Neuroscience role in the foreign language teaching and learning

by Igor Filipini Cearon and Heloísa Pedroso de Moraes Feltes

This paper intends to establish a connection between neuroscience and the teaching and learning of a foreign language. It starts with an introduction of the subject, proceeding to an overview of the brain areas related to language, the conceptualizations of neuroplasticity and the different concepts of the critical period and sensitive period hypothesis. Then, the contributions of neuroscience has made in the language teaching and learning field will be analyzed, as well as how these contributions can be adapted and applied to a foreign language classroom. It was concluded that neuroscience might be able to support the teacher’s methodologies in order to improve his/her techniques and facilitate students’ learning.

Filipini Cearon, I., & Pedroso de Moraes Feltes , H. (2020). NEUROSCIENCE ROLE IN THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING. Ciências & Cognição, 25 (1), p. 43-60. Recuperado de