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Words and Memory: Ways of Learning Vocabulary in a Foreign Language

The human memory is an amazing thing. There are no limits on the amount of information it can contain. So why is it not always easy to learn the vocabulary of another language, and especially to recall it when you need it? This course draws on recent research to explore the nature of memory and how it functions at different stages of life. We will... [More]
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<p>The human memory is an amazing thing. There are no limits on the amount of information it can contain. So why is it not always easy to learn the vocabulary of another language, and especially to

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22 Oct

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The International Phonetic Alphabet

The human vocal tract is capable of producing over 100 distinct sounds. The International Phonetic Alphabet was developed in the late 19th Century by The International Phonetic Association to be used as a tool for representing these sounds. We will consider the historical development of the IPA. We will examine the workings of the human vocal tract... [More]

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How Language Works

In this course, we will pull apart our extraordinary human faculty for language. From the sounds of language to their combination into words, and from words into sentences, and sentences into paragraphs, what do we do when we utilise our extraordinary linguistic skills? Learn about language structure and the rules that we unconsciously apply every... [More]

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