Memory retention is vital for foreign language learning to be effective. Cognitive psychology and neuroscience research has developed devices and techniques that aid with memory retention, particularly in support of individuals with memory problems (loss or impairment). However, many of these devices and techniques are, or have the potential to be, useful and relevant to the study of a foreign language. Nevertheless, to date there is no single repository of information about these devices and techniques for the reference of educators and students in a foreign language learning context. For this first time, this paper brings together information about devices and techniques that aid with memory retention, particularly working memory capacity, and are, or have the potential to be, pertinent in foreign language learning. The purpose of this is to serve as a reference and repository for educators and students in a foreign language learning context.
|Title of host publication||Language in focus|
|Subtitle of host publication||Exploring the challenges and opportunities in linguistics and English Language Teaching (ELT)|
|Editors||Katarzyna Papaja, Cem Can|
|Publisher||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|ISBN (Print)||978-1-4438-9705-1, 1-4438-9705-1|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sept 2016|