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OSLE Implements Role Play, Shadowing into Learning

Olivet School of Language Education (OSLE) plans to offer more interactive engagement in its new Spring Independent Lab course....

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R. D. Winter Library Acquires 6,000 Books at Main Campus

Yesterday Ralph D. Winter Library at Olivet University main campus acquired six thousand new books at the school’s main campus location in Southern California.

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Word 'edges' are important for language acquisition

Word "edges" are important for language acquisition. Children start to learn the sound of words by remembering the first and last syllables. A SISSA study, published in Child Development, sheds light on the information the infant brain uses during language acquisition and the format in which it stores words in its memory.

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Speaking foreign languages may help protect your memory

"It appears speaking more than two languages has a protective effect on memory in seniors who practice foreign languages over their lifetime or at the time of the study," said study author Magali Perquin, PhD, with the Center for Health Studies from the Public Research Center for Health ("CRP-Santé") in Luxembourg.

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Bilingualism no big deal for brain, researcher finds

How do people who speak more than one language keep from mixing them up? How do they find the right word in the right language when being fluent in just one language means knowing about 30,000 words?

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Singing helps students tune into a foreign language

Singing in a foreign language can significantly improve learning how to speak it, according to a new study published in Springer's journal Memory & Cognition.

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Aphasia and bilingualism: Using one language to relearn another

In the era of globalization, bilingualism is becoming more and more frequent, and it is considered a plus. However, can this skill turn into a disadvantage, when someone acquires aphasia?

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