 24th, 2008 - 11:29 am ICT by admin
New York, March 24 (IANS) A new study has identified a feature unique to the human brain that is shedding light on how human language evolved. The study, by researchers at Emory ... Read more...

Posted in World |

A UK school that teaches its kids in 40 languages


March 10th, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar.10 (ANI): Newbury Park Primary School in Redbridge, north-east London, has acquired a reputation of sorts. Here, its 850 pupils reportedly learn phrases in 40 languages by the time they transfer to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bilingual babies’ language learning mechanism differs from monolingual tots’


November 14th, 2007 - 2:03 am ICT by admin
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