Bridging brain and language: enhancing language learning and communication through neurolinguistic insights

MGIMO University
Issue 51

In today’s interconnected world, the proficiency of English has become a pivotal skill for effective communication and career advancement. This paper delves into the integration of neurolinguistic methodology into teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and enhancing professional communication. By leveraging recent advancements in neurolinguistics, the author explores the neural mechanisms underlying language processing, bilingualism, language disorders, and their implications for language learning and communication. The paper presents a comprehensive review of key publications in the field and elucidates the multifaceted methodologies employed in neurolinguistic research. The study aims to uncover how neurolinguistic methods offer valuable insights into language learning and communication, shaping instructional strategies and training programs. The author investigates how brain electrical and hemodynamic activity measurements, eye tracking, and computer modeling illuminate the cognitive processes of language acquisition and use. The paper reveals that these insights empower educators to tailor their teaching methods and training programs to align with the brain’s natural language processing capacities. The research identifies the transformative potential of integrating neurolinguistic methodology, providing a bridge between neuroscience and language education. The findings underscore the promise of this interdisciplinary approach, offering a more effective and engaging language learning experience for learners and professionals alike. This paper contributes to the understanding of how neurolinguistic methods can reshape language education and professional communication, offering novel perspectives on optimizing learning strategies and facilitating effective communication in the globalized world.

For citation

Khramchenko, D.S. (2023). Bridging brain and language: enhancing language learning and communication through neurolinguistic insights. Issues of Applied Linguistics, 51, 32-60.

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