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Want to Learn a Language? Don’t Try So Hard

“…adults may over-analyze new language rules or sounds and try to make them fit into some understandable and coherent pattern that makes sense to them. But a new language may involve grammar rules that aren’t so easily explained, and adults have more difficulty overcoming those obstacles than children, who simply absorb the rules or exceptions and learn from them. That’s especially true with pronunciation, since the way we make sounds is something that is established early in life, and becomes second nature.” – Abby Abrams

http://time.com/3013439/language-trying-hurts-learning/

 

BACK TO SCHOOL AGAIN: AWESOME ADVICE FOR ADULT LEARNERS

BACK TO SCHOOL AGAIN

“Let’s begin this post with enthusiastic congratulations! Seriously, going back to school is a great decision. A degree or diploma, whether it’s your first one ever or the first one in a new field, can greatly improve your job prospects and further your career.

As a mature student, you will have a lot of advantages: you have experience in the working world, you have transferable skills, and you have a goal. There are several things you can do to make the most of your education and make the transition back to school a little easier.” – Inklyo

 

 

Article: Hungry to Learn

Hungry to Learn

Five students describe their struggles with food and housing insecurity and what colleges can do to help

https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/insecurity?cid=cc&utm_source=cc&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=3af174ebaa6d4e63b7a13497d148fb68&elq=dd024213aa9f44648605042aa33136a3&elqaid=21967&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=10741