There is no research to support the idea that gender has any effect on language learning and development. Individuals have differences in the speed and proficiency for which they can acquire language. Maturity and a child’s developmental ability may explain why some children develop more quickly. Academic ability also does not correlate to language learning ability. However, a child’s interest and motivation for learning the language are key factors for success. Boys and girls need both encouragement and validation as they progress individually in their acquisition of language.
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Posted by IMSweb on December 30th, 2009