Espanol Y El Cerebro

Second language aquisition

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


-more likely to develope an accent

- less to learn to be considered proficient

- more likely to recieve comprehensible input


- can consciously use strategies to aid learning

- has knowledge from L1 to draw from

- has greater control over input

Language 2 factors



-access to knowledge


-L1 development

-quality of instruction

-cognitive ability


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.