Correlation between age and language learning ability.

1 May

Recently I saw a question on quora (one of my favorite sites) about age and language learning. It is, of course, common knowledge that children learn languages better and faster than adults. This served as a beautiful example of how common knowledge is often wrong. That’s right: children are actually not better. Judith Meyer, the author of learnlangs.comweighed in with a very concise answer. She basically says that age itself doesn’t seem to have much effect, but other things that are correlated with age (free time, focus) do have a big effect. I’ve seen Benny address this issue before as well, but I prefer Judith’s conciseness.

 

 

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