Study: Student learning improves when teacher shares accent

05/6/2010 | Washington Post, The

Students learning a second language learn more from teachers who share their accent, according to a study by researchers in Israel. It's also possible that students could learn more in other subjects if their teacher had the same accent, according to the University of Haifa researchers. The release of the study comes after Arizona officials announced their intent to ban heavily accented teachers from teaching English-language learners.

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