There are many different languages out there. Learning a new language can be a very daunting task. There are so many different ways to learn a language and it is easy to get confused. The biggest problem that new language students face is not knowing how to learn a language effectively. This article will cover a few of the most important questions in language learning so you can decide which method is best for you.
So what does science have to say about language learning? Science has found that children who are immersed in language at an early age (pre-school age) are the best language learners. These children will start to build vocabulary words and understand the basic grammar rules of their language much easier than children who aren’t exposed to language at such an early age. In this article we will look at what science has to tell about how to learn a language by speaking it.
It has been studied that children who are taught a second language at an early age (like babies and toddlers) have much less problems with language compared to those who aren’t exposed to language at all. On the other hand, adult learners have a harder time with language because they are much older and have been exposed to a lot more languages throughout their life. Adults have also been exposed to a lot more vocabulary words throughout their education. Their brains are really structured to handle language compared to babies or toddlers. However, adults have been found to be particularly good at learning languages like Spanish and French, even though their brains do not have as large an area for language processing as children do.
Fluency means that a person can converse in a language with ease and use that language in regular conversations. This means that a person doesn’t have to be fluent in order to learn a language. Familiarity is much better since it builds on each language’s inherent skills. However, familiarity does not mean fluency.
A very interesting experiment was done where a group of students were asked to complete a language learning task. While the students were completing the task, a magnetic wand was placed in their hands that let out radio frequency waves. The students had to wave the wand back and forth for as long as they could without losing their attention and in the process, they learned over two hundred words in a new language.
Learning a language over the course of just ten hours is much easier for most people than trying to master a language for a lifetime. One of the reasons for this is that most people find it very difficult to concentrate on learning a new language when they are tired, frustrated, or simply not having any energy left to do so. By the time you’re finished with the challenge, most people simply lose interest. However, by putting in the work, you can master a language and gain fluency in a relatively short amount of time. Just ten hours a day is often more than enough for most people to gain conversational mastery over a number of languages in a relatively short period of time.