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The Bilingual Brain

University of Houston System via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Biology
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 4-6 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 8 weeks long
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This course explores the brain bases of bilingualism by discussing literature relevant to differences in age of initial learning, proficiency, and control in the nonverbal, single language and dual-language literature. Participants will learn about the latest research related to how humans learn one or two languages and other cognitive skills.

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Taught by

Arturo Hernandez and

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Reviews for Coursera's The Bilingual Brain
4.2 Based on 11 reviews

  • 5 stars 45%
  • 4 stars 36%
  • 3 star 9%
  • 2 star 9%
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Kirill S
4.0 4 years ago
Kirill completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Very interesting and relevant content, although requires a bit of effort to follow from uninitiated people like myself - due to an occasional delve into basic neuroscience. Office hours, where Prof. Hernandez was answering questions from the forums, were a great addition to the course. On the downside, the quizzes were somewhat weak.

Overall - recommended for everyone who is even remotely interested in how several languages work in your brain.
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Madeline M
5.0 4 years ago
by Madeline completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Prof. Hernandez was a very clear and interesting lecturer and as a bilingual person, it was amazing to get some insight into the neural functioning of how the brain processes language.
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This was a great course. Too bad it was removed from Coursera: I wanted to rewatch a couple of videos. I also bought the book.
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Daria R
5.0 2 years ago
Daria completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Excellent course for those who want's to learn how two languages live in one brain. Good for language teachers and parents of bilingual children.
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