Can learning a foreign language prevent dementia?

Dementia, InWe often hear that learning a foreign language can prevent or at least delay the onset of dementia. So let's see what's true about this statement, according to Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz, co-authors of the book “Becoming Fluent: How Cognitive Science Can Help Adults Learn a Foreign Language” and the newly published book “Changing Minds: How Aging Affects Language and How Language Affects Aging” .

First, dementia refers to the loss of cognitive abilities and we identify over one hundred types of different diseases that occurr as disorders of brain functions such as thinking, orientation, memory and language. Alzheimer's disease is the most well-known and most common form of dementia. Currently, we are not familiar with the causes of this disease and, as a result, there are no proven measures that people can take to prevent it.

However, some experts think that learning a foreign language could help delay the onset of dementia.

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32nd International Conference on Foreign / Second Language Acquisition, 14th-16th May 2020

ICSFLA conference 2020From 14th to 16th May 2020, the 32nd International Conference on Foreign and Second Language Acquisition (ICFSLA) will be held in Szczyrk, Poland, organised by the Institute of Linguistics, School of English at the University of Silesia.

The main topic of the conference, now in its 32nd edition, will be "Narratives of Success and Failure: Stories from Foreign Language Teachers and Learners" and it will focus in particular on (personal) narratives as a tool not only of an expression of subjective perceptions and experiences, but also as a mean to analyze interesting insights into successes and failures in foreign languages.

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Topics in Applied Linguistics Conference

OpoleGhent (Belgium), Giorgio Vassallo - How do you deal with learning difficulties such as developmental dyslexia that may impede foreign language learning? What are other factors within the learner that may influence the effectiveness of the learning process?

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85 winners of European Language Label in one bundle

85 winners of European Language Label in 1 bundleIn 1998, the European Commission launched ELIT, the European Label for Innovative Language Education or, in short, the European Language Label. ELIT has since become an annual competition that crowns innovative initiatives in the field of language learning. The Commission is now going to publish a bundle with 85 selected ELIT-winners, including several Belgian innovative projects. "The European Language Label Initiative - A success story".

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Taalzomer of Roeland in the running for Welcoming Award

Taalzomer of vzw Roeland in the running for Welcoming AwardThe Ghent vzw Roeland is with its project Taalzomer again seriously in the running for a price: the Welcoming Award 2014. You can still vote for this language project, which in March of this year already achieved a second place in The Language Industry Awards (LIA's) in the category 'Best language project 2013'.

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Congress ´Foreign-talendidactiek´ (16/10, Diepenbeek)

Congress Vreemdetalendidactiek, October 16, 2014 DiepenbeekOn thursday, October 16, 2014 is in Diepenbeek (University Hasselt) the congress "Foreign-talendidactiek" account. This congress - the successor of the Journée (du professeur the FLE - offers a series of workshops on the didactics of the French and other foreign languages, and an information market.

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Teaching Oriented (conference)

International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching, september 16-18, 2015 LeuvenOf 16 to september 18, 2015 is in Leuven the sixth edition of the international conference on language teaching oriented account (International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching - TBLT 2015). The conferentiethema reads: 'Tasks for Real'.

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Facets or Vocabulary Learning (symposium)

Facets or Vocabulary Learning (symposium)On tuesday, september 9, 2014 GOLLD research group organises the Gent (Ghent On Language Learning and Didactics) a namiddagsymposium on (some aspects of) the learning of vocabulary.

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You box in a foreign language

You box in a foreign languageBy publishing Acco (Leuven) is the book 'Your box in a foreign language' issued. The subtitle reads: 'Quick Guide for the CLIL-educational practices' and the book is the basis of Groin Strobbe, Lies Sercu and Johan Strobbe.

'You box in a foreign language' would be a guide for schools and teachers from september school curriculum in a foreign language (CLIL or Content-and-Language Integrated Learning) want to offer.

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TPR BASED COMPUTATION. BECAUSE Storytelling would also networks in Belgium

TPR BASED COMPUTATION. BECAUSE Storytelling would also networks in BelgiumThe Dutch Foundation through tps reset Platform organises networking events in the Netherlands with some regularity on TPR BASED COMPUTATION. BECAUSE Storytelling. THROUGH TPS RESET condition for Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling. The basic principle of THROUGH TPS RESET is that the teacher in the learning non-stop offering meaningful input for the learning personally interesting (read: personalised) and should be understandable. And the best way to that principle in practice is to bring THROUGH TPS RESET by (mini)stories to tell - or better to questions; the S in THROUGH TPS RESET, while for storytelling, but the stories are in fact not told but 'requested'. The teacher creates together with the pupils stories using special vragentechnieken.

