Are Adults Better Language Learners?
Are you thinking about learning a new language, but have heard that learning a new language is more difficult as an adult? Forget what you’ve heard! Hear are a few advantages adults have when learning another language.
1. You’re already proficient at one language…so why not another!
If you think about it, you’re already a master at your first language! This is a benefit to you because you’ll be able to make connections between your first and second language while learning, which can aid in your learning ability.
If you’re trying to learn a second language, there’s a good chance you have some motivation behind your decision. Whether it be for a career boost, to speak to a loved one, or for your dream vacation, you most likely want to do well.
3. Life Experience
Being a little bit older has its benefits. Not only are you well versed in learning tactics, and know what works best for your while learning, but you have a general understanding of many things around you. Study habits, note taking skills and your honed attention span will make you a better language learner.
So, the moral of the story is to never stop learning! Your age should never stop you from learning something new – instead it should give you confidence in your ability to learn and help you realize you can do anything!