The Natural Approach: Krashen's Model of Second Language Acquisition This paper begins by briefly contrasting two main theoretical perspectives, the nativist and inatist theories of second language acquisition. It then shifts focus to Stephen Krashen’s natural approach hypothesis, also known as the monitor model. This paper outlines Krashen’s main hypotheses which constitute the natural approach to second language acquisition. Moreover, the paper analyzes Krashen’s theory in terms of its weaknesses, strengths as well as address some of the obvious pedagogical implications that the model has had in teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) and English as a second language (ESL).
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This is the first book to treat the acquisition and use of a second language writing system. Drawing from a variety of disciplines and writing systems, it investigates how people read, write and analyse a writing system that represents a second language
In recent years there has been increasing use of virtual worlds in Higher Education, particularly in Second Life. This practical handbook is a pedagogically-informed text that guides staff in the use of Second Life in the fields of further and higher education. The book has been designed to support teachers who want to use Second Life and provides both an overview and a detailed consideration of the opportunities this immersive world offers for teaching, learning, assessment and research.
Warriner's Handbook, Teacher's Edition, provides carefully crafted instruction and abundant practice exercises to help students become strong writers. The Chapter Tests booklet contains chapter tests for the first eighteen chapters of Warriner’s Handbook, Second Course. Each test, which is presented in the multiple-choice format of a standardized test, gives teachers a means for assessing students' grasp of key English-language conventions taught in grade eight. An Answer Key is included.
The publication of this edited volume comes at a time when interest in the acquisition of phonology by both children learning a first language and adults learning a second is starting to swell. The ten contributions, from established scholars and relative newcomers alike, provide a comprehensive demonstration of the progress being made in the field through the theory-based analysis of both spontaneous and experimental acquisition data involving a number of first and second languages including English, French, German, Korean, Polish and Spanish.
Lexical Processing and Second Language Acquisition
Lexical Processing and Second Language Acquisition provides a comprehensive overview of research on second language lexical processing, integrating converging research and perspectives from Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition. The book begins by introducing the dominant issues addressed by research in the field in cognitive science and discussing the relevant models in the literature.