A Study of Age Influence in L2 Acquisition

Chao Zhang


The study of the second language (L2) acquisition has drawn more and more attention since the 1960s. This paper tries to explore the influence of learners’ age factor as well as the other factors related to age in L2 acquisition. Considering the fact that most learners are adolescents and adults in the current foreign language education, we find it quite necessary to compare and analyze their advantages and disadvantages in foreign language learning and their learning styles, so as to improve their foreign language learning efficiency. In this paper comparisons and analyses are carried out on children, adolescents and adults to examine their characteristics respectively and their influences on language learning.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v5n5p133

Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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