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28.04.2022

Bilingualism is natural for our brain!

„Our brains are capable of engaging with multiple languages,“ says Sarah Phillips, a PhD student at New York University and lead author of the paper („Composition within and between Languages in the Bilingual Mind: MEG Evidence from Korean/English Bilinguals“), published in the journal eNeuro.

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10.01.2022

The fallacy of Learning Styles

Learning styles… You might have heard of them or you may even subscribe to one yourself! If anyone has ever said to you, ‘Oh, I’m a visual learner,’ that’s an example of a learning style.

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29.09.2021

How to make learning effective

There are many different factors contributing to successful learning. Among them are learning styles which we are going to shed some light on in this article

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07.03.2021

The personal aim as a motivator for language learning

 

Language learning for seniors is a complex topic. Many texts of the available literature on the topic often focus on the potential challenges:

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27.01.2021

A blog dedicated to
self-study language learning

During the COVID19 crisis we have understood the importance of online learning, especially for vulnerable groups for whom is essential to respect preventive measures and stay home.

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28.03.2022

Migration and linguistic integration

Global cross-border and internal migration has fostered the need for migrants to learn and speak additional languages in the societies they move to. 

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14.12.2021

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF)

It is important for this project to remind about The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF)that is crucial in language learning, it is a document which describes in a comprehensive manner the competences necessary for communication, the related knowledge and skills, and the situations and domains of communication. The CEF defines levels of language proficiency in different aspects and provides the detailed description of each language level and accompanying skills.

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29.07.2021

Affective domain of language learning

Affective side of language learning refers to emotions. There are many factors that influence this process that depend on our feelings, emotions, how we assess the situation, how we deal with problems, what we feel, whether we are open and sociable or closed and reserved.

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22.02.2021

Who is an adult learner?

When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people (a Chinese proverb).

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15.12.2020

Age-appropriate language learning

In adult education, the group of people aged 55+ have a special role: they are not only often interested in different topics than younger learners, but also the way the lessons should be conducted is different. The MEANING project has set itself to shedding more light on the needs of learners of 55+ years. An introduction to the principles of to age-appropriate language learning can be found here:

http://www.gfl-journal.de/3-2000/berndt.html

14.02.2022

Some research behind language learning….

Elderly people can successfully learn foreign languages and should learn as the process of learning keeps them active. Learning foreign languages has been proven to slow down the brain’s aging process and increase intelligence. Contrary to prevailing stereotypes, no research proves that the age of people who want to learn another language is a significant factor influencing the learning process. Anybody can start learning a language adventure any time at any age.

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30.11.2021

How gamification influences the learning process

What is gamification? Gamification of training refers to the use of playful mechanisms to gamify learning contentin order to stimulate learner curiosity and improve user engagement.

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01.06.2021

Socialization in online education!

 

During the last year, we have all noticed how COVID-19 has affected our social life. The effects of the pandemic have been serious in young people, but they have been especially devastating to older individuals.

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08.02.2021

The European Profiling Grid

If you are a language teacher you can try an interesting tool for language teachers for raising awareness about language teaching competences and teaching quality and are also important aids to teacher training and development.

The e-Grid aim is to help language teachers assess their professional strengths and training needs, and to support people who are managing and supporting teachers.

https://www.eaquals.org/…/the-european-profiling-grid/