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New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that if people want to native-like proficiency in a new language, they should learning that language before the age of ten. The researchers that children up to the age of 17 or 18 remain adept at learning grammar. There is bad news for those who want to up a new language beyond their late teens. The researchers say this is past the "critical period" when language-learning ability to . Researcher Joshua Hartshorne said: "As far as a child concerned, it's quite easy to bilingual....That's when you're best at learning languages. It's not really something that you can up later."

The research was based on an analysis of results from a 10-minute online grammar quiz. Over 670,000 language learners of all ages in the test. Researchers the grammatical ability of people who learning a language at different points in their life. Professor Hartshorne focused on grammar rules that were most likely to a non-native speaker as a gauge of that person's proficiency. MIT researcher Josh Tenenbaum people simply might be too busy to a language later in life. He said: "After 17 or 18, you home, you full time, or you a specialized university student. All of these might your learning rate for any language."

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