The networking events that through tps reset Platform organises, find now still in Utrecht. Alike Load: "If there are enough interested in Belgium, then provides the platform also like a first Belgian THROUGH TPS RESET-netwerkbijeenkomst. The Platform through tps reset works together with possible interested organizations for that purpose.'

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You box in a foreign language? (Symposium)

Seminar on CLIL-educationBiology in English? Media in French? Philosophy in German? For Flemish Despite reassurances Pascal Smet is that a possible cartoon art in the secondary education, from 2014. For maximum one-fifth of the so-called zaakvakken are understood. This cartoon art hot CLIL: Content and Language Integrated Learning. CLIL and immersion are becoming more prevalent in the media. In Wallonia, they already have a concept of years.

The Leuvens University Center for Educational Training (Lucon, former Vliebergh-Senciecentrum ) organize on wednesday, May 15 a symposium on CLIL-education under the title 'Your box in a foreign language? Signposts for educational practice.' Indeed, CLIL is coming.

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Dyslexia and the didactics of foreign languages (seminar)

ANBF-seminar on dyslexia and N/ADyslexia does many questions arise. How are you going to go there as a teacher to Dutch as a foreign language? This is where the didactiekdag the ANBF on wednesday, May 29 organises in Brussels.

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The Netherlands excited about early and intensive teaching

The Netherlands excited about early language learningThe early teaching In The Netherlands is growing explosively. In 2007 offered 127 Dutch primary schools early teaching (vvto) to. End Of 2011 the number of schools was increased to 658. It is now clear from a study to the experience of schools which have entered intensive forms of teaching that almost everyone is enthusiastic about it. The children are also visible in the report enthusiastic.

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Languages, mobility and employability & European Talenlabel

Languages, mobility and employability & European TalenlabelThe French Agency for lifelong learning (AEF Europe - Agence nationale pour l'Education et la Formation tout au long de la vie) organises on thursday, October 11 in Brussels a conference on the theme languages, mobility and employability on the European labor market and the contribution that the European Talenlabel can deliver: 'Label européen des ejects - Ejects, mobilité et employabilité'. The European Talenlabel is a quality label for innovative projects for language teaching and learning of languages. It is awarded to the two years.

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Creativity in Language Learning (conference, Brussels)

Creativity in Language Learning (conference, Brussels)On Thursday 15 and friday, november 16 in Brussels a international conference on 'Creativity in Language Learning' place. Anyone who wants to present a paper, may still sign up to 20 september.

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Nice potential for language training which only focus on passive knowledge?

Nice potential for language training which only focus on passive knowledge?International companies can save time and money with language training that only focus on passive knowledge: e.g. reading literacy courses listening comprehension German or French. That say five Utrechtse students in a reportage on luistertaal and intercomprehensie they for the issue of Taalschrift, the e-magazine about language and language policy of the State, have made. There Is a market for such training?

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Young newcomers learning language already existed at vzw Dassel

Young newcomers learning language already existedA team of the tv-journal of the VRT came to asbl Dassel yesterday in Ghent take a look at a taalkamp for speaking young newcomers and made a minireportage on the visit of the children to the city library.

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Storytelling for language learning. What is THROUGH TPS RESET and when will the to Belgium?

Storytelling for language learning. What is THROUGH TPS RESET and when will the to Belgium?At the Dutch publisher Arcos Publishers is the book 'Storytelling' appeared for the teaching. This book is the translation of 'Fluency through TPR BASED COMPUTATION. BECAUSE Storytelling', the base manual on THROUGH TPS RESET of Blaine Ray and Contee Seely, say THROUGH TPS RESET the 'bible'. THROUGH TPS RESET condition for Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling. But what is THROUGH TPS RESET? And when will THROUGH TPS RESET to Flanders and Belgium?

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Alaboemsasa: taalstimulering Dutch for multilingual children in the free time

Alaboemsasa: taalstimulering Dutch for multilingual children in the free timeThe Center for Language and Education (CTO) of the KU Leuven and the preeminently Motionmakers (Vilvoorde) have developed a vormingspakket that escorts of multilingual children (in youth movement, speelpleinwerking, playgroup, etc. ) to help the use of the Dutch in the free time to promote. The package is called Alaboemsasa and has been developed in command of the province of Flemish Brabant and vzw The Edge.

