[lg policy] Teaching a Foreign Language? Best in the Accent of the Listener

Jeremy Graves jayrkirk42 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Feb 19 20:00:19 UTC 2010


So are they learning the target language, or are they just learning to be dependent on a familiar accent? I mean, does it really count as learning the language if you're not learning to understand native speakers?

-Jeremy Graves



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From: Harold Schiffman <hfsclpp at gmail.com>
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Subject: [lg policy] Teaching a Foreign Language? Best in the Accent of the Listener

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Newswise



Teaching a Foreign Language?  Best in the Accent of the Listener



Perception of second language speech is easier when it is spoken in
the accent of the listener and not in the 'original' accent of that
language, shows a new study from the University of Haifa. The study
was published in the prestigious Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.



Full story:

http://www.newswise.com/articles/teaching-a-foreign-language-is-best-in-the-accent-of-the-listener





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