To have another language is to possess a second soul- Charlemagne, so says Pathways to Fluency: Changing How We Think About Language in the United States author Elizabeth Porter.
Language is not merely words and grammatical structures but how humans interact with each other and the world around them. Human interaction is essential for acquiring language, and a person must feel and experience the language with all of the senses to build language pathways in the brain. This book is a journey into language and culture and why they are so important.
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Elizabeth Porter is a National Board Certified French teacher with a Bachelor’s degree in French and Linguistics, a Master’s degree in Education, and a French degree called a DEUG in French as a Foreign Language (FLE). She is the author of Pathways to Fluency- Changing how we think about language in the United States. She also has a TED Talk called Language with the Five Senses.
She grew up between France and the United States and is fully bilingual in both French and English. She has a passion language and the science behind how the human brain acquires language.
Elizabeth attended college in Normandy, France and spent a significant amount of time in Paris while growing up. She taught elementary and middle school English in Normandy, returning to the United States in 2002 to teach French stateside. She is a passionate teacher with 18 years of teaching experience.
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