The aims of early foreign language learning

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Nowadays, modern societies place a great importance on proficiency in one or more foreign languages, as part of a certain kind of education that seems to help in the attainment of a successful future professional life. The main motive usually put forward for including foreign language teaching in the primary and pre-primary curriculum, is the idea that young children have a greater facility for understanding and imitating what they hear than adolescents and adults. It seems reasonable therefore, to make the most of such favourable circumstances.

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