Brain and language learning with Marnie

(1st/2nd/3rd) language acquisition
- the process of learning the first, the second, etc languages
To acquire the language
- to know how to speak in a new language
Comprehensible input
- processible language that can be understood by people in large part, although not always fully
The silent period (in learning)
- the period of time when a language learner is able to process the second language, but not yet to speak in it
The emerging stage
- at this stage,m language learners are learning to put words together to produce phrases and short sentences
Language immersion
- interacting with the surrounding world using the second language
The affective filter
- an invisible psychological filter that either helps or hinders the process of language acquisition
Broca's area
- a brain center associated with the motor control of speech and usually located in the left side of the frontal lobe
Wernicke's area
- an area of the brain that is located in the posterior left temporal lobe and is associated with comprehension of language
Brain wiring
- the connection between the neurons in people’s brain
Language acquisition device LAD
- an assumed innate biological ability of humans to acquire and develop language
frontal, temporal and parietal lobes the motor cortex
- the divisions of each brain hemisphere: frontal is associated with emotional regulation, planning, reasoning and problem solving; temporal lobe is responsible for hearing, recognising language, and forming memories; parietal lobe is dedicated to integrating sensory information.
- the ability of the brain to adapt and change depending on the environment
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