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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Russian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Week 1

7 videos (Total 42 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
1-1 Introduction1m
1-2 Familiarity and Its Neural Instantiation2m
1-3 Age of Acquisition7m
1-4 Beyond Language1m
1-5 Plan for this course8m
1-6 Toward a Bilingual Metaphor4m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Week 2

8 videos (Total 87 min), 1 quiz
8 videos
2 The Nature of Learning18m
2-1 AOA In A Single Language12m
2-2 AoA and Sensitive Periods20m
2-3 AoA and Language4m
2-4 Digging into the Depth of Language4m
2-5 Building a Grammar6m
2-6 The Sensorimotor Nature of AoA1m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz14m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Week 3

11 videos (Total 95 min), 1 quiz
11 videos
3 Laying Down Two Languages Across Time2m
3.1 Let There Be Sound16m
3.2 Phonology in a Second Language16m
3.3 Grammar1m
3.4 Critical Periods in a Second Language3m
3.5 AoA and Orphaned Language10m
3.6 Grammatical Proccessing and AoA11m
3.7 Isolating AoA2m
3.8 Grammatical Gender3m
3.9 Camparing First and Second Language7m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz18m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Week 4

8 videos (Total 97 min), 1 quiz
8 videos
4 Proficiency, Efficiency and Expertise1m
4.1 Expertise9m
4.2 Perceptual Expertise16m
4.3 What Makes Expertise17m
4.4 Deliberate Practice and Language11m
4.5 Learning Without Knowing18m
4.6 Expertise and Language Proficiency 5m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz12m
4.6
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Top reviews from The Bilingual Brain

By ZRJan 18th 2018

This course helped me in understanding various aspects of how brain and mind works and how we can use these knowledge for studying different languages and also when we multitasks

By SCOct 31st 2016

A great course for those who are interested in the fascinating bilingual research going on in area. Clearly stated, up-to-date literature shared.

Instructor

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Arturo E. Hernandez

Professor
Psychology

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