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Payne, Mark – Linguistics and Education: An International Research Journal, 2011
Stephen Krashen's theories can appear "seductive" to teachers of languages, in that they identify a seemingly clear way forward for language acquisition in the classroom. However, reification of Krashen's theories, in particular the notion of attaining "i+1" through comprehensible input, is demonstrated to be problematic. Based…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Linguistic Theory
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File, Kieran A.; Adams, Rebecca – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2010
This article presents the authors' reply to Beniko Mason and Stephen Krashen's comments on their recent article published in "TESOL Quarterly." Mason and Krashen have provided an interesting reinterpretation of the authors' results and have also brought up several valid points regarding the efficiency of vocabulary learning from instruction,…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Wheeler, Garon – TESL Canada Journal, 2003
Discusses the work of Stephen Krashen, examining his insights and discussing the views of his critics. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Language Research, Linguistic Theory, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Yang, Hong – Online Submission, 2008
How to acquire a second language is a question of obvious importance to teachers and language learners, and how to teach a second language has also become a matter of concern to the linguists' interest in the nature of primary linguistic data. Starting with the development stages of second language acquisition and Stephen Krashen's theory, this…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation, Second Language Instruction
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Pribesh, Shana; Gavigan, Karen; Dickinson, Gail – Library Quarterly, 2011
Stephen Krashen believes that schools can counter the effects of poverty in at least one area: access to books. However, little research has been done to determine whether students living in poverty have access to school library services comparable to those attending schools with low concentrations of students living in poverty. We examined the…
Descriptors: Poverty, School Libraries, Library Services, Learning Resources Centers
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Maletz, Sophia – Learning Languages, 2010
After a teaching experience with the children of Ecuador with so little support, the author has come to greatly appreciate what is available for teachers in the states. Sometimes the best encouragement for a new teacher of FLES is a success story straight from the classroom. In this article, the author shares a few of the tools she has picked up…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Language Research, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Jarvis, Huw; Krashen, Stephen – TESL-EJ, 2014
In this article, Huw Jarvis and Stephen Krashen ask "Is CALL Obsolete?" When the term CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) was introduced in the 1960s, the language education profession knew only about language learning, not language acquisition, and assumed the computer's primary contribution to second language acquisition…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods
Blessing, Candy – School Library Journal, 2005
Most people associate read-alouds with bright-eyed preschoolers and elementary school kids--not with struggling at-risk teens. But read-alouds are fun for students of all ages. And studies by education researchers such as Stephen Krashen, Jim Trelease, and Janet Allen have shown that reading to kids boosts their reading comprehension, increases…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, High Risk Students
Lin, Grace Hui Chin – Online Submission, 2008
At the beginning of the second millennium, many university students in Taiwan that are enrolled in Freshman English are still being taught with teacher-centered methods. This study, which was inspired by the author's studies and research in the theoretical arguments of the Natural Approach and Psychological Method put forth by American educator…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Bush, Gail – American Association of School Librarians (NJ3), 2005
This guide features reading strategies geared for elementary and secondary students as well as recommendations for reading programs supported by school library programs. Leading reading experts who were presenters at the 2004 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Fall Forum contribute their thoughts on the current state of reading…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Libraries, Reading Programs, Reading Strategies
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Cobb, Tom – Language Learning & Technology, 2008
In the author's piece "Computing the Demands of Vocabulary Acquisition from Reading" ("Language Learning & Technology," October, 2007), he argued that building an adequate functional L2 lexicon for reading from reading alone cannot be done by the majority of learners in the normal time frame of instructed L2 learning. An…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Nouns, Dictionaries, Vocabulary Development
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Krashen, Stephen – Foreign Language Annals, 2016
Lindseth (2016) reported that direct instruction and practice using the German verb-inversion rule resulted in higher accuracy in an oral test for college students, supporting the hypothesis that explicit linguistic knowledge can become implicit linguistic knowledge. It is quite likely, however, that the conditions for the use of conscious…
Descriptors: Verbs, Grammar, German, Oral Language
Au, Wayne, Ed. – Rethinking Schools, Ltd, 2009
Since the 1980s, "Rethinking Schools" magazine has been renowned for its commitment to racial equality in education. Now, "Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice" has collected the best Rethinking Schools articles that deal with race and culture. "Rethinking Multicultural…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Childrens Literature, Holidays, Race
Cooper, Harris – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
This article evaluates the "Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction: Reports of the Subgroups" (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000). The author also examines the…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Teaching Methods, Reading Research, Boards of Education
McCardle, Peggy; Chhabra, Vinita – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
When the editors of The Voice of Evidence in Reading Research, Ms. McCardle and Ms. Chhabra, decided to edit a book and to invite authors to contribute to it, they wanted it to be a book for teachers. As stated in the first chapter, their motivation was to empower teachers to judge research worthiness for themselves. They feel that it is important…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Intervention, Identification, Reading Instruction
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