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Learning Vs. Acquiring

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Learning Vs. Acquiring

  1. 1. What is the difference between LEARNING a language and ACQUIRING a language?<br />
  2. 2. Think About It =)<br />How effective is the Chamorro program in the school system?<br />2. How effective was it for you?<br />3. How effective do you think it is now?<br />
  3. 3. "Language acquisition does not require extensive use of conscious grammatical rules, and does not require tedious drill“ "Acquisition requires meaningful interaction in the target language - natural communication - in which speakers are concerned not with the form of their utterances but with the messages they are conveying and understanding“ -Stephen Krashen<br />
  4. 4. Now you should have a vague idea of the difference between language acquisition and language learning.<br />
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  6. 6. Stephen Krashen’s Theories of Second Language Acquisition<br />
  7. 7. Hallmark TheoryThe Natural Order Theory<br />Adults should acquire a second language just as children do. <br />Picking Up a language VS Studying a language.<br />
  8. 8. Krashen’s 5 Hypotheses<br />4. Input Hypothesis-unconscious learning, practice and immersion best.<br />5.Affective Filter Hypothesis- a mental block caused by “affective factors” which prevent input from reaching the language acquisition device.<br />The Natural Order Hypothesis- we acquire the rules of language in a predictable order.<br />Acquisition/Learning Hypothesis- using both our subconscious and conscious knowledge of language.<br />Monitor Hypothesis- conscious learning, formal instruction best.<br />
  9. 9. Any Questions? Comments?<br />

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