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?
Worried that a shortage of language speakers could be a security risk, the army now gives soldiers cash incentives to learn them.
Students who move from rural areas to cities to pursue university degrees grapple with what it means to “leave behind” their home languages.
There are many layers of complexity at play in the way that South African schools use and teach languages.
The decline of language learning has left Britain bereft of cultural exchange with Europe.
Will Hélène really learn English better if you call her Helen?
More Indians are fluent in the hybrid of Hindi and English than they are in English.
We really might get gradually worse at learning a new language as we age, says a new study.
As a Muslim woman, why I think the prime minister's plan to teach Muslim women English is oppressive.
Irregular verbs, crazy spelling and the difficulty of being polite. English is tough.
Children don't learn all aspects of language from their parents, but invent a language structure themselves.
What does it take to teach an AI how to read natural human languages?
There is a new potential coloniser on South Africa's linguistic block. From 2016, Mandarin will be taught in schools – and this will see African languages bumped even further down the pecking order.
Bilingual children's progress in learning vocabularly depends on their parents.
For language learners, the two-way immersion program has shown high success rates. What makes the program so effective?
Unless young children are totally immersed in a foreign language, they actually learn it better when they're a bit older.