Developing cognitive powers during the process of second language acquisition of very young learners

Slovakia, ID CLEaR2015-207

The question related to the second language acquisition of very young learners is more and more frequent nowadays. How do children learn a second language? Is it like a native language acquisition or is it more likely about memorising the facts? Several researches strongly support the benefits of bilingualism in language, literacy, social, and cognitive development. We will analyze and discuss all these questions in our paper because the importance of second language knowledge is still rising. We all know that it s better to start learning foreign language as soon as possible because our cognitive powers work more efficiently therefore we will highlight the benefits of second language acquisition of very young children.

Key words: young learners, cognitive powers, acquisition, benefits