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Critical period of language acquisition: fact or fiction?

One of the concepts this week is the critical periods of language acquisition. If there is a critical period for language, what might this fact imply about learning multiple languages in school?

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Because much of the research does suggest the definite existence of critical periods of language acquisition, especially in terms of the window of language learning, I feel like these theories contain strong ramifications for learning multiple languages in school and changing how second language instruction happens in our schools today. As a ...

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The presence of a critical period of language acquisition is briefly debated.