Upper School ESL Workshop: Unit 4 Slide 4 of 9
Presenter: Paul Shoebottom

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How do we learn a second language?

There is still no definitive answer to this question but the most convincing explanation comes from Stephen Krashen, emeritus professor at the University of Southern California. Krashen claims that second language acquisition is very similar to first language acquisition. Language acquisition takes place when:

Implications for FIS mainstream teachers:

More on Krashen's language learning theories.
More from the ESL website on i+1 and the role of the mainstream teacher in ESL language learning.
More from Wikipedia about second language acquisition