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21 February 2024
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Series coordinated by Idoia Elola (Texas Tech University) y Ana Oskoz (University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Lecture given Greg Kessler (Ohio University)
Language: English (simultaneous interpretation into Spanish)
Instituto Cervantes Manchester and Leeds presents the second edition of the lecture series: “Acquiring a Second Language: Why do we find it so difficult?”, coordinated by Idoia Elola (Texas Tech University) y Ana Oskoz (University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), a forum aimed at teachers, language studentes, parents and the general public, which will consider how we learn a second, or a heritage language. Presenters will discuss various elements and difficulties that come with second-language acquisition including: myths and realities surrounding language acquisition and age, the effect of explicit knowledge and how it can affect learning, the use of language according to the context in which it is spoken, and the effect of education on our ability to learn a second language. The first lecture will celebrate the International Mother Language Day and will be given by Greg Kessler (Ohio University).
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