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  • The Affective Filter Hypothesis: Definition and Criticism
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    The Affective Filter Hypothesis: Definition and Criticism

    Linguist and educator Stephen Krashen proposed the Monitor Model, his theory of second language acquisition, in Principles and practice in second language acquisition as published in 1982. According to the Monitor Model, five hypotheses account for the acquisition of a second language: Acquisition-learning hypothesis Natural order hypothesis Monitor hypothesis Input hypothesis Affective filter hypothesis However, […] More

  • The Input Hypothesis: Definition and Criticism
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    The Input Hypothesis: Definition and Criticism

    Stephen Krashen is a linguist and educator who proposed the Monitor Model, a theory of second language acquisition, in Principles and practice in second language acquisition as published in 1982. According to the Monitor Model, five hypotheses account for the acquisition of a second language: Acquisition-learning hypothesis Natural order hypothesis Monitor hypothesis Input hypothesis Affective […] More

  • The Monitor Hypothesis: Definition and Criticism
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    The Monitor Hypothesis: Definition and Criticism

    Stephen Krashen is an educator and linguist who proposed the Monitor Model as his theory of second language acquisition in his influential text Principles and practice in second language acquisition in 1982. The Monitor Model posits five hypotheses about second language acquisition and learning: Acquisition-learning hypothesis Natural order hypothesis Monitor hypothesis Input hypothesis Affective filter […] More

  • The Natural Order Hypothesis: Definition and Criticism
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    The Natural Order Hypothesis: Definition and Criticism

    The Monitor Model as proposed by Stephen Krashen in his influential text Principles and practice in second language acquisition in 1982 posits five hypotheses about second language acquisition and learning: Acquisition-learning hypothesis Natural order hypothesis Monitor hypothesis Input hypothesis Affective filter hypothesis The following sections offer a description of the second hypothesis of the Monitor […] More

  • The Acquisition-Learning Hypothesis: Definition and Criticism
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    The Acquisition-Learning Hypothesis: Definition and Criticism

    Linguist and educator Stephen Krashen proposed the Monitor Model, his theory of second language acquisition, in Principles and practice in second language acquisition published in 1982. Influenced by the theory of first language acquisition proposed by Noam Chomsky, the Monitor Model posits five hypotheses about second language acquisition and learning: Acquisition-learning hypothesis Natural order hypothesis […] More

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    ‘Bubble Trouble’ Book Review

    Little Mabel blew a bubble, and it caused a lot of trouble… Such a lot of bubble trouble in a bibble-bobble way. For it broke away from Mabel as it bobbed across the table, where it bobbled over Baby, and it wafted him away. I have been reading to my daughter since she was a […] More

  • The Benefits of Baby Sign Language: Advantages to Teaching a Baby a Signed Language
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    The Benefits of Baby Sign Language: Advantages to Teaching a Baby a Signed Language

    Baby sign language refers to the use of a signed language with preverbal babies. Using sign language with babies is nothing new. Parents, siblings, and other caregivers have always communicated with preverbal child using hand motions, gestures, and facial expressions. After a study in 1989 by Linda Acredolo, PhD, and Susan Goodwyn, PhD, however, a […] More

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    Your Baby Can Read: An At-First-Glance Review

    I just saw a commercial for a rather ridiculous product: Your Baby Can Read! Early Language Development System. After watching infants and toddlers “read,” I just had to visit the Your Baby Can Read! website and find more information on this new educational system. Right away, the homepage boasts that Your Baby Can Read! increases […] More