Language must be ‘studied’
If it’s evident that adults ‘study’ foreign languages, it’s also just as evident that children do not study. What is it that children do then? What is it that enables them to ‘learn’ without study? They live, they look, they listen, and they learn. Children gather up experiences and simply try to understand what’s going on around them. Where there are understandable things happening around you, you learn. No matter what your age – no matter what your language. It is from just this sort of environment that language develops; automatically and naturally.
For more thoughts on this topic, read ‘The Story of Al’.