An interesting article that further supports the idea that listening, lots of pleasurable listening to interesting content, is effective in language learning.A couple of comments from the article.
“Just perception – listening – is helpful. Our volunteers didn’t repeat the words.”
“Dr Shtyrov’s method struck a chord with Paul Noble, a language teacher whose gets pupils to “forget” what they have just learned.
He thought repetition was the key – but the brain learned best when it was relaxed and not trying to remember anything at all.”