Some people say that the best age to learn a language is as young as possible, is that true? Those who didn't learn English when they were young, wouldn't they never beat others in the race of life? Let us let you understand from a scientific point of view and the experience of others, whether you will learn English badly when you grow up! Will adults fail in language learning? Scientists think differently than you! As early as the nineteenth century, psychologists Ribot and Pitres discovered that when people use language, there are differences between the left and right brains. The left brain mainly controls the learning of the first language (the so-called mother tongue), while the right brain controls the learning of the first language. The study of a second or foreign language. Later, scientists further discovered that this is related to the growth of brain cells and changes in cranial nerves. It can be seen from brain imaging (brain imaging) that at an early age, children learn first and second languages.
Reconciliation; but in adulthood, the area used in learning a second language is very similar to but not overlapping with the area used for language learning in childhood. This means that learning to assimilate languages other than one's native language in adulthood (when the brain matures) will not work in the same way as it did in childhood. This is why many people think that it is not easy to learn English when you grow up, but it is actually because your number list brain development has changed that it makes you feel difficult. But will adults be unable to learn English well because of the switching of brain learning areas? the answer is negative. According to the research of Sinclair Bell (1995), one of the biggest reasons for the poor performance of foreign language learning is that they do not know how to develop appropriate learning strategies, but they always apply the method of learning their mother tongue to learn. The more students who can constantly try new methods and adjust their learning attitude, the higher the probability of learning foreign languages.
On the other hand, American psychologist RB. Cattell’s research theory on adult learning also pointed out that in the field of learning, adults can make better use of memory, attention, induction and other methods, which are more helpful than children. cognitive abilities in language learning. Did something go wrong? "Pressure" turned out to be a boost to learning Photo Credit: martinak15 CC BY 2.0 Kikuma Hiromi, the author of "Learning English at the age of 40, is definitely too late" mentioned in the book his past experience of teaching English and found that although young students have more time and better memory, most of them lack motivation just to cope with exams. On the contrary, it is not easy to learn English well; on the contrary, due to the pressure of promotion or the needs of foreign customers, even if the memory is degraded, people in the community can use English for the fields they need. The British Council British Association Education Center , which features theme-based teaching and self-arranged class time , also said that their adult students range from 20 to over 50 years old.