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Neurological considerations

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Neurological considerations

  1. 1. NEUROLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS English teaching practicum Jessica Sarabia
  2. 2. NeurobiologicalLeft hemisphere focuses in language. Lateralization ends to work in the puberty so, the child neurologically assigning function little y little to one side of the brain or the other. Biological Timeable: the accent at puberty, enabling species to form an identity with their own community as they anticipate roles of parenting and leadership. Right hemisphere is better to learn SL post- pubescent. Antropological evidence: tells us hat in the adulthood, a person, could acquire more than two languages if it is exposes to;
  3. 3. childhood cognitive puberty adulthood Developing their sensory motor stage They become capable of abstraction, of formal thinking. They could profit from certain grammatical explanations and deductive thinking.
  4. 4. affective Very young children are highly egocentric, the world revolves about them. At puberty the inhibitions are heightened in the trauma of undergoing critical physical, cognitive and emotional changes. These changes rise to a defensive mechanism I which the language ego becomes protective and defensive. In adults the ego is a powerful tool to their self-confidence. The negative attitudes ca affect success in learning a language. Macnamara noted that “ a child who suddenly is transported from Montereal to Berlin will rapidly learn German, but as children, reach school age, he also begins to acquire certain attitudes toward types and stereotypes of people of there. The peer pressure children encounter in language learning is quite unlike what the adult experiences. Adults tent to tolerate linguistics differences more than children, and therefore errors in speech are more easily excused.
  5. 5. linguistic BILINGUALISM When a child learns two languages at the same time; child learns two first languages. Interference L1 and L2 Grammatical structure is easily confused. The brain pressure to apply the structure acquired in childhood is stronger. In adults it is more vulnerable. Order of acquisition Children use a creative construction process, as they do in their L1.

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