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Grammar learning on the ERK-level that suits you: a first of ... of Dale

Grammar learning on the ERK-level that suits you: a first of ... of DaleDale was formerly a woordenboekenmaker. Doubt about a word? The 'thick' gave always conclusive. Loyal support and advocate of many taalprofessional. But today your loyal support and perhaps also perceive your competitor. Dale is also a translation center. And a provider of language training. And a publisher of taalhandboeken. And now also of grammar's.

And not only of Dutch grammar, incidentally. Dale launches a series of six grammars, six languages simultaneously.

But the real first according to us is that of Dale - in the same book - the description of the grammatical rules adapts to the different taalniveaus of the European Reference Framework (ECA). Also the voorbeeldzinnen are adapted to the ECA-level. The philosophy? You should be able to examine grammar on the level that suits you.

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Taalcarrousel Roemeens-Nederlands

Still until June of next year organises the Antwerp asbl Miorita together with Vormingplus and city of Antwerp biweekly on sunday afternoon the 'Taalcarrousel Roemeens-Nederlands ', a invite where Dutch-speakers and Romanians better learn to speak each other's language; first in the Dutch and then an hour by hour in the Romanian.

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Bankrupt Animatiecentrum for Languages

Bankrupt Animatiecentrum for LanguagesThe court of first instance of Brussels has the judicial dissolution of the Animatiecentrum for Languages asbl / Center d'Animation and Ejects asbl.

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Taalcarrousel Polish-dutch interpreter

Still until June of next year organises the Antwerp asbl Viva Pol together with Vormingplus and city of Antwerp biweekly on saturday night the 'Taalcarrousel Polish-dutch Interpreter ', a invite where Dutch-speakers and Poland better learn to speak each other's language; first an hour in the Dutch and then an hour in the Polish.

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Are you sure? 14 Scaffolding and habits about taaldidactiek in question

Are you sure? 14 Scaffolding and habits about taaldidactiek in questionHas the meaning to knowledge of grammatical rules to keys? Present your vocabulary best in thematic sets? You'd do well to your pupils to warn of false friends and other confusing cases? How do you respond best to errors? What is read aloud? What is a good taalvaardigheidstoets?

By publishing Acco (Leuven) is the book 'you're sure?' of the basis of Frank Boers appeared. In this book, Frank Boers fourteen scaffolding and habits in the teaching in question. The author calls for a more informed and thoughtful taaldidactiek, grafted on scientific research.

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Find a Taalvriend via taalmix.be

Find a Taalvriend via taalmix.beVia the website taalmix.be you can find a Taalvriend. A Taalvriend is someone from your region, which shares your interests, but speaks a different language. Taalvrienden can contact each other and meet in a pleasant way to improve their linguistic knowledge. Taalmix is a new project of the House of the Dutch East Flanders, to the concept 'Patati Patata' of the Brussels House of the Dutch.

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We must teach less words but more thorough do

We must teach less words but more thorough doLess (English or French) words learning, but more thorough. That is the opinion of taalpsycholoog Marc Brysbaert of the Ghent University for the (foreign) language teaching. He says that in a story of Ludo Permentier in the latest number of Taalschrift, the electronic magazine of the Dutch State on language and language policy. 'Why must you all irregular verbs out of your head for learning French or English, as there but twenty in real call?'

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In a manner of speaking (new card game)

In a manner of speaking (new card game)How do you say 'The regent old rubbing' in French? And in English? The Animatiecentrum for languages (Brussels) has a new card game in which you play such expressions can practice.

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Proposed Euregionaal talenproject LinguaCluster

Proposed Euregionaal talenproject LinguaClusterOn friday, december 3 was in Genk the euregionaal LinguaCluster project proposed. Is a cross-border talenproject LinguaCluster in the Euregio Meuse-rhine (EMR). The project brings together klasuitwisselingen, work experience placements, taalprikkelende extra curricular activities, arbeidsgerichte language training and an innovative e-learningplatform.

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Taalkwartet German

Taalkwartet GermanThe Taalkwartetten of the Dutch publisher Range (Groningen) are extended with a taalkwartet German. The series now consists of English, French, Spanish, Italian and German taalkwartetten.

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How you can learn languages

How you can learn languagesThe European Commission has published a brochure which wants to show what languages learning can mean, how language learning can be fun and challenging, how you can improve your language skills and what the EU is doing to encourage the learning of languages. 'How you can learn languages' is the title of the brochure.

