Although it is always recommended that you learn English from a very young age, that isn´t to say that it is impossible to learn English as an adult.
It has been demonstrated that children are very receptive to all linguistic stimuli, but don´t let that stop you from learning English as a second language now.
Numerous studies have shown the advantages that adults have when it comes to learning a new language.
Being more mature and having many life experiences provides them with tools and techniques that children simply do not have. Forget about the myth that you are not going to be able to learn English when you are an adult, because it is a lie.
In adulthood there are many factors that can affect your decision to learn English.
The lack of free time, work, and family are some of the reasons that can complicate the decision to start studying it.
Nowadays it is very important to know English in order to open up doors in the world of work. Therefore, if you are an adult, your time to learn to speak English is right now. As adults have a more developed cognitive system; it is much easier to understand new things with their greater experience of learning. They have a greater knowledge of themselves and of the learning techniques that work best for them. They also possess a wider vocabulary and a better understanding of concepts. This for example will allow them to understand things more easily and form abstract grammatical construction.
Moreover, learning English increases Intellectual development.
When learning any new language, you have to try very hard to absorb new sounds, new words and grammatical forms, among many other things. Consequently, you will improve your intellectual performance and increase your capacity to concentrate. In this manner, you will be able to manage yourself in different situations simultaneously.
Author: Catherine Perri, JUMP Trainer