Language Learning Critical Period Acquisition Essay

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Language learning critical period acquisition
Introduction
When it comes to second language acquisition there has always been an argument on what is the critical period to acquire a second language in the most fluent and efficient way. The hypothesis relates to the idea that there is a age when one can attain a second language much more sufficiently than another age (Child & Adult), when it comes to these tow arguments I believe that the younger the better, in this essay I will present both arguments which argue both points, I will categorise both arguments as followed;
 Cognitive factors
 Biological aspects
 An Affective and Social Basis for Age Differences
 Classroom Interaction and the Nature of the Input
 Learners ' Errors and Developmental Stages
I will conclude this essay with my hypothesis that children have the ability to learn a second language more efficiently; I will present my arguments with evidence from research that has been done before along with case studies proving my ideology,
Cognitive factors
When it comes to second language acquisition there is a general view that children acquire a second language in a much more natural way than adults in such a effortless manner, whereas adults commonly find learning a new language a lengthily episode finding it difficult to have a reasonable level of fluency. Throughout the years there have been a number of hypotheses along with empirical studies which have been established in order to find out “the optimal…

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