The Impact of Second-Language Acquisition on Cognitive Development
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- second language acquisition; early age; cognitive development
Second language acquisition of children at an early age has become almost prevailing. Parents and educators have long been concerned about the effects of early second language acquisition on young children’s cognitive development. Some studies found that the cognitive development of children who learned a second language early could be affected, for example, memory, creativity, social and communication skills, academic skills, and cognitive flexibility. Because of the natural process of the brain’s development stages, children have been better equipped to respond to new information, such as learning a second language, because their brains had more plastic than those of adults. This paper summarized the impacts on cognitive development and many theories of cognition, which demonstrated that learning a second language in childhood was an important experience that had the power to affect the cognitive development of kids. The paper contributed to our understanding of second language acquisition and cognitive development of young children, which helped parents and educators consider approaches to teaching the second language that was beneficial to children’s cognitive process and future study.
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TY - CONF AU - Yan Sun PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/16 TI - The Impact of Second-Language Acquisition on Cognitive Development BT - Proceedings of the 2022 2nd International Conference on Modern Educational Technology and Social Sciences (ICMETSS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 809 EP - 816 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-45-9_98 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-45-9_98 ID - Sun2022 ER -