Dr Gianfranco Conti: Finding ways to effectively and efficiently acquire additional languages is a key to Empowered Learners, our theme for this year as we aim to “Unleash our Collective Potential” here at ISP. Dr. Gianfranco Conti joined us for our first Edge in Education of 2019-20. In this session, he …

  • framed the discussion in the context of the latest research evidence in second language acquisition,
  • debunked common myths and misconceptions,
  • provided an evidence-based account of how the human brain processes language,
  • laid out the key principles underpinning effective language teaching and learning, and
  • suggested research- informed steps parents can take
    to support and enhance the development of their children’s lifelong language learning skills.