Could mating preferences, like females preferring males who sing complex songs, affect the evolution of learning? Insights from birds could have clues for how people learn throughout their lives.
Research shows babies in bilingual environments can track the precursors to words, known as word forms, in two languages.
Across the English-speaking world, boys tend to drop out of foreign language study as soon as it is not mandatory.
This explains why some aspects of English can be hard to learn for speakers of other languages.
The ability of multilingual children to learn and advance academically from pre-primary has little to do with their English proficiency.
Educational mobile gaming can offer students a way to practice language while taking away the pressures of typical face-to-face communication.
A study of Polish children in Glasgow reveals how they successfully navigate complex social rules relating to language to blend in with their peers.
To sustain geo-political relations with French-speaking Pacific nations in the future, we need to change the way French is taught to young Australians.
The ability to speak more than one language informs many writers of fiction, but analysis of Booker Prize shortlists suggests this is not so important any more.
Can you become fluent with just a language app? Here's what the research says.
Coverage of a new study suggests it's impossible to become fluent in a foreign language after age ten. But that's deeply misleading – and not what the study found.
For South Korea, hosting the Winter Olympics is a great opportunity to engage the world with Korean language and culture.
Young children have little time set aside to learn a foreign language. They must make the most of it.
The classroom setting is better for early teenagers, while self-guided language learning is better for adults.
Child refugees need to have access to quality language programs so they have a chance at doing well at school - and teachers also need to be given appropriate training.
The belief in the linguistic superiority of the 'native speaker' is often based on assumptions of ethnicity.
Language learning can make people more open to seeing a new way of doing things and develop a greater level of comfort with unfamiliar situations.
Babies first learn to recognize the rhythm and intonation of language. The process begins in the womb, where the intonation patterns are transmitted to the baby through the fluids.
A unique mentoring project has helped school pupils learn the cultural, professional and personal benefits of languages.
Several brain regions engage in an amazing symphony to produce music. What then are the benefits of music training on a child?