Learning a new language and your age
Adults are able to acquire a second language more quickly than children.
Second language acquisition is the process of learning a new language other than the native language of the person. For example, anyone who is not a native English speaker but who has learned the English language has acquired a second language.
It is interesting to observe the abilities of infants and young children to grasp and learn a new language with very little effort. There are theories that children are born with a natural ability to pick up new languages quickly while others argue that it is acquired through learning.
For an adult learning a second language, the biggest obstacle is to overcome self doubt in their own minds. Many studies have shown that adults are able to learn a new language more efficiently than children. In fact learning a new language will help to keep the mind of the adult active and healthy. Everyone can benefit from learning a new language, irrespective of age.