Summaries of Research: The role of age

Here you will find summaries of research papers that relate to the role of age, and how it affects children's learning in primary school.

Each summary is worded to be reader-friendly, and covers no more than one side of A4.

If you have any questions about the research, or would like to know more, please contact us, or the theme leader, Florence, at this address: fmyles@essex.ac.uk

A long-term study of early foreign language learning in school
Jaekel, N., Schurig, M., Florian, M. and Ritter, M. (2017)
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Keywords
ages 6 to 9 & 10 to 13
early & late starters
individual differences

 

Keywords
ages 5, 7 & 11
early & late starters, rate of learning
 vocabulary, attitudes, strategies

Learning French from ages 5, 7 & 11
Myles, F, & Mitchell, R (2012)
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How internal and external factors influence the development of children’s second language
Hopp, H. (2011)
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Keywords
ages 3 1/2 to 7, German as L1 & L2
early & late starters
acquiring gender & gender agreement