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Questions tagged [learning-psychology]

Questions related to the branch of psychology that studies learning processes.

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Can passive speakers of a language gain native level fluency when learning it in their teens?

Many immigrant kids grow up understanding a language fluently, but unable to speak it. This is known as being a passive speaker, as far as I know. If they decide later to actively begin learning to ...
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Can comprehension happen before meaning?

I'm trying to find the right terminology to describe the learning process that might be happening when a language learner goes from comprehension to meaning, rather than the other way around. Imagine ...
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Do any teaching methods explicitly rely on the role of the subconscious in language acquisition? [closed]

It seems like language functions best when it is subconscious, like how people use their native languages. Are there any teaching methods that address this?