Cognition

Your Grade School Language Classes Weren’t For Nothing

Your Grade School Language Classes Weren’t For Nothing

Are your high school Spanish classes still benefitting you, even though you’ve forgotten just about everything you learned?
18 Unexpected Perks Of Learning A New Language

18 Unexpected Perks Of Learning A New Language

Sure, you’ll become more worldly. But you probably weren’t expecting to get better at saving money.
Whistled Languages Around The World

Whistled Languages Around The World

Existing mostly in the remote, mountainous and far-flung corners of the globe, whistled languages are dying out — but they still contain a few keys to understanding human language.
What’s The Most Effective Way To Learn A Language?

What’s The Most Effective Way To Learn A Language?

There’s no definitive silver bullet, but these 4 best practices will get you pretty close.
6 Language-Learning Hacks That Actually Work (And 3 That Don’t)

6 Language-Learning Hacks That Actually Work (And 3 That Don’t)

Hacks are plentiful. Hacks with substance? A little fewer and farther between.
5 Ways Language Development As A Toddler Can Predict Your Learning Later In Life

5 Ways Language Development As A Toddler Can Predict Your Learning Later In Life

A new report examines some of the key indicators to watch for in children who are learning to speak. Here’s why your current language-learning struggles could be linked to your first forays into babbling.
Is Language Making Artificial Intelligence Sexist?

Is Language Making Artificial Intelligence Sexist?

How AI acquires human biases from language, and what can be done about it.
Can Language Affect Morality?

Can Language Affect Morality?

Studies suggest that when we think in a foreign language, our entire sense of “right” and “wrong” changes.
Unlocking The Brain: When Language Knowledge Can’t Be Explained

Unlocking The Brain: When Language Knowledge Can’t Be Explained

Is it possible to dream in a language you’ve never been exposed to? Here, we present the rational and the phenomenological take on xenoglossy.
Debunking The Learning Styles Myth (And How To Learn Instead)

Debunking The Learning Styles Myth (And How To Learn Instead)

There’s some irony in it, but learning how to learn is perhaps the best thing to do before learning anything else.
Babbel On: August 2017 Language News Roundup

Babbel On: August 2017 Language News Roundup

You can talk to your dog, and other news from the world of language.
YOLO: Can Language Affect Your Ability To Plan For The Future?

YOLO: Can Language Affect Your Ability To Plan For The Future?

There’s reason to believe that the language you grew up speaking has something to do with the size of your savings account.
3 Ways To Learn A Language While Exercising (And Why It Helps!)

3 Ways To Learn A Language While Exercising (And Why It Helps!)

Did you know studying while exercising is linked to more effective language learning? Here are some tips for getting in shape and learning a new language — at the same time.
6 Ways Learning A Language As An Adult Is Different Than Learning It In School

6 Ways Learning A Language As An Adult Is Different Than Learning It In School

Don’t let memories of the dreaded conjugation tables hold you back. Learning a language as an adult might actually be easier — and more fun — than you think.