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How are languages stored in the brain?! language acquisition languages May 10, 2022

Over the last couple of decades there has been a fundamental change in how we understand the brain, particularly in relation to how...

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The best way to learn a new language? language acquisition languages Apr 08, 2022

STOP worrying about the spelling... and START LISTENING! We get it - it was ingrained into us at school to spell correctly - in fact it was a huge...

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How many words can you say in a minute?! child development language acquisition Apr 04, 2022

150 words per minute!! Whoa!

More precisely, when adults speak a language they know well, they produce (on average) 150 wpm.

Sports commentators...

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Why learning languages with your children is always time well spent. language acquisition Mar 30, 2022

Learning languages is not necessarily just about the final achievement – being able to communicate in another language (which of course...

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Languages bring cognitive benefits whatever age you start learning language acquisition Mar 08, 2022

At Babel Babies we believe it is important to only state something is FACT if there is concrete scientific evidence to back it up.

This means...

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The REAL advantages of bilingualism & multilingualism child development language acquisition languages Jan 31, 2022

So if being bilingual doesn't necessarily make you better at thinking (the jury is still out on the cognitive 'advantage' for children), what's the...

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The bilingual advantage - taking a closer look child development language acquisition languages linguistics Jan 24, 2022

Does being bilingual make you cleverer?

The science of bilingualism is relatively new, with ever-evolving parameters as neuroscience, behavioural...

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Can monkeys learn to speak? language acquisition linguistics Jan 24, 2022

Have you heard of 'the chimp wars'? Whether or not humans and apes share some of the same language-learning mechanisms is a hotly debated topic.

A...

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How singing helps children learn languages child development language acquisition languages Aug 18, 2021

When learning a new language, babies and young children respond really well to repetition, short phrases, changes in pitch and emotional tone of...

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Multilingual is normal - even if you speak one language child development language acquisition languages Jul 31, 2021

Words please, maestro!

Yes, you are like a conductor directing a full orchestra of linguistic choices in your head.

Do you say 'hiya' to your close...

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Myth busting "the earlier the better" statement! child development language acquisition languages Jul 21, 2021

Just how many times have you heard this – “the earlier the better” when it comes to learning languages?

But is this really the...

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The seriously cool benefits of learning languages! child development language acquisition languages Jul 14, 2021

These are some of the seriously cool benefits of learning languages:

Improved social skills

Appreciation of diversity

Can delay the onset of...

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