Another NYTimes article on language learning

I usually get a lot of insights from articles on language learning, and this one (called “The Beauty of Being Bilingual,”) on growing up bilingual in Florida was no exception. Anyone who has spoken a language other than English in public in the US can probably identify with at least some of the sentiment of this article.

I was a little taken aback that the parents of the author corrected their children’s grammar. I suspect that said parents did not do that to their babies or infants, but waited until their children’s pre-frontal cortexes began developing in earnest, because there is almost no research that I know of pointing to grammar correction within the first five-to-seven years of a child’s life.

I cannot wait until the Times publishes an opinion about the beauty of acquiring a new language as an adult in a way that honors the inner language learners that we harbor within us…

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