Younger Is Not Always Better When it Comes to Learning a Second Language

February 27, 2017 | The Conversation (Australia)

The best age to start learning a second language can vary significantly, depending on how the language is being learned. The common belief that it is better for children to learn languages at a younger age may not be correct, asserts Warren Midgley, associate professor of applied linguistics at the University of Southern Queensland. In this commentary, he points out some situations in which older students may be better able to learn languages.

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