Friday, May 21, 2010

Should We Wait Until High School to Teach Foreign Language?

At birth, each brain comes fully equipped with the capacity to learn any of the 6,000 languages spoken on earth today. However, the “window” for language learning begins to close with the onset of puberty. After that point in his/her development, learning a second language will become more difficult and will typically accompanied by a mild to strong accent.

Why do we still insist on teaching foreign language in high school?

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