Language Acquisition Articles ¡Hola amigos! My name is Julio Foppoli and I am the creator of this website, as well as of many other educational websites. One of the main problems I see today is students struggling due to information overload. I find it funny to come across lots of passionate learners who think they can learn Spanish on their own, just by browsing the internet and getting ahold of thousands free lessons and resources here and there, not knowing that some of those materials lack logic and are even created by amateurs. They feel that with determination, they don't need anyone to master Spanish. Sorry to break it to you folks, but it just doesn't work. Lera Boroditsky: Cómo la lengua moldea nuestra forma de pensar Multiple barriers prevent children and learners from acquiring literacy skills – Ofsted An Ofsted report launched today looking at the barriers to good literacy shows that poor development of speaking and listening skills at an early age is holding children back from learning to read and write. The report, Removing barriers to literacy, also highlights the need for teachers to have high expectations, the importance of the systematic teaching of phonics, and how the clear assessment of individual pupils’ progress and needs can drive improvement. Inspectors found that less successful schools limited their expectations of pupils because they measured success against the average for a particular group rather than against the national average for all pupils.
Secrets of Human Speech Uncovered A team of researchers at UC San Francisco has uncovered the neurological basis of speech motor control, the complex coordinated activity of tiny brain regions that controls our lips, jaw, tongue and larynx as we speak. Edward Chang, MD Described this week in the journal Nature, the work has potential implications for developing computer-brain interfaces for artificial speech communication and for the treatment of speech disorders. It also sheds light on an ability that is unique to humans among living creatures but poorly understood.
how-teach-reading-skills-without-books?j=13983335&e=gbgeorgie@hotmail Reading is a vital part of a classroom. It embeds skills that are used across the curriculum: vocabulary, emotional literacy and enjoyment, to name a few. Back in February 2018, I was racking my brains, trying to think of new ways to help my class understand making inferences. Quick read: Languages: We can do better for our bilingual students
Language Acquisition Theory By Henna Lemetyinen, published 2012 Language is a cognition that truly makes us human. Whereas other species do communicate with an innate ability to produce a limited number of meaningful vocalizations (e.g. bonobos), or even with partially learned systems (e.g. bird songs), there is no other species known to date that can express infinite ideas (sentences) with a limited set of symbols (speech sounds and words). This ability is remarkable in itself.