Krashen’s Input Hypothesis

Stephen Krashen developed the Input Hypothesis in the 1970s. This model was developed in the wake of Chomsky’s UG. In the beginning Krashen named it “Monitor Model”. He named it “Input Hypothesis” later on. Krashen’s model is said to be based on the notion that there are two systems for learners of second language acquisition. The first is acquisition and the second is learning. So the learned system in this situation acts as a monitor. Following pictures shows Krashen’s model. The Five Hypotheses 1. First Hypothesis In fact, Krashen’s model consists of five hypotheses. This first hypothesis acquisition learning hypothesis. This hypothesis holds that there are different ways for the learners to get competence. For example, one of such ways is the “exposure” in which a learner comes in cont...[Read More]

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