Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Contemporary Education and Society Development (ICCESD 2019)

Influence of Starting Age on Second Language Acquisition

Authors
Yadi Deng, Qing Wang
Corresponding Author
Yadi Deng
Available Online July 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccesd-19.2019.42How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Second language acquisition; Starting age; Learners characteristics; Learning conditions
Abstract
Individual differences are believed to be in close connection with second language acquisition (SLA). In this paper, the key age hypothesis is used to review and analyze the learner's starting age, and the learning characteristics and learning conditions of the second language learners of young children, adolescents and adults are studied through comparative analysis. The results show that starting age not only affects the efficiency of second language acquisition, but also affects the proficiency of second language acquisition. Learners at different ages maintain different advantages according to contrastive analysis. Best starting age for SLA is essential to be speculated carefully about the goals of instructional programs and contexts before concluding about necessity of the earliest possible start.
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Proceedings
2019 International Conference on Contemporary Education and Society Development (ICCESD 2019)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
July 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-757-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccesd-19.2019.42How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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