There is a growing belief among many people that the ability to learn the language is the greatest achievement in life.
A new study suggests it is just as important for young children as for adults.
The study, published in the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, says it is the child who has a “lack of language experience” who has the biggest impact on their children’s learning.
It found that children who did not have the ability and experience to speak or understand the language of their peers were more likely to develop language problems.
In the study, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin surveyed nearly 2,000 children in three states.
They also surveyed parents of children in these states about their childrens’ language development.
The study found that those children who had more language experience tended to be more likely than others to have the language they needed to learn.
“We can’t always know what children are going to learn,” said Dr. Andrew M. Koehler, who led the study and is now a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley.
“But what we can say is that children whose parents had less language experience were more prone to learning language problems.”
Parents who had a history of having trouble speaking or understanding English, or those who were bilingual or were “very” bilingual, were more apt to have their children learn English, the study found.
The findings add to a growing body of evidence that English learning is important for children.
The APA published a study in 2017 that found children who have the opportunity to learn English can learn a second language much more quickly and easily than children who lack it.
There is also growing evidence that having a limited vocabulary of English can hinder learning English, especially for children who are more likely be struggling with language barriers.
Studies show that children with lower levels of English vocabulary are less likely to have problems learning to speak English, read English and write English, and to have success in school.
Parents of children who struggle with English language skills are increasingly concerned that their children may be missing out on a language they need for their future.
But for some parents, the thought of their children having to learn another language is not something they can accept.