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International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society, 2018, 2(2); doi: 10.25236/IJNDES.18213.

Critical Period of Second Language Acquisition and Children's English Learning Strategies


Jiang Ziwei

Corresponding Author:
Jiang Ziwei

Major of Primary Education,Lingnan Normal University, China


In a period after birth, children have different induction stages to the outside world, which also have diversified characteristics in learning advantages. In infant period, children are often the most sensitive to language, therefore, the early childhood is the best language learning period for children. Children in the infant period have the highest sensitivity to language in the whole life. After the birth of the children, it is the best time to cultivate their language learning when they age between six months to five years old. During this period, we can develop infants' inherent advantages in language sensitivity. We should develop the language areas mastering the language talent in children’s brains, and then give them sound guidance. This makes the children master the second language quickly at the same time when mastering the first language. Children aged from six months to five years old have great advantages in mastering the second language and possess obvious talents in language. So this article is mainly to explore the key period of second language learning for human beings, and conduct a series of analysis and discussion on how could children learn English well.


Second language; Children; Learning strategy.

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Jiang Ziwei. Critical Period of Second Language Acquisition and Children's English Learning Strategies. International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2018) Vol. 2: 51-54.


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