ERIC Number: ED230069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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The Natural Approach: Language Acquisition in the Classroom.
Krashen, Stephen D.; Terrell, Tracy D.
The theory and methods of the natural approach to language acquisition in the classroom are described. The natural approach is based on the theory that language acquisition occurs only when students receive comprehensible input. The emphasis is on reading and listening comprehension for beginning students. The seven chapters cover (1) language teaching approaches, (2) second language acquisition theory, (3) classroom implications of the theory, (4) how to begin using the natural approach, (5) oral communication development through acquisition activities, (6) additional sources of input for acquisition, and (7) testing and classroom management. Curriculum organization, classroom activities, management of classroom activities, the role of reading in the natural approach, homework, vocabulary, and error correction are also discussed. (RW)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Language Acquisition, Learning Activities, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
The Alemany Press, P.O. Box 5265, San Francisco, CA 94101 ($11.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Natural Approach (Languages)