Second Language Acquisition
Espanol y el cerebro
What is Lateralization?
- Lateralization is when each side of the brain develops it's own specialized process.
Second language learners who are young use the same spot of their first language for their second language.
Older learner's use different spots of their brain for each language. This makes it harder for older people to learn a language.
Am I a young learner or older learner?
Old Learners: Over the age of puberty.
How do you know if your proficient at a second language?
- 2-3 years to speak, communicate, and understand convos
- 4-10 years to read, write, speak, listen, understand
- Use grammar
- Strategic competence