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PODCAST: What is the perfect age to learn languages? And are there any benefits to your brain health?
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PODCAST: What is the perfect age to learn languages? And are there any benefits to your brain health? language acquisition linguistics podcast Nov 16, 2022

In this episode of the podcast, I ask neuroscientist Dr. Thomas Bak about the perfect age to learn languages. Is it ever too late to start? Can you...

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PODCAST: Is it normal to speak more than one language & HOW do we learn them?
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PODCAST: Is it normal to speak more than one language & HOW do we learn them? language acquisition languages linguistics podcast Nov 10, 2022

Do you say ‘podcast’ or podcarst? I have no idea which one is more ‘me’ and so I sought advice about how we learn to speak...

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Adults speak FAST, so how do babies ever pick it up?! child development language acquisition languages Nov 03, 2022

It's truly incredible how perceptive babies are when it comes to learning to speak. Assuming there are no hearing or cognitive issues with language...

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Studies show: bat babbling is like human baby babbling! child development language acquisition linguistics Oct 25, 2022

An important stage of language development in humans is the babbling stage. During this time, toddlers make a range of specific sounds as they...

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PODCAST: 'Psgetti' & 'ephalent'... Do my children need speech & language therapy?
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PODCAST: 'Psgetti' & 'ephalent'... Do my children need speech & language therapy? child development language acquisition podcast Oct 17, 2022

We don’t often understand the process of learning to talk until we need speech and language therapy. It’s something parents have little...

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Everyone is already a linguist - YES even you! language acquisition linguistics Aug 25, 2022

Do you feel like you are 'rubbish at languages’? Over my 20 years as a languages teacher, and the last eleven years running Babel Babies,...

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Myth busting "the more languages the better" statement language acquisition myth busting Aug 24, 2022

Yes, Babel Babies is a multilingual programme, but that's not to say that children can learn infinite languages simultaneously, or that a...

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Won’t introducing my child to new languages cause them to mix their languages & they’ll end up really confused? child development language acquisition Aug 15, 2022

Parents who are raising their children as bi/ multilingual, or who are simply introducing their little ones to a new language can often be met with...

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Since everyone speaks English, is there much point in learning other languages? language acquisition linguistics May 30, 2022

As a nation, we’re pretty notorious for being “rubbish” at languages. But this wasn’t always the case. Throughout British...

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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.

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