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Please participate respond to the classmates answers with notable and educational input. Hello classmates and facilitator. From the reading it says that the critical time in learning language starts at around four years old. I guess this would have to say that the earlier you start learning a new language the easier it should be for you.
I do not know if I exactly agree with this assumption. I took French in school and cannot speak a word of French but in one year from just hanging around Spanish people I have learned how to speak read and write Spanish fluently.
So I think it matters more how much effort you put into learning a new language. How determined you are at achieving this goal. Of course when we are young we learn what we hear and that is mainly our native language.
When we are little we seem to be copying what we hear other people say and really have not learned what the words mean. That takes more studying of the language and that goes hand in hand with a grown up learning a new language.
Whatever it is you have to study hard and be determined to speak in this language. I am amazed by this reading. The brain never stops amazing me in how it works. Studies have shown that multiple parts of the brain work when using language. You have a part to listen, a part to comprehend, and a part to help you with a response.
The same goes for reading. It is amazing how certain words activate certain parts of the brain such as words that we are fairly associated with and words that we have no clue what they mean.
If we recognize a word a certain part of the brain is active and the same goes for the words that are not recognizable. Another interesting thing is the other part of the brain that is used in comprehending sentences.
I just find it really amazing that so much us used just for the one little thing such as language. It is amazing all the things I am learning in this class. Classmates what do you think on this reading? Would you agree with me on my opinion? Hello class, Despite the fact that all of us were successful in learning our first language, most people struggle learning a second.
Of course there are those who learn multiple languages, and some quite effortlessly it seems, but these are in the minority.
So what puts us off our game and how can we turn that around? If we have proved that we can learn languages by doing it in our first few years, why in later years do we struggle so much? There are a few reasons but at the heart of it all is the fact that we are taught languages in schools with ineffective methods such as the grammar translation model which has amendments made to it to include more communication based activities and exercises.
Nevertheless these enhancements have not appreciably improved the results. Authenticity Language is an expression of a perceived reality. So when learning language, the reality needs to be clear, not an intellectual construct. So grammar exercises, as an example, that have no foundation in a reality you are trying to express are awkward ways to learn a language.
As an alternative, consider walking around your house, describing what you are doing. This kind of skill rests upon focused and sustained attention on what is going on around you.
It is a necessary skill that we all have the capacity for but sometimes we let it slide. Translation serves to remove the need for its use and development.Europe. Spain Reaches EU Deal on Gibraltar, Brexit Summit to Go Ahead-Source. Spain has reached a deal with the European Union on Gibraltar, clearing the way for an EU summit on Sunday to approve.
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Which factor do you believe has the largest influence on language acquisition?
Explain why. Genetic factors - we are born with a certain brain capapcity and research suggest this influences our development of LA. The factors that influence the acquisition of a second language Introduction.
Some students learn a new language more quickly and easily than others. This simple fact is known by all who have themselves learned a second language or taught those who are using their second language in school.
Factors That Influence Second-Language Acquisition Age -Many people believe that children acquire a second language more rapidly than adults, but recent research counters this notion -It is true that the kind of instruction varies greatly according to the age of the learner, how formal the treatment of grammar and rules can be and what kind of.
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