Learn a New Lingo While Doing Something Else is the headline of an article in Scientific American today about a new study.

It basically says that you’ll improve your new language skills just by having the audio in the background even if you’re not explicitly listening.

Here’s an excerpt:


Many language teachers have been telling their students this piece of info for years. It’s always nice, though, to get research backing-up common practices.

I’m adding this info to The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners.