What age is most conducive to learn a second language ? Babies are naturally gifted for languages given their alert senses: very open ear developed, talent for imitation, desire for communication.
The more languages they hear different, the more their linguistic talents will develop. Babies are able to distinguish the sounds of all languages. It is their mother and entourage who will specialize in the phonemes of their family language, and they will gradually lose the
ability to recognize sounds that are not part of their language. That’s why the more young child hears different languages, the more language skills he keeps, not only for comprehension but also for pronunciation.
Speech in the toddler Children’s songs are important in language acquisition and speech development. They help children develop hearing skills such as distinguishing sounds or developing the ear through the music of words.
Nursery rhymes are excellent and a natural choice for the child to recite effortlessly. This repetition muscles the mouth and the tongue, which promotes good diction. Listening comprehension is a prerequisite that should not be overlooked for future learning such as reading.
Using the services of a foreign babysitter, au pair or nanny, allows the children to develop their ears to different languages and will facilitate their skills when learning a new language. The younger they are confronted to a language, the easiest it will be for them to learn and to speak the language fluently in the future.
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