Comprehensible Input: Still a Good Idea
by Stephen Krashen, Professor, Division of Learning and Instruction Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
The Input (or Comprehension) Hypothesis claims that we acquire language and develop literacy in only one way: When we understand messages. There is overwhelming evidence that this hypothesis is correct. It successfully predicts the results of studies in second language acquisition, literacy development, and opposing views, such as the focus-on-form movement, the phonics movement, and the anti-bilingual education movement.
Friday, November 17, 2000