learning Spanish Young vs Old

Pros Of Learning Spanish when Young

  1. A baby doesn't have any knowledge of any other languages so it is easier for them to pick a language up.
  2. Younger people only use 1 side of the brain at a time for most functions when they get older they use both parts and everything is scrambled this is a process called laterization
  3. Children are more likely to develop the native accent
  4. more likely to receive easier input

Pros Of Learning Spanish when older

  1. Can consciously use strategies to aid learning
  2. Has knowledge from their first language to draw from
  3. Has greater control over input

Early Speech Production

  • Can understand more than can produce
  • Can produce 1 or 2 words at a time
  • you can start to answer yes and no questions

Just some facts about learning Spanish

  • It Takes 2 to 3 years to converse and understand everyday discussions
  • It takes 4 to 10 years to read write and listen at an academic level