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What’s the best way to teach children a second language? New research produces surprising results

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2019

The Conversation, 22 August 2019

People often assume that children learn new languages easily and without effort, regardless of the situation they find themselves in. But is it really true that children soak up language like sponges?

Research has shown that children are highly successful learners if they have a lot of exposure to a new language over a long time, such as in the case of child immigrants who are surrounded by the new language all day, every day. In such a scenario, children become much more proficient in the new language over the long term than adults. Read more... >>>>>