“Fun is the limit in language learning with children” – Professor Minna Huotilainen
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“Fun is the limit in language learning with children” – Professor Minna Huotilainen

Team-Linguajoy had the great pleasure and honour to be able to interview a well-known brain researcher, Helsinki University´s professor of pedagogy Minna Huotilainen. Huotilainen considers it only a good thing that very young children are studying foreign languages. Fun is the limit in language learning with children “When an adult studies a foreign language, it...

Why is language learning in children important?
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Why is language learning in children important?

First, let’s discuss the differences between adult and children’s brains. When you are born, you have approximately 1 billion to 3 billion neurons in your brain. A neuron is the basic nerve cell in the brain that is responsible for sending and receiving information. What a neuron does is much more complicated, but for our...

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Learning languages is fun, easy and comes as naturally as learning to play
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Learning languages is fun, easy and comes as naturally as learning to play

Did you know that the language-learning sensitivity period is a unique neurolinguistic phase in which children are open to and enthusiastic about languages? Neurolinguistic research has demonstrated that a baby’s brain is inherently flexible, uniquely hard-wired to acquire languages naturally. Learning a second language at a young age is cognitively as easy as learning a...