Second language acquisition.
and what to know about it.
Here is how to tell how long someone has been using their 2nd language.
Signs of someone that has been using it for 3 years.
-They are used to the language and are comfortable using it.
-Knowing how to say or explain info in their first try without saying something wrong in the language.
Signs of someone that has been using it for 18+ years.
-When the development is complete. Basically, they can use the language just as much as someone who has been born with it.
Other notes about second language.
There is a thing related with the second language called laterialization.
-Laterialization is when each side of the brain is used to learn both langauges.
-Laterialization is usually completed by puberty.
Advantages/disadvantages in young learning 2nd language and older learning 2nd langauge.
-It's easier to learn due to being able to use your whole brain to learn the language.
[Old learner advantage]
-Has greater control over the knowledge and input.
And lastly.. Signs of proficiency in the second language.
-Using it socially
-Reading, writing, speaking.
It usually takes 4-10 years to use it at an academic level.