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The Bilingual Brain

This course explores the brain bases of bilingualism by discussing literature relevant to differences in age of initial learning, proficiency, and control in the nonverbal, single language and dual-language literature. Participants will learn about the latest research related to how humans learn one or two languages and other cognitive skills.
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Rating 4.1 based on 50 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Effort 4-6 hours/week
Starts Nov 11 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Houston System via Coursera
Instructor Arturo E. Hernandez
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Psychology

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very interesting in 5 reviews

Very interesting and relevant content, although requires a bit of effort to follow from uninitiated people like myself - due to an occasional delve into basic neuroscience.

While the topics in this course are very interesting and Arturo Hernández does an excellent job explaining each topic in great detail, the tone of voice in the lectures can be a bit unpleasant and so the focus of attention may vary sometimes.

Very interesting information.

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dr. hernandez in 4 reviews

I think the subject matter is fascinating and am imagining that Dr. Hernandez's research in the field is cutting edge.

Please, if there is another course with Dr. Hernandez!

Thank you, Dr. Hernandez, really enjoyed your course!

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prof. hernandez in 4 reviews

Office hours, where Prof. Hernandez was answering questions from the forums, were a great addition to the course.

Prof. Hernandez was a very clear and interesting lecturer and as a bilingual person, it was amazing to get some insight into the neural functioning of how the brain processes language.

Other areas for improvement are that there are no reading materials at all, though lots of research is referred to (Prof. Hernandez is very knowledgeable in his field).

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bilingual brain in 4 reviews

Very useful and scientific oriented Great lecturer giving an up-to-date and accessible state of the research on the bilingual brain, based on a wide range of studies including his own.

Interesting insights to the (hypothetical) works of a bilingual brain; however, not practical enough and not giving insights into actualization of the second language or indeed any practical implications whatsoever.

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bilingual children in 2 reviews

Good for language teachers and parents of bilingual children.

Very interesting insight of the bilingual brain processing that helps me understand my bilingual children better, working with the other bilingual children (teaching them Russian Mother tongue), how to keep L1 going, when L2 is dominant (due to the environment) and exposing them to other languages.

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Rating 4.1 based on 50 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Effort 4-6 hours/week
Starts Nov 11 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Houston System via Coursera
Instructor Arturo E. Hernandez
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Psychology

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