Learning A Second Language

By Taylor Petrille

The critical period hypothesis stated that a second language is best learned between the age of two and puberty. Stated by Eric Lenneberg in 1967
There are many advantages to being a younger learner and and older learner. Younger learners have a greater chance of developing the native accent while it would be harder for an older learner to develop the native accent. Older learners have the skills to comprehend the meanings of their first language to their second language while younger learners don't have these skills.