Language learning

by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Thursday, October 04, 2018, 11:48 (71 days ago) @ frostbite

They say if a child learns a second language young enough, it tweeks their brain so as to make it easier to pick up other languages after that. So I put my son in French Immersion starting in kindergarten. His buddy started with him, but dropped out after grade one as he just wasn't catching on, yet his older brother did well and went thru to graduation. Every year, a few more kids drop out. He is now in grade 11 and fully fluent. His group of fellow 'Frenchies' as they call themselves, is less than half what it was in kindergarten.
While I was struggling away with Rosetta Stone Spanish some years back when he was about 8, he was watching me and said hey, this is similar to French and just zoomed along with it.
Like I said, pretty hard to teach an old dog new tricks. Easier if you start them when they are young.

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