We all want to learn languages. Some will say that they are passionate about learning this language, some will say that they want to learn this language for fun, and so on. The reasons may vary from person to person. Learning any language at any age is not all tough. We all can learn any language at any stage of our life.
Before you start learning any language, please ask these questions yourself. Why am I looking to learn this language? How much time do I need to devote on a daily basis to learn this language?. The reasons may vary from person to person. One thing is sure that you will enjoy learning any language.
We all know when we start learning anything at the early stages of our life, then we learn it very quickly. If we start learning things at a later stage of our life, then it becomes not what I am saying is impossible but somehow tough to understand the things. In this blog, I will try to answer this question: why cannot adults acquire languages as kids do?
Why kids learn faster than adults
Environment plays an important role in learning any language. When a kid goes to school, then he/she is surrounded by different friends and they hear those words in their day-to-day academic life. With adults, we may or may not get surrounded by the terminologies. Also, when kids start learning any language, then he/she will recall that this is something which they heard while adults may find it difficult due to the environment in which they are living or working.
We all know that our brain starts developing at a very early stage. When kids start learning anything then they use their creativity to understand anything very easily. However, this is not the case with the adults as they have to struggle in acquiring any new skills. Similarly, when kids learn any new language then they make notes and can learn it without any much difficulty but with adults things will be little different as they do not get enough time to practice it and moreover they might forget the things easily.
We all have studied books in our schooling and college days. We all love to read books but in this current digital platform time, we find it difficult to read books. With the kids, they can learn any new skills via books while for adults we may lack due to our strict working hours. Similarly, while learning in any language kids can refer to books and with adults, they may not get time to refer to books. This way kids learn the language faster than adults.
Need also plays an important role in learning a language. For kids, it is in need of the hour, for example, they are studying in a Hindi medium school and if they need admission in an English medium school then they need to learn English. But for adults, it depends on their needs whether it is required to learn a new language or not.
Youtube plays an important role in learning any new skills. Kids are aware that in smartphones we have a red color icon through which we can learn anything by watching videos while adults know the things but don’t want to spend much time. Similarly, if they are passionate about learning a new language, then the kids would learn any language of their choice.
The above are the reasons which support why kids learn any language faster than adults.
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Also, for more information, you can always check out the blog named start learning a new language as an adult on Expatica as well. This will help you to understand the simplicity of learning any language at any age.