When is the best time to start learning a language? My simple answer is NOW. Even an old dog can learn new tricks! In fact, it is never too late to learn and open possibilities in this life, for example, travel, meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
It is a myth to think that children learn a language faster and better than adults. Adults usually have more responsibilities and are occupied at all times with work, family and much more difficult tasks. Children, on the other hand, have a simple and exploratory life. But with organization of time and dedication, adults can also learn. Children may be better at picking up accents, but adults, because they have more life experience, know how to communicate effectively and can be more skilled in understanding complex structures of a language. Adults have more self-discipline and longer attention spans. In a way, any student must adjust a busy life to make the dream of learning a language possible.
Learning a new language is a way to keep your brain active. When we learn a language we challenge our brain, and it is believed that this process helps maintain brain cells and stimulates communication among them. Learning a new language is one of the most effective ways to increase intelligence, keep your mind active, and protect your brain from aging.
What is holding you back from learning? Don't be afraid to start learning a new language, no matter your age. A well-organized one-to-one online course with an experienced teacher can make all the difference. I can help you with that!
What’s the biggest challenge you face in learning a new language? Tell me in the comments.