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In Immersion Foreign Language Learning, Adults Attain, Retain Native Speaker Brain Pattern

March 28, 2012

people and society graphic In a series of studies, researchers demonstrate that the kind of exposure you have to a foreign language can determine whether you achieve native-language brain processing, and that learning under immersion conditions may be more effective in reaching this goal than typical classroom training. But they also show that the brain consolidates knowledge of the foreign language as time goes on. Full Story

Georgetown University Medical Center

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