Research at Everest Language School
We were so inspired by our visit from Dr Thomas Bak yesterday that we want to tell you more about the research that we are doing at Everest
Learning a new language benefits your brain!
At Everest we study the psychology and neuroscience of language acquisition. As you become bilingual your brain learns to balance your two language systems. This is like exercise for your brain and it makes it stronger.
We want to collect data from as many students as possible to help us build up models of successful language learners.
We will ask you questions about your experience of language learning like
‘What language do you dream in?’
‘Do you believe that you are good at learning languages?’
‘What language do you do mental arithmetic in?’
‘How much exposure did you have to other languages as a child?’
We also use Electroencephalogram (EEG) to measure changes in brain activity as you become bilingual. This helps us to understand our students, their backgrounds, motivations and learning needs.
It also allows us to design courses to make sure the learning goals and outcomes of each student are achieved and maintained.