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The Linguistic Genius of Babies

Updated: Oct 18, 2021

The best time to teach a person a second language is the same time is during the childhood. Kids from 12 month to 10 years old are developing language skills rapidly, and they quickly absorb whatever they hear. They can learn to understand new words in two different languages at an incredibly fast rate.

At TEDxRainier, Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another -- by listening to the humans around them and "taking statistics" on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old babies use sophisticated reasoning to understand their world.

Hot Word Of The Day:

English: Genius

Mandarin: 天才 Tiān Cái

Spanish: genio

Read It. Say It. Immerse It.

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