The Natural Approach (Krashen)

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  1. @AM90KW you are welcome. Many parts of the CLT come from this approach. Now a days CLT and the two development methis content based and task based are the most used ones. But not a long time ago, the audio-lingual method was the most used. Thanks for watching.

  2. It's a good lesson that I had
    about Second Language Teaching.
    It's what a had teaching my students for bilingual education teacher trainner.
    Chambo, from Maputo, Mozambique-Africa

  3. It's really a sad state when the YT Foreign Lang self appointed (not academically attained) babble about Krashen in error and can't even find this video to set themselves straight (imagine if those people ever tried to do a PhD).

  4. @christopheclugston I don't get the point exactly of what you are saying with this… maybe you could explain yourself a little bit better. These are all established theories that have no questioning at this moment apart of the logical evolution of the CLT and other modern theories like task-based, etc.

  5. @simonfilm The referents are clear if you look at what the Foreign Language Dilettantes on YT say. There is a lot of babbling about "Comprehensible Input" and no understanding of what it means. There is also a huge disparity between their understanding of acquisition vs learning and what Terrel and Krashen meant. Obviously if they can't do a rudimentary "literature review" how could they attempt post grad degrees? (Side note: their linguistics understanding is even worse than learning theory)

  6. Some people on the internet seem to have all the answers and the truth on their side, meanwhile the rest are just babblers. But to present an argument, explain it and argue with reasons is not a sport they do. What a pitty because it is lovely to debate and learn from others. Well, for those people, there is a better media where you may fit: TV.

  7. Excellent video. I agree 100 percent. Krashen is a genius. I have learned a second language thought language aquisiton and went benefited through comprehensible input.

    I have a question for someone who is expert in langauge teaching. The natural approach is for beginners and young children. The central emphasis is on communication and not grammar. What should we do to teach students who are adults and who speak "broken English" (i.e. speak with incorrect grammar, etc.).

  8. @makinawdandy6699 Hi! I am not an expert in teaching English, but I have a degree in EFL as a teacher. In my opinion with adults you can use the natural approach combined with the communicative approach and CLT and you can explain more grammar rules than with children but always combined with "demonstrations" and different actions and trying not to do it too much (which is more difficult sometimes for the teacher as you have to find ways of showing the language not just explaining it).

  9. Did anybody see the wolves? Thanks for the video,because of theories like the natural approach, there are so many institutions that are modifying its core curriculum in order to improve the process of education, I think here in Colombia as long as government dont provide free education for schools, the theories written in curriculums are just a dream.

  10. Obviously target lexis would change to the needs of the adults – newspaper or weather over teddy bear or lollipop. Toleration of mistakes is important, correcting errors judiciously (has the mistake distorted meaning or just prescribed rules?) and students self-correct or pair correct one another because of exposed rules not instructed ones; just the same way a child learns.

  11. Yes I am sure about that. My English is not perfect at all and the other day I made a level test in the international house, I've got C 1.3, which is not bad, but we all need to learn new vocabulary, get new grammar lessons and practice with the language. Thanks.

  12. That's very interesting! tell us please how did you do it? and which languages dod you learn, maybe it would be nice to know a little bit more about your story…

  13. I think his English is quite good, besides the information given is absolutely worthy!!! Thank you very much!

  14. This a good video to watch if your studying for the Generalist EC-6 Bilingual Certification exam in Texas, Domain I deals with ELL language acquistion and this information is vital for you to know for the test.

  15. This video es AWESOME. It has inspired me so much!! Thank you so much for sharing. I am a teacher, too and strongly believe in the Natural Approach and, overall, in motivational teaching. Thank you for sharing this!!

    ME HA ENCANTADO. ¡Gracias!

  16. Thank you so much Paloma, you are so kind with your comment!! I'm planning to make a new video regarding the natural approach. Hope to see you here and don't forget to visit my blog "Gente con imán". Thanks!!!

