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PLAY is LERNING. Alison Gopnik: What do babies think? Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies. The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Barbara Arrowsmith-Young at TEDxToronto. Wake Up! Daily Routines Song for Kids. Days of the Week Song - 7 Days of the Week - Children's Songs by The Learning Station. Финляндия станет первой страной, которая отменит все школьные предметы. Кен Робинсон - Новый взгляд на систему образования / Changing Education Paradigms.

Can we learn a second language like we learned our first? Robert William McCaul, winner (with Marek Kiczkowiak) of the TeachingEnglish blog award, examines the influential ideas of linguist Stephen Krashen, and the implications they have for the language classroom. If you've ever doubted whether you're a good language learner, then bear in mind that you've already learned one language very well indeed – your first.

But this raises an interesting question: can adults learn a second language in the same way they learned their first as children? And if so, what are the implications for the classroom? Stephen Krashen and the acquisition of languages Perhaps no-one has looked at the question more closely than the linguist Stephen Krashen, who has introduced some of the most influential concepts to the study of second-language acquisition.

Krashen sums up the idea in a famous documentary on the subject called A child's guide to learning languages, produced by BBC Horizon in 1983. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The advantages children have over adult learners. Сила интровертов. The Gardener and the Carpenter | Alison Gopnik. “Bracing and thoughtful . . . Educators looking to resist the current vogue for highly scripted, teacher-driven lesson modules will be delighted by Gopnik’s strong scientific case for letting children guide their own learning . . . Gopnik shines when she describes the intricate world of children’s play . . .

She also has a subtle grasp of policy problems bedeviling young children and their families . . . Gopnik never veers from her faith in the warm human bond between caregiver and child that drives not only 'the pathos, but also the moral depth' of being a parent. This lovely book, and the life’s work that animates it, will only deepen that bond, helping our children to flourish.” “Fascinating and passionate . . . "Alison Gopnik's The Gardener and the Carpenter should be required reading for anyone who is, or is thinking of becoming, a parent . . . "Deeply researched . . . Password protected padlet. Learning through play ey.