A Small World of English
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) Is it a small world after all? What do you think? Travellers easily move all around the world in the air. By the power of the Internet, a teacher in New Delhi meets face to face with a student in London. Through video link,... Read more
Comprehensible Input
By Stephen Krashen ReadOasis Step 2 Editor’s note: Krashen says that learning and acquisition are different. Learning means knowing about a language. Acquisition means knowing how to use a language.   If acquisition is it, the question then becomes "How do we acquire?” I'll give you two quick lessons... Read more
Language Acquisition (Part 1)
By Stephen Krashen ReadOasis Step 4 I’d like to begin my presentation this afternoon by talking about what I think is the most important issue in language education, the most important question. And that is "How do we acquire language?" And I'd like to begin this discussion, this presentation... Read more
Language Acquisition Theory (Part 1)
By Stephen Krashen ReadOasis Step 4 (Part 1) We're doing this for a few minutes just to briefly go over some of the fundamental concepts in our work in language acquisition. I'm gonna divide the presentation into three unequal parts. First, our theoretical work, and I'll be going through... Read more
Language Acquisition Theory (Part 2)
By Stephen Krashen ReadOasis Step 4 (Part 2) Let me begin this discussion by making what may appear to be an outrageous claim. I think we all acquire language in exactly the same way. The reason this is an outrageous thing to say is that these days in education... Read more
Language Acquisition Theory (Part 3)
By Stephen Krashen ReadOasis Step 4 (Part 3) Let me just give you the feeling for a couple of these problems. Let's say you're taking a standard language class, say it’s French, and it’s the beginning level. And today is the past tense day. Today is the day we’re... Read more
Language Acquisition Theory (Part 4)
By Stephen Krashen ReadOasis Step 4 (Part 4) Let me now summarize in a minute what just took me 20 minutes to say. We acquire language in one way when we get comprehensible input in a low anxiety situation. Now if this is true, we then have to consider... Read more
Language Acquisition Theory (Part 5)
By Stephen Krashen ReadOasis Step 4 (Part 5) Just a brief review of what's going on now from my point of view with elementary language teaching. At the elementary level I think there are some fine methods that do what they're supposed to do. They provide comprehensible input in... Read more
A Small World of English
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) How does the ALBUM Theory work? To answer this question, look at the story of Mr. Tanaka as reported by Dr. Beniko Mason. Mr. Tanaka works at a hospital in Osaka, Japan. He is 42 years old, and he hasn’t studied English for 20... Read more