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Foreign Language

The brain learns a foreign language best between one and three years old. At this time the grammar is processed by the left hand hemisphere only – just like when a baby first learns its own native language. Between 4 and 6 the grammar is processed by both hemispheres. This shows that when exposed to the language at a very young age a very effective processing strategy is used but at older ages less efficient strategies are used. Therefore the earlier you learn the language the better. Studies also show that  accents of  languages are more intuitively learned before the age of 12.

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