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Tag: Critical Period Hypothesis

  • Second Language Acquisition–Harder Than You Expect

    Second Language Acquisition–Harder Than You Expect

    Here’s something to rattle off the next time you hear someone say, “I want to learn a little French“: Children need seven or eight years of intensive immersion to speak like a native. These years must start by about age 10, to fit them all in by age 17 or 18, when there‚Äôs a sharp…