Espanol Y El Cerbro

Learn what your brain does when you learn a second lang.

3 yrs. vs. 18 yrs.

3 year old kids don't know that their learning a new language. There brains aren't fully developed yet so id easy for them to learn new thing with out is being difficult for them. For 18 year old kids there used to there original language. People 18 yrs. and older there brain are mostly fully developed. So it would be a lot harder for them cause there used to what they have done for the past 18 years.


Lederberg stated that:

L2 which mean second language. Is best learned at age 2 + puberty. The ability to learn the language is legislatively affected by the completion of process of laterialization.

- Critical Period

  • laterialization is when each side of the brain develops it's own specialized function.
  • young learners use the same part of the brain that uses both sided to learn the language.
  • young learners (before the age 5) are actually native speakers of both languages.

-Advantage of Young Learners

  • There more likely to develop the native-like accent.
  • Less to learn to be considered the language.

-Advantages of older learners

  • Can constantly use strategies to learn the language.
  • Has great control of output.
  • Proficiency includes speaking, writing, discourse and strategies complete.
  • takes 2-3 years to converse and understand a daily conversation.
  • 4 to 10 years for the ability to read, write, speaker, and listen at a academic level.

Early Speech:

- Characteristics

  • They can understand more than that can be produced.
  • Can produce one to two words at a time.
  • Will pick up chases (he cutted).
  • If your a good writer in English you can be a good writer in Spanish.

Factors That Effects Second Language


  • Motivation
  • Age
  • Access to the language
  • Personality
  • First language development
  • Quality of instructions
  • Cognition ability