Young adults and language learning

In most cases young adults are not in a state of mind to learn a second or additional languages. The requirements needed for an individual to learn a second language are based on creating meaning, and co-constructing meanings with most likely, in the case of classroom learning, an individual much older and from another culture. To learn a language a person must have joint attention, and intersubjectivity with a fluent interlocutor with frequent opportunities to create and enable language patterns to be recognized, learned and developed.

A transformation must take place that allows a young adult to become meta cognitively inclined towards reflection, and joint intentional communication skills: Mindsight.

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