ERIC Number: ED426618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Utilizing Krashen's Monitor Model in the Integration of the Arts in Second Language Acquisition.
Suranna, Keith J.
This paper proposes an integration of the arts into second language programs as an effective inexpensive, and creative way to serve second language learners, using Stephen Krashen's Monitor Model as a framework. An overview of Krashen's model describes its five hypotheses: (1) that acquisition and learning are separate concepts; (2) language structures are learned in natural, predictable order; (3) the student uses acquired knowledge to "monitor" his language use; (4) provision of comprehensible input speeds acquisition; and (5) when students are presented with enjoyable learning situations, they are less likely to "filter" what and how they attempt to communicate. A rationale for inclusion of arts education in the second language classroom is then offered, and applied in the context of each of the five hypotheses. Specific class activities and strategies are discussed. (Contains 14 references.) (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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