The Importance Of Learning A New Language Essay

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Introduction: For my research paper, I would like to explore more about the importance of speaking more than 2 or 3 languages, and why is it difficult for an adult to learn a new language. First of all, a child can easily learn new languages easily, but it's different with adults. Not only do children grow and develop at extraordinary speed, but they learn new information quickly as well. I usually ask myself this question, why is it difficult to learn a new language the older we get? Grown-ups tend to treat language like an object, something you learn about rather than as a skill, something you do. Grown-ups needs to admit that we are wrong so we may be willing to correct our mistakes, but that is easier said than done. It’s difficult for an adult to learn a new language because they have a ton of knowledge already, and that can be both a good and a bad thing. However, there is also an advantage for and adult because if one is a good reader in their…show more content…
To present my position on the issue, I will need to inform my readers about the history of Spanish, Swahili, and Korean language. My readers are my fellow classmates, and my instructor. Although there is a wide range of these three languages that I will be concentrating on, I believe that my readers will be able to read and understand. Swahili is a Bantu language spoken in Tanzania, Burundi, Congo (Kinshasa) Kenya, Mayotte, Mozambique, Oman, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda, UAE and the USA. Around 5 million people speak Swahili as a native language, and a further 135 million speak is a second language. Spanish is derived from a dialect of spoken Latin that evolved in the north-central part of the Liberian Peninsula after the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the fifth century. And Korean is one of the world’s oldest living languages, and its origins are as obscure as the origin of the Korean people. (Found in Google
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