Too old to learn a new language? Think again

Conventional wisdom holds that the older we get, the harder it is to learn a new language. Which is true — except when it’s not. Turns out that while our brains might not be as quick or deft as in those halcyon days of youth, all that hard-earned experience, knowledge and discipline can come to the rescue. “[Older adults] know more about culture, about how the world works, about how our native language works,” said Lisa Frumkes, senior director of content for Rosetta Stone, an education technology software company that develops language, literacy and brain fitness software. “So we can…

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