Español y El Cerebro

Celeste Goldstein p.5

Why it is easier for a baby to learn Spanish:


Baby's have very little knowledge, they are in the middle of growing, and developing there brain. More advantages are that the baby will then become proficient much faster and it is much easier to learn at a younger age.

Why it is hard to learn a second language when you are a teenager:

Disadvantages and Advantages:

  1. has a greater control over messages you receive (advantage)
  2. uses strategies to learn (advantage)
  3. has a developed brain (advantage)
  4. has prior knowledge (advantage)
  5. worrying about other things (disadvantage)
  6. takes longer (2-3 years) (disadvantage)
  7. younger = better (disadvantage)
  8. must have motivation