Espanol Y El Cerebro

Second language aquisition

Advantages of learning a second laguage at a younger age vs older age

younger

-more likely to develope an accent

- less to learn to be considered proficient

- more likely to recieve comprehensible input

older

- can consciously use strategies to aid learning

- has knowledge from L1 to draw from

- has greater control over input

Language 2 factors

-motivation

-age

-access to knowledge

-personality

-L1 development

-quality of instruction

-cognitive ability

Laterization

Laterization is when each side of the brain seperates from the other side.

This process makes it difficult for older adults to learn a language easier than children. This process is complete when a teen has completed puberty at about 16ish.