Explanation of Hypothesis Application for Teaching The Acquisition-Learning hypothesis According to Krashen, there are two ways of developing language ability. Acquisition involves the subconscious acceptance of knowledge where information is stored in the brain through the use of communication; this is the process used for developing native languages. Krashen states that this is often the product of formal language instruction. According to this theory, the optimal way a language is learned is through natural communication.
According to Krashen there are two independent systems of second language performance: It requires meaningful interaction in the target language - natural communication - in which speakers are concentrated not in the form of their utterances, but in the communicative act. The Monitor hypothesis explains the relationship between acquisition and learning and defines the influence of the latter on the former.
The monitoring function is the practical result of the learned grammar. It appears that the role of conscious learning is somewhat limited in second language performance. Usually extroverts are under-users, while introverts and perfectionists are over-users. Lack of self-confidence is frequently related to the over-use of the "monitor".
For a given language, some grammatical structures tend to be acquired early while others late.
Krashen however points out that the implication of the natural order hypothesis is not that a language program syllabus should be based on the order found in the studies.
In fact, he rejects grammatical sequencing when the goal is language acquisition. Krashen claims that learners with high motivation, self-confidence, a good self-image, and a low level of anxiety are better equipped for success in second language acquisition.
On the other hand, positive affect is necessary, but not sufficient on its own, for acquisition to take place. It should be clear, however, that examining irregularity, formulating rules and teaching complex facts about the target language is not language teaching, but rather is "language appreciation" or linguistics.
The only instance in which the teaching of grammar can result in language acquisition and proficiency is when the students are interested in the subject and the target language is used as a medium of instruction.
Very often, when this occurs, both teachers and students are convinced that the study of formal grammar is essential for second language acquisition, and the teacher is skillful enough to present explanations in the target language so that the students understand.
In other words, the teacher talk meets the requirements for comprehensible input and perhaps with the students" participation the classroom becomes an environment suitable for acquisition. Also, the filter is low in regard to the language of explanation, as the students" conscious efforts are usually on the subject matter, on what is being talked about, and not the medium.
This is a subtle point.
In effect, both teachers and students are deceiving themselves. They believe that it is the subject matter itself, the study of grammar, that is responsible for the students" progress, but in reality their progress is coming from the medium and not the message.
Any subject matter that held their interest would do just as well. Cambridge University Press, Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition.Stephen Krashen is a linguistics professor at the University of Southern California. He is known for his theory of second language acquisition. Stephen Krashen.
Introduction. Stephen Krashen (University of Southern California) is an expert in the field of linguistics, specializing in theories of language acquisition and development. Much of his recent research has involved the study of non-English and bilingual language acquisition.
Stephen Krashen (University of Southern California) is an expert in the field of linguistics, specializing in theories of language acquisition and development. Much of his recent research has involved the study of non-English and bilingual language acquisition.
It does not occur overnight, owever. Real language acquisition develops slowly, and speaking skills emerge significantly later than listening skills, even when conditions are perfect. According to Krashen, there are two ways of developing language ability. Acquisition involves the subconscious acceptance of knowledge where information is stored in the brain through the use of communication; this is the process used for developing native languages.
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