Exposure at home key to kids picking up mother tongue

Exposure at home key to kids picking up mother tongue

Date
Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Research Scientist Dr Sun He from NIE's Centre for Research in Child Development has revealed that while external and internal factors do contribute to MTL learning, early exposure of the language at home helps children learn the language better.  Through three research projects on language learning in K1 children, Dr He says that in Singapore because of the ample input of the English language in the environment, it has already reached a threshold of input. Beyond that, cognition plays a more important role in English language proficiency and differences between individual children.

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