Espanol y El cerebro

Learning a language

Lateralization

Lateralization is two halfs of the brain that are not exactly alike. Therefore it doesn't take place tell puberty. Before puberty takes place the young uses the same part of the brain and once puberty is over the older uses two different parts of the brain.

Age

L2 is best learned between the age 2 and puberty. It take 2-3 years to be able to converse and understand people around you. It takes 4-10 years to be able to read, write, speak and listen at an academic level.

Advantages

Advantages - Has greater control over input

for older - Has knowledge from L1 to draw from


Advantages - Likely to develop a negative accent

for younger - Less to learn to be considered proficient