Krashen’s German Lessons

Stephen Krashen says:

“We acquire language in only one way, when we understand messages, that is when we obtain “comprehensible input.”  Thus, we acquire when we understand what people tell us or what we read, when we are absorbed in the message.  More precisely, we acquire when we understand messages containing aspects of language that we are developmentally ready to acquire but have not yet acquired.”

In the very old but still very insightful video below, he demonstrates in German why comprehensible input is better for learning a language than total immersion.

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