The fifth PsychCrunch podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest explores whether psychology can help us learn a new language.

It explores the benefits of music training to language learning, and how it may be possible to boost your learning of foreign words while you sleep.

The fifth PsychCrunch podcast from the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest explores whether psychology can help us learn a new language.

It discusses research showing the benefits of music training to language learning, and how it may be possible to boost your learning of foreign words while you sleep.

The presenter Christian Jarrett also hears about the anxiety that many people feel when trying to speak a foreign language and why it's so important to just give it a go.

The guests in order of appearance are Dr Christina Gkonou of the University of Essex, Dr Sylvain Moreno, Director of Canada's Digital Health Hub at Simon Fraser University, and Professor Björn Rasch at the University of Fribourg.

PsychCrunch is sponsored by Routledge Psychology.

Source: http://www.bps.org.uk/news/podcast-psychology-learning-new-language