Language has a profound influence on how people think about the world as well as how they move through and engage with it. The BBC Future article "The Weird Way Language Affects Our Sense of Time and Space," written by Mariam Frankel and Matt Warren, the co-authors of Are You Thinking Clearly? provides some fascinating details about these interesting dynamics. This information may provide helpful insights to English language instructors because background knowledge about students' first languages is illuminating and often informs instructional choices.
SABES English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Curriculum & Instruction PD Center