Becoming Fluent: How Cognitive Science Can Help Adults Learn by Richard M. Roberts, Roger J. Kreuz

By Richard M. Roberts, Roger J. Kreuz

Adults who are looking to research a international language are frequently discouraged simply because they think they can't collect a language as simply as little ones. when they start to examine a language, adults should be additional discouraged once they locate the tools used to educate teenagers don’t appear to paintings for them. what's an grownup language learner to do? during this booklet, Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz draw on insights from psychology and cognitive technological know-how to teach that adults can grasp a international language in the event that they deliver to endure the talents and data they've got honed over an entire life. Adults shouldn’t attempt to research as youngsters do; they need to study like adults.

Roberts and Kreuz record proof that adults can research new languages much more simply than young children. kids seem to have basically merits over adults in studying a language: they collect a local accessory extra simply, and so they don't be afflicted by self-defeating anxiousness approximately studying a language. Adults, nonetheless, have the higher advantages—gained from experience—of an knowing in their personal psychological techniques and realizing find out how to use language to do issues. Adults have a particularly valuable snatch of pragmatics, the social use of language, and Roberts and Kreuz exhibit the right way to leverage this metalinguistic skill in studying a brand new language.

Learning a language takes attempt. but when grownup newbies follow the instruments bought over a life-time, it may be stress-free and worthwhile.

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May I try this on? V. sunbed le démaquillant cleanser le soin du visage facial l’épilation wax la pédicurie pedicure français • english l’autobronzant self-tanning cream le parfum perfume l’eau de toilette cologne vocabulaire • vocabulary le dissolvant nail polish remover les ciseaux à ongles nail scissors la crème hydratante moisturizer exfolier exfoliate (v) la manucure • manicure la lime à ongles nail file le tonique toner le vernis à ongles nail polish le teint gras complexion oily le bronzage tan clair fair sensible sensitive le tatouage tattoo foncé dark hypoallergénique hypoallergenic antirides anti-wrinkle sec dry le ton shade les boules de coton cotton balls le coupeongles nail clippers 41 la santé health LA SANTÉ • HEALTH la maladie • illness le saignement de nez nosebleed la toux cough l’éternuement sneeze le rhume cold la grippe flu la nausée nausea la varicelle chickenpox l’éruption rash le mal de tête headache la fièvre | fever l’inhalateur inhaler l’asthme asthma les crampes cramps vocabulaire • vocabulary l’attaque stroke le diabète diabetes l’eczéma eczema le refroidissement chill vomir vomit (v) la diarrhée diarrhea la tension blood pressure l’allergie allergy l’infection infection le mal d’estomac stomachache l’épilepsie epilepsy la rougeole measles la crise cardiaque heart attack le rhume des foins hayfever le virus virus s’évanouir faint (v) la migraine migraine les oreillons mumps 44 français • english LA SANTÉ • HEALTH le médecin • doctor l’infirmière nurse la consultation • consultation la lampe de radio X-ray viewer le médecin doctor l’ordonnance prescription la patiente patient la balance scale vocabulaire • vocabulary le manchon cuff le tensiomètre électronique electric blood pressure monitor le rendez-vous appointment l’inoculation vaccination le cabinet surgery le thermomètre thermometer la salle d’attente waiting room l’examen médical medical examination J’ai besoin de voir un médecin.

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