Studies of why kids can learn better a second language.
The best age to learn a foreign language is between birth and 7 years ofage.
A new investigation has shown how the children´s brain can easily become bilingual, which can provide clues to facilitate the learning process in othergroups.
According to the doctor Patricia Kuhl, from the Washington University: “The magic that the kids apply to this situation of learning can be imported tolearning programs for adults”.
Every language uses a group of unique sounds. Scientist know now that babies are born with the capacity of distinguishingall of them, but this ability starts to decrease right before they start talking.
The tests of sounds between different languages are evaluated following thegaze of the kids. A doll is shown at the side and another when a particular sound is produced. Noninvasive encephalogram documents how the bran processes thelanguage and how is storage in the memory.
Dominate the first language interferes in the learning process of a second language, one less familiar suggestsKuhl. The brain discards sounds that do not match.
“One is building a cerebral structure that fits perfectly for Japanese, English or French”, explainsKuhl.
Is notable how babies raised in a bilingual environment with just talking to them in both languages can learn both in the same time that will take mostkids to learn one.
In average, the younger monolingual and bilingual start talking at the age of one year and can say proximally 50 words by 18 months of age.