How to Learn any Language Easily, by Matthew Youlden
Feb11

How to Learn any Language Easily, by Matthew Youlden

Introduction If you are using this website, it’s probably because you want to learn a new language – English. If you’re able to read this paragraph, then you’ve studied hard enough to do that. But you probably want to speak it better. Most people want to speak two or three languages, and many of us can. It can be fun and exciting, or it can be boring and difficult. In this TED Talk, Matthew Youlden, founder of language-learning...

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How Playing an Instrument Benefits your Brain
Feb06

How Playing an Instrument Benefits your Brain

Level: pre intermediate and above Time of completion: 20+ min   Introduction When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What’s going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians’ brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of...

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