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Why learn foreign language and can I do it?

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Miss nothing, read everything! 

Learning a foreign language is of the utmost importance in our life and the reasons to study a foreign language are innumerable. 

What is the best age to learn a foreign language? - How old are you? 

Seven, sixteen, nineteen, twenty five, thirty three, forty six, fifty eight, sixty four, seventy one, eighty two? 

That is age for you in order to studying foreign language exactly. 

When it comes to learning a foreign language, we thinking this is possible in the children day only, but that may not be the case because as an adult have benefits. 

We would be easy to conclude that it is best to start study foreign language young, but science talk that our relationship with languages evolves over a lifetime and late beginners will give success, if they want to. 

Different life stages give us different advantages in language learning. 

"Not everything goes downhill with age. Young children are very bad at explicit learning, because they do not have the cognitive control and the attention and memory capabilities. Adults are much better at that. So that can be something that improves with age,” says a professor of developmental linguistics and director of the Bilingualism Matters Centre at the University of Edinburgh Antonella Sorace. 

Those who the late started in own life acquire the new language faster than the younger: adults were better at grasping an artificial language rule and applying it to new words. 

The older people have skills that come with maturity and children excel to listening to native speakers and imitating them. 

In infancy, we can hear all of the 600 consonants and 200 vowels that make up the languages of the world. During the first year of life, our brains begin to specialise on the sounds we hear most often. Newborns cry with an accent. 

"The important thing to understand is that age co-varies with many other things. Children’s lives are completely different from those of adults. So when we compare the language skills of children and adults, we are not comparing like with like,” says a psycholinguist at the University of York Danijela Trenkic. 

"People sometimes ask, what is the biggest advantage of foreign languages? Will I earn more money? Will I be cleverer? Will I stay healthier? But actually, the biggest advantage of knowing foreign languages is being able to communicate with more people,” she says. 

Even native speakers learn almost one new word a day in their own language until middle age, so that we do not need to be upset. 

Why language learning matters? - It staves off dementia, sharpens concentration and problem-solving skills, and can earn you more money. It is great to be ahead of the curve. You will make your own universe more diverse. 

Not convinced? 

The foreign languages open up career opportunities or broaden your professional connections, it are great for travel, it are needed for educational process also. 

Learning a foreign language opens up a new of job opportunities. It is no secret, that knowledge a foreign language improve your employment prospects. 

Your being able to communicate on the other language makes you much more valuable to an employer. 

Foreign language study grows your brain: bilinguals have bigger brains, better memories; they are more creative and better problem solvers. 

Your ability to quickly switch between tasks is especially important in our multitasking world.

Bilinguals can switch between tasks much faster than their monolingual colleagues. 

Can foreigner (native speaker) become a real teacher of own native language? 

Ask yourself: can I myself teach Russian (the phonetics, grammar, syntax and punctuation) to a person from another country and another culture?

May be if you are the teacher only.

Any native speaker has an individual intonation and a particular manner of speech, he can use slang, specific words - and, unfortunately, he is not always a carrier of British normative pronunciation (the so-called Received Pronunciation, or RP).

Or if you have very good pronunciation and rich vocabulary.

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Miss nothing, read everything! 

Learning a foreign language is of the utmost importance in our life and the reasons to study a foreign language are innumerable. 

What is the best age to learn a foreign language? - How old are you? 

Seven, sixteen, nineteen, twenty five, thirty three, forty six, fifty eight, sixty four, seventy one, eighty two? 

That is age for you in order to studying foreign language exactly. 

When it comes to learning a foreign language, we thinking this is possible in the children day only, but that may not be the case because as an adult have benefits. 

We would be easy to conclude that it is best to start study foreign language young, but science talk that our relationship with languages evolves over a lifetime and late beginners will give success, if they want to. 

Different life stages give us different advantages in language learning. 

"Not everything goes downhill with age. Young children are very bad at explicit learning, because they do not have the cognitive control and the attention and memory capabilities. Adults are much better at that. So that can be something that improves with age,” says a professor of developmental linguistics and director of the Bilingualism Matters Centre at the University of Edinburgh Antonella Sorace. 

Those who the late started in own life acquire the new language faster than the younger: adults were better at grasping an artificial language rule and applying it to new words. 

The older people have skills that come with maturity and children excel to listening to native speakers and imitating them. 

In infancy, we can hear all of the 600 consonants and 200 vowels that make up the languages of the world. During the first year of life, our brains begin to specialise on the sounds we hear most often. Newborns cry with an accent. 

"The important thing to understand is that age co-varies with many other things. Children’s lives are completely different from those of adults. So when we compare the language skills of children and adults, we are not comparing like with like,” says a psycholinguist at the University of York Danijela Trenkic. 

"People sometimes ask, what is the biggest advantage of foreign languages? Will I earn more money? Will I be cleverer? Will I stay healthier? But actually, the biggest advantage of knowing foreign languages is being able to communicate with more people,” she says. 

Even native speakers learn almost one new word a day in their own language until middle age, so that we do not need to be upset. 

Why language learning matters? - It staves off dementia, sharpens concentration and problem-solving skills, and can earn you more money. It is great to be ahead of the curve. You will make your own universe more diverse. 

Not convinced? 

The foreign languages open up career opportunities or broaden your professional connections, it are great for travel, it are needed for educational process also. 

Learning a foreign language opens up a new of job opportunities. It is no secret, that knowledge a foreign language improve your employment prospects. 

Your being able to communicate on the other language makes you much more valuable to an employer. 

Foreign language study grows your brain: bilinguals have bigger brains, better memories; they are more creative and better problem solvers. 

Your ability to quickly switch between tasks is especially important in our multitasking world.

Bilinguals can switch between tasks much faster than their monolingual colleagues. 

Can foreigner (native speaker) become a real teacher of own native language? 

Ask yourself: can I myself teach Russian (the phonetics, grammar, syntax and punctuation) to a person from another country and another culture?

May be if you are the teacher only.

Any native speaker has an individual intonation and a particular manner of speech, he can use slang, specific words - and, unfortunately, he is not always a carrier of British normative pronunciation (the so-called Received Pronunciation, or RP).

If you have very good pronunciation and rich vocabulary.

 
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