Want to your child to a learn a new language? Here’s something interesting.
A study conducted by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America found that to some degree, children prefer to learn for themselves when it comes to language.
“What this new research shows is that language learning is not a passive process in which children simply absorb and copy all of the features of their environment,” explains Jeffrey Lidz on Quartz. “Instead, children actively construct their language using a combination of their experience and their innate language-making capacity.”
The study focused on sets of Korean parents and children and looked at whether the children mimicked their parents language or if they, at times, leaned on their own language structures.