The present dissertation focuses on (very) young learners (age 1-5) and their ability to acquire and learn foreign languages in their preschool years. The final findings are based on neurology and psychology in connection to pedagogy using the NTC Learning System.
Many scholars, such as Piaget, Pinter and Singleton have made great strides to highlight early foreign language acquisition. The mainstream curriculum has tried to implement some changes throughout the years, but has not achieved the much-needed progress. Thankfully, some private institutions, such the Montessori school and the Waldorf school have evolved their teaching techniques. One learning system that uncovered the root behind the young child’s learning, was the NTC (Nikola Tesla Centre) Learning System established by dr. Ranko Rajović. He based his research on the child’s neurological and psychological development and formed a programme where children would be able to learn unknowingly while attaining great amounts of information. Using the appropriate tools and techniques, educators are able to recognise the child’s potential at a very young age while being able to utilise their capabilities. The important change in our children’s cognitive and motor development lies in teachers, nursery teachers and parents provided with proper education and training. They are the ones who could help improve the new generation of learners.