Learn a Foreign Language Month was created to help broaden perspectives of people. Having all kinds of different languages can create a barrier among people.
A language is a collection of dialects that are mutually understood. With each dialect, there is a collection of idiolects close enough to each other that they can be grouped together. A single person’s version of a language is an idiolect.
If you want to learn more about Foreign Languages and their impact on the world today without leaving campus, here are some resources located in our lovely library:
Yang, Xinxiao, and Dianbing Chen. "Two Barriers To Teaching Culture In Foreign Language Classroom." Theory And Practice In Language Studies 5 (2016): 1128. Literature Resource Center. Web. 3 Dec. 2016.
Sadykova, Aida G., and Olga V. Shelestova. "Creativity Development: The Role Of Foreign Language Learning." International Journal Of Environmental & Science Education11.15 (2016): 8163-8181. Education Research Complete. Web. 3 Dec. 2016.
Sparks, Richard L. "Myths About Foreign Language Learning And Learning Disabilities." Foreign Language Annals 49.2 (2016): 252-270. Education Research Complete. Web. 3 Dec. 2016.
Kondrateva, Irina G., Minnisa S. Safina, and Agzam A. Valeev. "Listening As A Method Of Learning A Foreign Language At The Non-Language Faculty Of The University." International Journal Of Environmental & Science Education 11.6 (2016): 1049-1058. Education Research Complete. Web. 3 Dec. 2016.
The library also has some foreign language dictionaries and other materrials to help you learn a new language! Check out our library catalog to find out what we have. You can also check out Duolingo, an online site that helps you learn a foreign language for free!