What is the best method for learning a new language? Is it immersion? Grammar translation? Some other method?
A 2012 Georgetown University Medical School study used electroencephalography to examine the brain processes of language learners. The results found that immersion language learners’ brains processed the new language in a similar way to a person speaking their native language. The grammar-translation language learners’ brains processed the new language similarly, but to a lesser degree, not the “full native-like processing” the immersion learners showed, according to Georgetown neuroscience professor and senior investigator for the study, Michael Ullman, in an interview earlier this year.