So the chef that is the unconscious mind in language acquisition does it all. When he makes the soup, bubbles form as it heats up and forms into tasty language. Those bubbles pop right into our conscious minds and we
We have no business ruining this great unconscious process of language creation simply because we want to be in the kitchen making the food. I say to all of us, "Get out of the kitchen! We are disturbing the chef,
The unconscious mind is a soup kitchen where the language acquisition process takes place. The language acquisition process does not take place in the dining room.
The vegetables and broth and other ingredients are what we provide the chef, who in
Tina wrote this:
It is not important that students comprehend every individual word. It is important that they can follow the message and not get lost and that they stay engaged. In fact, we would argue that many teachers’ failures to
Our group can be a gold mine for shared information. The request today is from Jeff in Illinois. If anyone can help with any pre-written verbage for this kind of proposal it might save Jeff some time:
I just got approved
I am happiest in the midst of a good story with a strong group of kids whose hearts are open. Then it all becomes worthwhile. How many of our colleagues want the special sort of bliss that happens in those
Story Listening works and is easy for both teacher and students, because it aligns with Krashen in these areas: 1) acquisition/learning; 2) natural order; 3) affective filter; 4) compelling comprehensible input; 5) monitor (not output but for input).
Tina and Beniko