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And… Why is it harder to learn a second language as an adult?
It has a lot to do with our brains. A recent study has shown that we adults are culture-bound listeners. Our brain is able to discriminate the sounds of our language, but not of others. However, babies are able to discriminate all sounds of all languages.
This begs the question: When do we lose this capability? The answer is before being one year old.
Then, is there a critical period for learning languages? What is happening in babies’ brains? Can we say “the sooner the better” regarding language learning?
If you want to know more, click on the link below:
Different language speakers will agree upon the fact that not only is the power of communication achieved when learning new tongues, but also so many cultural aspects and expressions that always open our minds and make us think differently.
Well, get ready for what’s coming. Besides the variety of skills we can acquire from language learning, it has been discovered in recent studies that the way people perceive time is shaped by the way they address it in the different tongues they speak. Do you want to know why? Here’s the article:
If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, you may have a voice problem
It definitely sounds like one of those clickbait headlines, although in this case it’s part of a helpful and interesting article from The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). In the aforementioned article, you can find basic information about how to take care of your voice:
For extra tips, specific exercises and warm up techniques feel free to watch the following videos: