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    becoming more crucial than ever to obtain an additional language, even simply to appear more marketable and have something to set an applicant apart from their competitors. Being acquainted with a whole different language makes an individual have much more success than a student who only knows one language. Because it is evident children learn a new language more easily at a younger age, and tend to have a greater memory, having a mandated foreign language at an early age brings success with all the concepts

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    over 350 languages, does it make sense ignoring all but one? The study of foreign language in America is on the decline as English becomes the language most spoken. The English languages is prominently used in economics, finance, politics and so on. However, this monolingual plague that's affecting America presents an issue, those who are being affected are at a disadvantage. They are at a disadvantage because numerous business practice contain the benefit of knowing multiple languages, they miss

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    Introduction Language is the means that we use to deliver messages or convey the idea to the other people. There are many languages spoken in the world. People learn their first language generally considered it as their native language or in other words their mother tongue. The first language always the language that most of the people in this world acquired first. Acquisition of a language is the most important aspects of human development. First language acquisition normally occurred unconsciously

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    foreign language department. This is why while children receive their general education here in the United States, it should be mandatory that children learn a second language at a young age. If children were to learn a second language at a young age, it would help their brain to retain and comprehend the information easier; it would expand the gray matter in the brain to further help in their education; thus it will also help the world economically because of learning a second language at a young

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    Second Language Acquiring Second Language learning process will start after learning the first language or native language. It involves a special purpose or some cause. For example in India people acquire English after the native language as it involves day to day communication also. And some people learn French or Latin in order to survive France or Latin American Countries. Second language learning may or may not involve class room instructions. Both are not one and same. Learning of second language

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    been hypothesized that language could be acquired only within a critical period, which is from early infancy to puberty. If this is true, this should be extended to second language acquisition as well, and, if so, young children should be better at acquiring the second language than adults, and younger children should reach higher levels of proficiency in the second language. If this prediction is true, it would importantly demonstrate that children should be exposed to language with rich vocabulary

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    hypothesized that language could be acquired only within a critical period, which is from early infancy to puberty. If this is true, this should be extended to second language acquisition as well, and, if so, young children should be better at acquiring the second language than adults, and the individuals who started to learn the second language in their early childhood should reach higher levels of proficiency in the second language compare to those who started to learn the language in their adulthood

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    explaining second language learning. During my introduction, key points from each of the 5 perspectives were discussed. The cognitive perspective was given priority as it contained many subcategories within itself. This section also allowed my group mates to connect theory and practice of second language learning. My group mates were able to connect to the noticing hypothesis, processability theory and the three principles of practice through their own personal experiences while learning a second language

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    believe that children have the ability to become with a native-like proficiency in a second language almost within a night because during childhood knowledge is absorbed like a sponge by children’s brain (Genesee, Paradis and B. Crago, 2004, p.133). In contrast, only few adults can achieve a desirable result in their attempt to acquire a second language (European Science Foundation, 1993, p.8). In addition the learning environment is separated into two the formal and the informal both of them are efficient

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    Language can be defined as “the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way.” Language is essential to every aspect of a person’s life. Language is used to express emotions, thoughts, questions, thoughts that people wanted to communicate. After reading, “Vanishing Voices, Aka” one may believe that language has a huge role in the lives of people and their culture. Linguists believe that “different languages highlight

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