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Dutch children learn foreign language ever earlier

The number of Dutch primary schools that offer early teaching, last year with 70 percent on the previous year. Of the total 174 schools which offer early teaching, is mainly learned English. Seventeen schools also offer German or French. There are also eight schools involved in the pilot project 'Spanish in primary school'.

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Dynamic or fun days learning

The Center Training Education of the University of Antwerp organises wednesday, October 28 a seminar on dynamic or fun days learning. This seminar provides insight into the benefits of multiplier for the run-in of curricula and reaches a wide range of language and communicatiespelletjes.

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Task-Based Language Teaching (A Reader)

In publishing John Benjamins (Amsterdam) is ' Task-Based Language Teaching' appeared, a reader with 20 articles in reprint that show how task-based language teaching (task-based language teaching / TBLT) the last two decades is created and evolved. The wording is from Kris Van den Branden, Martin Bygate and John Norris.

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Languages on a drop

On monday, May 11 organises asbl Lobby (Brussels) a symposium on talensensibilisering for basic education. The title reads: 'Languages on a drop'. Our society is richer every day of languages and cultures. How we prepare young children for this multilingual and multicultural world?

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Taste the Language gets congratulations of the jury

Taste the Language gets congratulations of the juryThe European Commission has with a score of 4 to 5, 80 percent, the final report of the project approved Taste the Language. Taste the Language was a Linguaproject in the framework of the European Socrates Program of the European Commission. The project ran from 2005 to 2007 and was designed to promote the learning of European languages by tasting events with food and drink ( 'Feeler Sessions' ). Francis Note of the Lessius Hogeschool was the coordinator of the project in which eight other European partners were involved.

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Language and football practice on RJ Wavre

The Walloon football club Racing Jet Wavre organises voetbaltrainingen every monday night from 16 February in English and, as soon as the interest in will show, soon perhaps also in English.

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For taalleerkrachten Ambassadeursdag

On monday, January 26 takes place in Brussels the second edition of the Ambassadeursdag. The Ambassadeursdag is a uitwisselingsdag for teachers in the French-speaking Dutch secondary education and teachers French in Dutch secondary education.

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Symposium on European Reference framework for languages

Symposium on European Reference framework for languagesOn thursday, February 5 has in Antwerp a symposium on the European framework of reference for languages (ECA). The symposium, the reference framework a better awareness in Flanders. There are lectures and workshops on the program. The program is to consult on the following web site.

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FC Asse-Zellik scores with voetbalwoordenboekje

VoetbalwoordenboekThe Vlaams-Brabantse football club FC Asse-Zellik which publishes a voetbalwoordenboekje already 7500 copies have been sold. The club made the woordenboekje last year so that the growing number of opinions (especially French) voetballertjes the trainings in the Dutch could follow. Meanwhile, on the booklet a collaboration with vzw the Edge. The Edge is a non-profit organization that the Dutch association nature of the Flemish edge around Brussels wants to support. But the success of the booklet goes beyond. RSC Anderlecht immediately ordered 2000 copies.

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My child learns a language other

My child will learn a different language.In the publishers Lannoo (Tielt) and In (Lier) is in co-edition the book 'My child learns a language other' appeared. The book is the basis of Wilfried Decoo. "Children learn a foreign language easily, so many people claim. But is it so? This book describes where children encounter if they a other language learning and how you can help them here as a parent.

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Conference on the learning of endangered languages

Conference on the learning of endangered languagesFrom wednesday 24 to saturday, september 27 has in the Frisian Leeuwarden (NL) the twelfth edition of the conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages (BRIGHT). The conference is about the learning and teaching of endangered languages. There are still on earth to an estimated 6000 different languages. Most of them are threatened with extinction. Experts predict that in one hundred years in the best case will still 3,000 languages are, in the worst case is 600.

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My Word Coach: vocabulary enriched with Nintendo

Since last week is My Word Coach in the shop: a new Nintendo game that Dutch speakers can learn their vocabulary and Dutch speakers can expand.

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For taalleerkrachten Ambassadeursdag

The Animatiecentrum for Languages / Center d'Animation and Ejects (Brussels) organized in Brussels last weekend the 31ST Talenfeest, a multicultural fiesta with 50 multilingual workshops for which some thousands of school pupils (friday) and apprentices (monday) from across Belgium participated. A novelty was saturday the Ambassadeursdag for teachers French, German and Dutch.

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