  17. It is a really good video!!! I am developing my thesis about the input hiphotesis and obviously I have to use the natural approach to obtain the correct results that I expect. It was really helpful for me. Thanks!!! 😉

  18. That was birlliant! Thank you so much for sharing!! It makes a fantastic break from my paper reading. Keep up the good work!

  19. That's amazing! I learned english, then french and now I'm struggling with arabic and it certainly took me more than that. Which languages did you learn? with what purposes?

  20. I'm an English teacher but I've also an ear out for accents. I'm just digging your one so much! It makes the material so much more interesting.

  21. Great! If possible I would like to know more about your thesis. Is it possible to read it? Thanks in advanced!!

  22. Man, this video made my day FOR REAL!. I have to explain what Natural Approach it's about and now I have this topic very clear!. It is quite helpful and I want to congratulate you for this awesome work!.

  23. Please spell check the presentation. I would have like to have used this as part of my professional devlelopment for teachers but I cannot, if it has errors.

  24. No, the cognitive theory (CT) is a theory of language which is different from a method or an approach. In CT learning comes from internal activity, there is a mental structure. The learner is active using several sub-skills for acquiring the language, like transfer, simplification and generalisation. Learning a second language, according to CT, is like acquiring a complex cognitive skill. This theory is opposite to behaviorism and has its origin in cognitive psychology. Hope it helps.

  25. Your video is very helpful!!!
    (I have some doubts while listening to certain words, e.g: In 1:04 "…without ¿? the native Lg and without reference to grammatical analysis" / In 1:27 "Lg is viewed as ¿? for communicating meanings and messages" / In 1:35 "The lexicon for both perception and production is considered critical? for the construction of messages")

    Thanks so much for your help!

  26. I wouldn't like to sound mean or anything… but you should spell check this comment too (it has some errors of its own)

  27. the natural approach is the best way to acquire a new language or anything you want to learn. everything starts with a process until you get the final result. this is the way i learned to speak english and now i am learning to play my violin.

  28. the content is great but of course, when it comes to teaching we can create our own teaching style according to learners´learning style. does it makes sense?

  29. I enjoyed the content of this presentation as well as the layout. I noticed myself gaining more knowledge and was also able to stay engaged. I was actually a bit disappointed when the video ended because I was left yearning for more content!

  30. I agree with comprehensible input, but I don't agree that it's better to avoid the native language. I think the native language being used as a crutch in the beginning allows you to take much much more input. For example, reading a text in the target language at the beginning is pretty impossible, but if you have a translation of the text side by side with the original, then you can reference the translation whenever needed. Having your native language as reference allows you to understand any input much quicker.
    It's very easy to understand what a word means just by translating it. Trying to explain certain words avoiding your native language will demand a lot of time. So, I think your native language allows you to save a lot of time, specially at the beginning. Why avoid using a tool you already have?

  31. Why this video gotta be so creepy? I'm just trying to learn how to teach a second language and now I'm gonna have nightmares about a British robot saying the word "communication" before he cuts my head off.

  32. It's not about accent so much as it's about fluency and pronunciation. Anyway, there are many different accents which sound nice but some accents cause problems with comprehension…and that's the more important consideration.

  33. I am from Colombia, so I have an accent when talking in English. However, I would like to get a certificate to teach English but tengo miedo que mi acento no sea aceptado para enseñar. What do you think?

  34. Krashen's Monitor Model is important to consider when designing a classroom and when implementing a curriculum because educators must be acutely aware of how our proposed curriculum will effect our English Language Learners. To learn more about this subject I would suggest watching the following video.

  35. Got the idea within very short period ….presentation is short and sweet but the background music was really annoying.

  36. This is really well done. It is impressive your understanding of Krashen and your ability to condense it down into a meaningful presentation. Thank you.

  37. Hey sir, luckily, i can understand much better after watching ur video. but till now, i still don't get what are the characteristics of natural approach. i hope u can help me..

  38. Input Hypothesis is not i+1. Input Hypothesis is when easy understanding of what is input leads to an increase in the level of English, so i+1 is wrong. Just ask Krashen.

  39. So what im learning about SLA theories and latter freaking CABAL is taughting me to control over helpless humans

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