Singing can help you learn another language - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Singing can help you learn another language

Learning a different language can be difficult. There are more than 7,000 languages spoken in the world.

The average American speaks one and a half.

However, a psychology professor at the University of South Carolina says he's discovered a proven way to help you learn a second language faster - don't say it, sing it.

"We tend to have long term memory for song lyrics, and the singing format seems to be easier to remember," says Dr. Fernanda Ferreira.

Ferreira says his controlled studies have shown that people are more likely to recall foreign phrases after singing them repeatedly.

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