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Copy of Learning A Second/Third Language At Home and At school

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Learning A Second/Third Language At Home and At school
Early Bilingualism
The earliest possible chance to learn two languages is to start at birth.This early process is referred to as the 'simultaneous acquisition' of two or sometimes more languages.
The Effect of age.
Children period hypothesis
1. Children are very successful language learners.
2. Eric Lenneberg proposed the Critical Period Hypothesis, which suggested that brain plasticity was only conducive to language learning until puberty.
3. Children who starts younger than 11-12 years of age are more likely to acquire English to native levels without an accent.

Is Younger better?
Integrated second Language Learning
Learning a Second Language in the playground and at school
From informal to formal contexts
1. Young Children's intuitive grasp of language and their ability to be more attuned to the phonological system of the new language
2. Older learners use more efficient strategies, have a clearer sense of why they are learning a new language

Children advantages in the playground: They tend to pick up language in everyday situations from other children in their environment relatively quickly because they want to play and make friends.

Takes more longer to catch up the academic language skills necessary for successful participation in school that with informal conversations.

Bilingual Education can be very beneficial for children with regard to their general development, cognitive, metacognitive, and other skills.
Rhonda Oliver and her colleagues interested in children's second language acquisition. They investigated the language use of immigrant children who were already proficient in English. These children were considered not to need any more ESL support as they were fully integrated into the curriculum
Learning English as a Foreign language
When children start learning English, they are not immersed in an English environment, they are learning English as a school subject.

Both parents and teachers recognize the benefits of learning English and many governments opt for introducing a foreign language into their primary curriculum.
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