Espanol y cerebro

Advantages of learning a second language at a young age

  • You're more likely to develop an accent
  • You're more likely to receive comprehensive input

Advantages of learning a language at an older age

  • You already have knowledge from your first language to draw from
  • you have greater control over input

It takes 2-3 years to converse and understand every day conversations

Laterilization is when each side of the brain develops its own specialized functions

Early Speech Production Characteristics

  • Can understand more than you can produce
  • Can only produce one or two words at a time
  • Can easily pick up phrases

Factors that affect second language acquisitions

  • Motivation
  • age
  • Access the language Personality
  • First language development
  • Quality of instruction
  • Cognitive ability