Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Language as a benefit

     Babies first language is babbling in which the text explains as well as cooing. Babbling is talking rapidly and continuously in incomprehensible way. Cooing is known as making soft murmuring sounds. Language is easily picked up upon at a young age the language a baby hears the most will become there dominate language. My friend has a son that is dominican and black. He was more so raised by his spanish grandmother, his preferred language is spanish but because of his mom he is capable of speaking english. as a young little boy, he is four years old, he is well rounded and a brilliant little boy. He even tends to use it against her, when he gets upset with her he speaks in spanish because he knows she cannot understand. Going through high school i attempted spanish it was terrible, completely difficult for me grasp the grammar let alone speak the language. Later i tried latin i was successful enough in it but the point of it all is that language is hard to learn once you are older.In my child development psychology class we learned that its easier to teach a language while the child is young. Just like my friends son other kids are more sensitive to languages. children can decipher their native language from one that they are being taught. The research on language should be spreader all over,it could even prevent colleges from having it as a requirement for graduating because it will become common. Above any other reason it should be presented and told to the public to encourage parents and schools to learn more then one language at a young age so that it will not be as difficult when you are older. Even though babies are the fastest at learning language teaching kids in elementary school is efficient as well. babies decipher language at a relatively young age. The neural system focuses on strengthening their native language. Phonemes are what make babies and kids pick up on the different languages. For example this year i attempted latin here at the college of Charleston it was a pain. I learned the words but never was capable of placing or saying them correctly. So i believe learning a language young gives you a better understanding and voice to speak it because not only did you learn it as a child but it is also now considered your second native language. children has a sensitive period where they are extremely responsive. its just harder to learn another language at an older age such as me in eleventh and twelfth grade where i continuously tried languages to adapt them and never did and to this day haven’t found one i could pick up on. Learning a second language can be good for future references when your looking for a job. It could be that one underlining factor for you to receive the position because you are equipped to talk to more then just one certain race. There are tons of pluses with two languages besides jobs such as school, knowing if someone is talking about you and to just broaden yourself as a person. Also some languages are also said to help understand others. Latin is said to be basically root words, so knowing latin could help you better understand some english words. There are some downfalls to learning a language at a young age. vocabulary is limited because now you have to learn a multitude of words in not only just one language but two so both languages will suffer. this is the only defect i could see as a problem. Other then that it is completely beneficial. teaching kids to be bilingual at a young age would without a doubt increase intelligence, and give a better occupational state. as well as linking to native languages together it gives two different cultural based people an opportunity to underhand and talk to one another. Socially that helps the world better puzzle together. english is not the only language that is important. When you walk into a store and the owners are spanish what do you do if you can not comprehend what they are saying? Nothing. I can not stress how important it is to learn a different language at a young age.There maybe a difficulty with applying the second language into young schools, but doing it will will also increase memorizations for learning. Students have to be engaged in order to obtain the language that is being taught. Memorization is helpful but not efficient. I have tried this method of memorization and for me it is very clear that it does not work. Anyone can learn a language at anytime as long as they are committed to it, there is just a stage and age where it is easier. I stress that encouraging schools and parents to teach kids a second language at young age it is profitable. 


1 comment:

  1. I understand your struggle with learning a second language. I started taking French for a general education requirement here last semester, and it has been very difficult for me to understand the accent and different phonemes in the language. My paper was also on this subject. Research shows that children who learn bilingualism as early as kindergarten show impressive cognitive development and success later on. I like how you also support that memorization just does not work, especially when learning a language. One must be immersed in it from a very early age. Amazing work!

    P.s. Your godson is very adorable!