Q. So what needs to happen now?
A. Teachers need to go back and read and re-read more carefully what Dr. Krashen has said and figure out ways to truly implement his ideas so that they work on behalf of kids and not the Can Do fraudulent learning dictated by the school district. When Krashen says “no conscious awareness” and “being fully focused on the message,” he means it. It took him countless studies and innumerable hours spent crunching numbers for well over thirty years to come up with those statements. Either a child is focused on the message or on the language. If it is the latter, then an entire universe of incorrect thinking about WL pedagogy must necessarily crumble, and the loudest thud will be made by the textbook.