Project Plan-How are languages learned

Inquiry question 

How are languages learned? 

 

 

For this project, we will be looking at effective ways to learn languages, based on a variety of factors and learning styles. 

Things we're thinking of covering: 

Effective ways to learn based on 

-age 

-native language 

-learning style (kinesthetic, auditory, visual, etc) 

-languages one has learned before 

-exposure to language 

-interest in language 

-difficulties of learning English/Japanese  

-physical effects 

For this topic we will be writing some parts separately by using our perspectives as second language learners. If you have any questions or suggestion please let us know. That would be really helpful for us. 

 

Thank you for reading. 

 

Haleigh Strickler, Tainoshin Araya 

 

 

Here are some ideas we are planning to look for so far. 

https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t...2asx9g6kzLG2GKeKysri 

https://theconversation.com/at...econd-language-53840 

https://theconversation.com/at...econd-language-53840 

http://www.businessinsider.com...anguage-adult-2014-7 

https://www.theguardian.com/ed...in-language-learning

Original Post

Hi Tai, 

What a great idea for an inquiry! I am super interested in learning new languages but I actually found it noticeably harder in my high school years to learn Spanish than in my middle school years to learn French. Also, there is probably research backing up why it is easier to learn a language at birth than if you're an adult, so maybe you can explain this and compare the reasons. Maybe there are certain languages that are easier to learn and to pick up than others, so this would also be interesting to learn. For example, if I already know French and Spanish, it would probably be easier for me than for someone who just speaks English to learn Italian. Hope this is helpful!

Hi Tai, I think this question is interesting and very relevant. I agree that some people find learning languages relatively easy in comparison to others. I would like to know if that has to do with their learning ability and style. I’m excited to see more of your posts. If you’re wondering about different brain types and learning languages you can check this link out! 

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/am...in-language-learning

Hey Tai, I really like how you put interest in the list of factors because it effects us all immensely and is so important to everyone trying to do anything. it would be awesome if you did one post dedicated to interest. I will look forward to learn more things about how languages are learned.

Here is something to think about that I found: https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift...est-drives-learning/

 

good luck
-Jake Schmidt

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