Why Learning A New Language Is Important For Children?


by  on November 1, 2013 in Language News

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The Advantage of Starting Young

Children, even when they are as young as 3 to 4 years of age, are able to create impressions about cultures and practices of other people. As they grow and reach the age of 10 and above, these impressions become more permanent. The biggest advantage of introducing young children to new languages is the ability to create positive impressions about cultures across the globe. The ability to grasp new languages is also better when you start learning a new language sooner. This is what Janna Degener from the Goethe Institute stated;Children often respond to new languages with curiosity and impartiality.

According to research conducted by scientists, the opportunity for maximum learning is before the age of 10. Although it is possible to learn languages even after that, the approach is quite different. It is not possible to say what age is most suitable to learn a new language as it differs from one individual to another. However, the fact that children can learn not only analytically but also through gestures and visual cues, makes the learning process is easier.

In addition to that, when an individual begins to learn a language at a younger age, greater proficiency is acquired. Since language learning requires a great deal of practice and application, starting early is a great advantage.