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Things To Avoid When Learning a Foreign Language

When learning a second language, don’t think about home; don’t even think about your friends or family. Trace explains why.

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Trying to Learn a Foreign Language? Avoid Reminders of Home

“Something odd happened when Shu Zhang was giving a presentation to her classmates at the Columbia Business School in New York City.”

What to avoid when learning a foreign language

“Sometimes, a familiar face is the last thing you need to see. Reminders of home can disrupt your ability to process a foreign language, a new study says.”

Heritage-culture images disrupt immigrants’ second-language processing through triggering first-language interference

“For bicultural individuals, visual cues of a setting’s cultural expectations can activate associated representations, switching the frames that guide their judgments.”

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