When to Learn a Foreign Language Essay

by Chaitra ram
(Bangalore)


Some experts believe that is better for children to begin learning a foreign language at primary school rather than secondary school.

Do the advantages of this outweigh the disadvantages?


In the Era of digitalization, the advantages of learning foreign languages are multifaceted. Most of the international schools these days provides plethora of foreign language courses as a part of school education. However, at which phase of schooling one should opt for such course is still a controversial topic.one clan of people agrees to opt for these skills at primary school while the other clan opts for these skills at secondary school, Let us critique both the views in detail going further.

First and Foremost, The learning capacity in younger childern is exponentially higher than that of the later age group. As per the research conducted in Harward university in 2002, the number of brain neurons present in children of age group ranging from 6 to 12yrs were almost thrice than that of the Teenagers. Furthermore, children's at young age are highly flexible to adapt to the new learnings. they embrace the learning activities as its integral part of their lives.In my country, India, Introduction of foregin language skills in the curriculum starts at the first grade itself.

On the contrary, Introducing lingusitic syllabus in highschool is comparitively challenging. Teenagers at this age are more into fascination, and they will have more sources of diversion. pupils at this shows vested intrest in Science & technology over the linguistic skills. As per recent news, Many of the students have already started coding their algorithms on the computers and they find it more joyful and entharlling compared to language learning.

To recapitulate, From my standpoint, Primary school children have shown More flexibility and adaptability in learning linguistic skills over the teenagers. Hence the advantages of incorporating foreign language learning skills at primary schools outweighs the disadvantages.

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