Educator Guide: There’s Extra Time to Learn a Language
About this guide
The article “There’s extra time to learn a language” describes a new study in which people who started learning English as a second language by age 10 to 12 were able to gain high levels of grammar knowledge. Students can focus on information reported in the article, follow connections to earlier articles about languages and language learning, and pursue cross-curricular connections in biology, and engineering and experimental design. In a related activity, students can compare the similarities and differences between languages to understand how those variations may influence language learning.
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Looking up languages
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