Innovative and effective methods of learning other languages and their benefits

Nooriafshar, Mehryar (2008) Innovative and effective methods of learning other languages and their benefits. In: 2008 Faculty Student Multidiscipline Global Conference on Research, 29 Feb - 2 Mar 2008, Jackson, Mississippi, USA.

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[Abstract]: Human beings' ability to communicate in mother tongue can be easily taken for granted until a situation arises when one uses another language. How should people go about acquiring the necessary skills for learning a new language, in this situation? Can learning a new language complement modern tertiary courses such as Business? This paper discusses why and how human beings learn a new language. It presents innovative methods of learning a new language using the latest technologies and teaching/learning ideas and approaches. The use of emerging technologies such as immersive Virtual Reality is discussed. A number of multimedia language learning environments, which encourage creativity and right brain functions are presented and analyzed. The author draws on his own experience of learning several languages, which includes various branches of the Indo-European group.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of Conference Editor.
Depositing User: Dr Mehryar Nooriafshar
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008 05:17
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: language, mother tongue, Indo-European, learning by association
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4321

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