Research on Science-Based Language-Learning
It is true that acquiring a new language is a natural for kids. And it can be for adults too. The same part of the brain that children use to learn their first language is used when children learn a second language. While the fear of making mistakes sometimes inhibits older second language learners, young children are eager to explore, experiment, and take chances with language learning.
Second language learning also strengthens problem-solving, critical-thinking, and listening skills. Learners exposed to a second language have increased ability to multitask and concentrate. Their creativity, memory and mental flexibility skills grow as they think and learn in a second language. Additionally learning a second language enhances a child’s academic achievement and can help boost their reading skills. And it can help adults enrich their mental capacities too!
Below is a selection of research that lays the foundation of LL|TT's approach and techniques...
Key Sources Informing Linking Language | Telling Tales' Approach