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2010/1/3 MacLeod Dave <[log in to unmask]>:
> 2010/1/3 <deinx nxtxr> <[log in to unmask]>:
>> MacLeod Dave wrote:
>>>
>>> 2010/1/2 <deinx nxtxr> <[log in to unmask]>:
>>>>
>>>>       http://www.zompist.com/whylang.html
>>>>
>>>
>>> Love the part about the myth of children being exceptionally talented
>>> at learning languages. I wrote the same thing in a post last year.
>>>
>>> http://www.pagef30.com/2008/08/five-myths-about-languages-and-how-to.html
>>
>> That's one part of the article I think is not a myth. Children learn better
>> in general, not just languages.
>>
>
> Sure they do. Put any adult in the same situation (24hr immersion for
> 10 years) and they would always, always beat the child to fluency.
> Remember we're talking about a situation where the adult is also
> crassly mocked for making errors. No holds barred.
>
Oh, and there's also no escape either, no giving up on the immersion
program, since children can't just up and give up on their lives
either.

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