Have you heard about Stephen Krashen’s Comprehensible Input Hypothesis? If you’ve heard about CI, or use it in your classroom, then you know exactly what it is. Today, I want to take this a step further and look at making that input compelling or of particular interest to students. Not only that, but what about making the output, or how students use the language, equally compelling or of specific interest to them? We’re essentially talking about ways to motivate students and we can always use some suggestions for that.
Topics in this Episode:
- Krashen’s Comprehensible Input Hypothesis: Language acquisition occurs when learners are exposed to messages that are slightly beyond their current level of language competence, but that can still be understood with the help of contextual clues.
- Stephen Krashen’s Compelling Input Hypothesis: Learners are more likely to acquire language when they are exposed to messages that are interesting, engaging, and personally relevant to them.
- Five suggestions for providing compelling input
- What about making the way students use the language compelling and of personal interest to them as well?
- Five suggestions for providing opportunities for compelling output
- Blog post about compelling input and output
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