We are not the only ones in the world, it is important for us to have the sense of the global community and to know more and respect different diverse languages and cultures. Not only do you learn the grammar of a language, but also its culture behind. Through appreciating literature works of different languages, children will be able to immerse themselves into different cultures and traditions. Researchers have even suggested that bilingual students tend to understand better in their mother tongue. Although it is true that it is never “too late” for people to learn new foreign languages, many studies have shown that children usually have higher leaning ability, especially in languages than adults.
The only difference in the language acquisition process between children is the different languages they learn, which is completely dependent upon the language the child hears. If the child were to only hear Klingon, the child would in theory learn Klingon, but the child would later reject this language because of the lack of acceptance of the fictional language in society (Clark, 1987). The first process of acquiring language is known as phonological development. In natural lan... ... middle of paper ... ...this language with communicative partners besides the child’s mother. References Boucher, G (2009, December 2).
Thus, it will distract their mind to learn better second language. To conclude this myth, the author indicates that research indeed prove that only pronunciation part learning in young age will have better result, older students will show quicker gains.
Therefore, it may be hard to acquire another accent as adult. The real advantage between the age differences is the ability for a child to pick up the accent of a language better than an adult, because a child spends most of their time listening to their nurturer. It may be more difficult for an adult to spend all their time listening to their teacher without investing
The implication is that there is a critical period for the learning and comprehension of a second language. Unfortunately, many elementary schools in the United States do not offer foreign language classes, therefore missing the opportunity to learn a new language when the brain is believed to be most receptive. However, foreign language courses should be taught in early childhood education, not only for the reason that the critical period for learning a second
Elementary school students should have foreign language added to their curriculum because there are multiple benefits to early exposure in the primary grades. Having been proven throughout history, younger learners are more adept to language acquisition. Although some may think “…their minds aren’t capable of learning and retaining a foreign language, it’s enough of a struggle for a child to learn one language, a native language…” (Should foreign...). It may not be easy to learn, but in actuality it will help their brains develop gradually, not only helping them in their foreign language studies, but also improving other areas as well. Cheryl Walker states this clearly, saying foreign language, “…increases listening ability, creativity, and critical ... ... middle of paper ... ...proving Students' Capacity in Foreign Languages."
Views like these have led the American Academy of Pediatrics to question if perhaps television and entertainment media should be “avoided” for infants and children younger than 2 years old. Their position highlights that children’s brains develop quickly during their first few years of life, and suggests that children learn better by interacting with real people instead of television screens. While this assertion may hold some truth, its basis is not strong enough to result in restricting parents’ use of television and entertainment media in raising their kids. First, it is important to clarify what is meant by the word “avoid.” In this paper, we will interpret “avoid” as it is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary: “to stay away from; to prevent the occurrence of; to keep yourself from doing something ... ... middle of paper ... ...ork on teaching their children new words, considering that learning from a DVD is better than learning nothing at all. Additionally, even if the increases in word learning were not significant in the video conditions for this experiment, using the television and entertainment media did not cause any harm or decreases in learning.
Their beginning complaint about the MMR vaccine being connected to autism is wrong. If people look, they will see that the study Andrew Wakefield’s completed was retracted shortly after being published. “The investigation included only 12 children, 9 of whom were diagnosed as being autistic. Besides this, the study also had a strong selection bias, and any apparent link between the MMR and autism may arise because the age when MMR is first given also coincides with the age when autism is first recognize. (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)” This also makes Jenny McCarthy’s statement incorrect, her son could have already had the genes for autism and it showed up at the same time initial vaccines were given.
Yet, parents of dyslexic children might have mixed feelings with placing their children in a foreign language class at a young age, even parent of children with no prior learning disability have these concerns. Some parents may have the option of withdrawing their children’s from foreign language studies which is understandable and completely up to their choice. However, it can deprive learning opportunities and experiences for these students. In which, could be useful and important for other things such as opening up to new interest of cultures, knowledge, and language. One thing to note is that there is no absolute cure for dyslexia, on the other hand, there are coping strategies that can help students to succeed in foreign language class.
The United States failed to recognize the importance of an English language learning student's first language. The program was based on teaching the language in a step by step structure, the source of its name, "Structure Immersion." This was leaving out the fact that the natural language acquisition process is more complex than just following the SI program, and that students were doing bad and just moving through the classes but were not able to adapt their English skills in later grades. The material clearly states that even today some schools in the US still favor this program lacking the sense of reason, not knowing that ESL content classes using something called discovery learning has proven to be very effective. This is telling us that there is more than one way to go through teaching ESL students, and that there is not really a "best way" to do it, but it helps if the teacher or instructor takes the time to correctly assess his or her students considering the students best interest and not the other way around.