Espanol y El Cerebro
At 3 years old, a child is able to know that they are learning a language. It is proven that a child can learn a language faster than a teen or young adult. At 18 years old, an adult is more aware of their environment, rather than a younger child's.
Brain Development and Lateralization
- Lateralization is when each side of the brain develops its own specialized functions.
- Lateralization is completed by puberty.
- For a younger child they are more likely to develop a native-like accent.
- For a adult they can consciously use strategies to aid their learning.
- An adult also has greater control over input, because they are more independent rather than a child.
Factors of learning a language
- access to the language
- first language development
- quality of instruction
- cognitive ability