Krashen’s theories of language acquisition- do they still have value in the ELT classroom?

Comprehensible Input, Issues in ELT, Methodology, Second Language Acquisition, Stephen Krashen, Teacher training

Robert William McCaul and Marek Kiczkowiak debate the merits of Krashen’s theories on second language acquisition. Can second languages be learned in the same way in which young children pick up their first language? What implications does this have for the ELT classroom? How much formal grammar should we teach learners? An old debate but an important one…

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