M is for Mother tongue

This view – that languages can and should be ‘kept apart’ because, if not, they will ‘invade’ one another – has underpinned second language teaching pedagogy ever since. Likewise, the folk wisdom that, unless languages are kept separate, learners will never learn to ‘think’ in the target language, has persisted until the present day.

What evidence is there (a) that languages are stored and accessed separately, and (b) that second language learners can be trained to ‘think’ in their L2?

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HW Phone Life

Based on the following summary of the video, speculate about what the two persons will probably say:

‘Phone Life’ explores the lives of two San Francisco residents: Matthew, a UX [= User eXperience] designer who’s never owned a cell phone, and Tess, a teenager who’s grown up with a smart phone. Despite their different backgrounds, a commonality [Gemeinsamkeit] is found through the concerns and […] challenges smart phones present in our everyday lives.

[Attention: ‘smartphone’ is normally written as ONE word.]

Now study the articles about FOMO and JOMO and learn the meaning of these acronyms.

Finally watch the following video. As usual imagine that you want to tell a friend / classmate about it:

(via LangweileDich.net)