Language Learning and Its Impact on the Brain: Connecting Language Learning with the Mind Through Content‐Based Instruction

  title={Language Learning and Its Impact on the Brain: Connecting Language Learning with the Mind Through Content‐Based Instruction},
  author={Teresa Kennedy},
  journal={Foreign Language Annals},
  • T. Kennedy
  • Published 1 October 2006
  • Linguistics
  • Foreign Language Annals
ABSTRACT: Cognitive sciences are discovering many things that educators have always intuitively known about language learning. However, the important point is actively using this new information to improve both student learning and current teaching practices. The implications of neuroscience for educational reform regarding second language (L2) learning can clearly be seen in the following categories: brain structures and the corpus callosum; neuronal development and the parts of the brain… 

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