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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.
Neuroplasticity - the ability of the brain to adapt and change depending on the environment
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