Languages and your Brain
How your brain learns languages, by Hunter Roberts
Critical Period Hypothesis
Advantages of learning a language younger
Advantages of learning a language older
Factors that affect your ability to learn a new language
-How motivated you are, if you don't want to learn a language, chances are you aren't going to take the steps necessary to learn it.
-How old you are, as younger learners tend to learn languages easier.
-Your access to the language affects how quickly you learn, if you are surrounded by people who speak the language, you will learn it more quickly.
-The quality of your instructor also decides how quickly you learn a language, if you have a good instructor, you will learn a language quicker.
-Your cognitive ability also is a factor of how quickly you learn a language, if you are handicapped mentally, it will likely making a new language harder.
How long it takes to learn a language
To learn a language so that you can read, speak, listen, and write it at an academic level takes about 4-10 years. If you are surrounded by people who speak the language often, it will take closer to 4 years, however if you are just being taught words, it would take you closer to 10 years most likely.