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- The LLC has Arabic font installed on all the computers in the LLC.
- Visit the LLC Arabic Canvas shell for movies and other resources in Arabic.
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Language Learning Center (LLC)
The Virtual LLC is available for:
- Answering questions about LLC programs or resources;
- English Tutoring and LLC Talks; and
- Some languages have Grammar Games in the Virtual LLC.
- Rosetta Stone World Languages
- Rosetta Stone English
- English SDLA Tutoring
- Language Partners
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Spring 2024 The LLC will be open on-campus and online in the Virtual LLC.
February 26- June 7
(909) 274-4580 (Messages left at this number will be answered as soon as possible.)
The LLC will be open on-campus and online in the Virtual LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions
Given the measurable impact of language learning on the brain, it’s no surprise that these physical changes are accompanied by the improvement of certain other skills such as communication, creativity, recall and concentration.
- Better academic performance
In a meta-analysis of 20 studies examining language learning and its impact on academic performance, the majority of studies (90%) showed that language learners perform better across a range of academic subjects than students who don’t study a second language. Learning another language also boosts student literacy, which gives learners an advantage in core school subjects like mathematics and science.
- Improved concentration
Just one week of learning a new language has a positive impact on students’ levels of alertness and focus. This improvement was maintained with continuous language study of at least five hours a week.
Moreover, this study encompassed learners from the age of 18 to 78, and the improvement in attention span was noted across all age groups. So, studying a new language will boost students’ concentration, no matter what age they are.
- A more powerful memory
Studying a language engages memorization skills (learning new words and rules) as well as recall (producing new language in-class activities). So it’s no surprise that people who regularly use a second language have more powerful memories.
In fact, research shows that people who speak a second language regularly perform better on memory tests than monolingual people. It makes no difference whether they learned the language as a child or as an adult, either. What’s more, language learning improves both short term and long term memory,
- Stronger communication skills
Early studies on language learning found evidence that it boosted learners’ empathy. More recent research has found that empathy is a key trait for success in learning a second language.
Speaking a second language can help to improve students’ ability to see things from another perspective. In turn, this can have a positive impact on their communication skills.
In addition, the practice of academic skills involved in language study, such as active listening, can improve learners’ communication skills in their everyday lives.
- More creativity
Bilingual children exhibit more creativity in problem-solving and flexibility than their monolingual peers. The same holds true for learners of a second language.
Researchers across different studies have found that studying a language seems to unlock students’ creative abilities. This could be the result of the thought processes involved in language learning. These include translation, language switching and disciplined study, along with a willingness to learn and adapt.
Language learning skills will help learners in all areas of their lives, improving their mental abilities, and helping them with problem-solving and decision–making. Ultimately, this all goes towards enriching their personal, social and professional relationships.
So, whether you’re a learner or a teacher of other languages, you’re building skills, exercising your brain and building your cognitive reserves every time you speak a second language!
**Copied from How learning a new language changes your brain on October 2023