A repost from a few summers ago:
Dr. Beniko Mason is a professor at Shitennoji University in Osaka, Japan. She has known and worked with Dr. Krashen for over twenty years and fully embraces his Comprehensible Input Hypothesis. She is looked upon by many as the Dr. Krashen of Asia. In Agen last summer (see pic below), Tina and I were lucky enough to share breakasts with Dr. Krashen and Beniko during the week. We really got into talking about non-targeted/untargeted comprehensible input. The text below by Dr. Mason is in support of it. It’s an idea whose time has come, and is a source of amazement to me that the so-called TPRS “experts” out there today reject it. Their rejection is a scathing indictment of a mindset in our community that refuses to take a good look at new ideas and embrace them if they can but help even one child.