Language is acquired by input, not output

(South China Morning Post) Dr Stephen Krashen, a leading authority on second-language acquisition, concludes we acquire language by input, not output. What this means is that speaking more will not make us more fluent. Therefore, rather than asking students to take turns reading aloud from a shared text, teachers will go far in helping students develop language skills simply by giving students ample opportunity to listen to the language in a sustained and engaging manner. Read More

Publication:      South China Morning Post
Author:             Annie Ho
Publish Date:   1.26.2016