Relationship Between Age and Learning a Second Language

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Running Head: MY EXPERIENCE WITH SECOND LAUNGUAGE ACQUISITION. According to my mother's account, I started talking earlier than average. From my own thoughts of childhood, I suspect that compared with several children, my L1 learning was likely more from adults (parents and teachers) and less from colleagues. Later on, I became more dependent on reading and radio, the latter becoming significant as I had a lot of time off school because of my yearly bouts of bronchitis. At elementary school, my linguistic foundation was normally `ahead' of most of my schoolmates and friends. I had some issues with peer relationships as I concentrated more on listening to the teachers than following student norms. I had an early talent in story-telling - both co-operatively with my younger siblings at school (sometimes being asked to tell stories to the class), but this `important' bent seemed to paved me way later to more analytical work. Actually, as stated in my class book, "through experience in the world individuals accrue idiosyncratic aversions and preference, which lead them to like certain things and dislike others. Organisms seem to determine value on the basis of certain criteria. These appraisals assign value to current stimuli based on past encounter. The value mechanisms influence the perceptions, memory, actions, and attentions devoted to learning." In contrast to the prompt advancement of my verbal skills and experience, my mother had a lot of problems teaching me to tie
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