What type of vocabulary is most useful to learn; nouns, adjectives, or verbs?
I’ve just found this amazing resource of English’s phonetics. I highly recommend this workshop for English learners and Teachers. This is absolutely fantastic! ❤
The very fact that something as simple as working with puzzles or having once got a good education can improve brain function does prove that multilingualism is not the only path to staying cognitively healthy in your dotage. And plenty of monolinguals do perfectly well at acquiring empathy and social skills early in life. Still, there are roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world. There must be a reason our brains come factory-loaded to learn more than just one.
You’ll never say the word “fizzle” the same way again.
Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
On Call You And Yours we ask: Is it worthwhile learning another language? What are the biggest advantages of being multilingual and why do many of us struggle?
Despite being the world’s lingua franca, English is the most difficult European language to learn to read. Children learning other languages master the basic elements of literacy within a year, but British kids take two-and-a-half years to reach the same point.