Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Singing helps you learn a new language

I think we all remember songs in another language that we learned as children. Using different parts of our brains helps put it all together.     - - Donna Poisl

by Clare Pain, ABC

Singing, rather than saying, phrases in a foreign language makes them easier to remember, and can make learning a second language easier, according to new research.

A new study published in the journal in Memory and Cognition, has found that adults learning phrases in Hungarian were better able to match the words with their English counterparts when they learned the phrase by singing it.

Lead author, linguist Dr Karen M Ludke of the University of Edinburgh, became interested in whether singing could help in learning a language when she was teaching English as a second language in New York.
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