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Lonsdale Video

This is from Mary Beth. I found the first eight minutes not very useful to his argument but if you start around the 8′ point you can get his point that he is for comprehensible

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Just Try Harder, Kid. You’ll Get It!

Grant sent this: http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/trying-harder-makes-it-more-difficult-to-learn-some-aspects-of-language-0721 “The results indicate that learning to identify relatively simple parts of language, such as words, is facilitated by effortful learning, whereas learning more complex aspects of language, such as grammatical features,

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Natural Order Hypothesis

Krashen’s natural order hypothesis is a fairly important idea for any language educator to consider when deciding how to teach. The natural order hypothesis states that language is acquired in a particular order, and that

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