Task2 - Education >> Language Acquisition

"Language Acquisition"

Some experts believe that it 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 a globalized age, language plays an important role in integrating with the world. Therefore, some linguists think that teaching a new language for children at primary school is more necessary than tutoring language in secondary school.

It is undeniable that the sooner we get to know a foreign language, the easier we absorb it. At primary school, our brains are in a period of development. Thus, children are able to learn new vocabulary or different grammar structures. Moreover, at that age, the curriculum is not as complex as that of a high school. This means there is more time for students to get accustomed to foreign languages. Furthermore, they have to put more efforts into numerous subjects at secondary school. Hence, accessing new languages earlier helps students build a sustainable basis and continually develop their skills in the future.

On the other hand, when a student learns many languages at once when they are still young, their accents or grammars may be mingled. As a result, they might feel confused about communicating with other people. In addition, students cannot speak their mother tongues if they have been learning new languages for a long time.

In conclusion, in my opinion, learning foreign languages from childhood brings children many benefits. They can become confident and consequently obtain precious knowledge. Especially, the position of a country, which has a high rate in the number of people using foreign languages, can increase and its citizens' lives will improve as well.

Comment from ITP

Hi Thao, A very well structured essay. Please be careful when you introduce new ideas into conclusions. These ideas should be more developed within the essay.