American scientists from the Centre for neural and cognitive Sciences at mit and was researching what age is best to start to learn a foreign language in order to achieve the best results. The researchers noted that those who begin learning foreign languages, having lived through the time of childhood, have the smallest chance to succeed.
To learn foreign languages best in the first 10 years of life – and you can learn to speak a foreign language at the level of native speakers. The researchers said in the journal Cognition.
Scientists have developed a computer model and used it to analyzed data relating to 670 thousand people of different gender, age and nationality age from 10 to 70 years.
“Best foreign language acquired in childhood up to ten years. In adulthood the ability to learn remains, but to achieve a high level of language proficiency is much more difficult”, – stated in the summary of scientific experts.
Why to learn foreign languages best in the first 10 years of life, and not in the subsequent? In answering this question, scientists noticed that causes limiting the learning ability with age, may be associated with biological and sociocultural factors that have a decisive influence on the development of the human personality.
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