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Teaching Languages for long-term memory
At Michaela Community School, we believe that ‘memory is the residue of thought’ (Daniel Willingham). To help pupils get language into their long-term memory, we need them to be focused on the traditional activities that concentrate thoughts on the language: translation, dictation, reading, listening, and short writing and speaking tasks.
The Goldlist method: Learning vocabulary by writing it down
Are you struggling with a foreign language? Tired of flashcards and memorising glossaries? If so, the Goldlist method may help, all you need is a notebook and a pen!
A polyglot life
A super linguist from Chester, Richard Simcott is also an entrepreneur who founded the polyglot conference in 2012. Read his account of what it was like to be a polyglot before the internet took off.
Can talking two languages keep your brain healthy?
Around the world, the ability to switch between languages is common - and possibly innate. Gaia Vance asks if monoglots are missing out on something important.
How to learn a language
Learn about the concepts and skills required to learn languages successfully. This free course, How to learn a language, introduces the skills and strategies for language learning, setting realistic goals when learning languages and keeping motivated, practise speaking skills and vocabulary learning strategies. It will enable you to evaluate ...
From sound to meaning: hearing, speech and language
Human communication is vastly more complex than that of any other species we know about. It is so complex that linguists are only just beginning to identify the processes in the brain that are related to understanding language. This free course, From sound to meaning: hearing, speech and language, looks at how language is understood by taking an...
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