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Teaching Tips

Helping learners think about thinking

Metacognition, writes Jennifer Eidum Zinchuk, “is often conflated with reflection, or the conscious exploration of past experiences.” In this article for the (U.S.) National Council of Teachers of English, Zinchuck, a composition professor, explains how […]

Research News

Re-examining the ‘critical period’

Children “soak up languages like a sponge,” say the lay public enrolling their kindergartners in Mandarin classes. This assumption is likely based in part on the “Critical Period Hypothesis“–a popular, yet controversial belief that language learners […]