A Critical Exploration of Krashen's Extended Comprehension Hypothesis
GRIN Verlag, 2010 - 13 pages
Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,0, University of Hildesheim (Institut fur englische Sprache und ihre Literatur), course: Language Acquisition, language: English, abstract: Stephen Krashen has been one of the most influential contemporary linguists in the field of second language acquisition (SLA). He became well-known on account of various concepts that he created such as the Acquisition-Learning Hypothesis, the Monitor Hypothesis, the Affective Filter Hypothesis, the Input Hypothesis and the Natural Order Hypothesis. These concepts play an important role in the study of second language acquisition, but they are also seen as somewhat controversial in the field of SLA. At the beginning of 2009, an article was published in which Krashen expands upon his own Input Hypothesis, also known as the Comprehension Hypothesis. A critical look will be taken at Krashen's statements in which the Comprehension Hypothesis will be explored and opposing theories and approaches will be discussed. There will also be a focus on what can be inferred from the Comprehension Hypothesis and the discussion of this hypothesis. A conclusion will be drawn as to what this means for second language education at school. The goal of this paper is to present the controversy surrounding Krashen's Comprehension Hypothesis by exploring its weaknesses and providing an alternative and critical perspective."
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according to Krashen acquire a language acquire their mother acquirer’s acquisition process Affective Filter akademische Texte babbling stage based methods cited in Krashen comprehensible input Comprehensible Output Hypothesis Comprehension Hypothesis correct Critical Exploration dictionaries direct instruction Ellis English language example explained Exploration of Krashen's foreign language formal instruction Fromkin GRIN Verlag Hymans Hypothesis Krashen improve their vocabulary increase of word input comprehensible Input Hypothesis input more comprehensible instrumental motivation interactional modification KRASHEN S COMPREHENSION Krashen's Extended Comprehension L1 acquisition language is acquired language learners layman learning level of competence level of motivation limited effect linguistic competence literacy Marc Weinrich modify mother tongue motivated to acquire native speaker occasional explanation promotes acquisition reading related to TOEFL reliable increase Rodman role Saville-Troike second language acquisition small but reliable success in language takes place target language type of motivation understand vocabulary and spelling Weinrich A Critical word ball word knowledge written input