Everyone Can Acquire Language (誰もが言語を獲得できる)#1273

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Sep 7, 2014 02:21 EO video(s) language(s)
Today, I saw two videos, “Acquisition learning hypotheses” presented by Dr Stephen Krashen.

Part 1 of 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh6Hy6El86Q
Part 2 of 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak3UrGCj71s

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The sentence below are my notes while seeing those videos:

Acquisition and learning are very, very different.

Acquisition are described as a subconscious process, and subconscious really means two things:

First of all, while you’re acquiring, you don’t always know you’re acquiring. It goes on blow your level of awareness.

Second, once you finished acquiring, you’re not always aware that anything has happened.


Everyone can pick up language subconsciously.
Learning is knowing about language. Conscious knowledge of language.

Acquisition gives us fluency and accuracy.
Learning gives us accuracy.

Language acquisition doesn’t happen by learning grammar rules, by memorizing vocabulary lists. We are acquiring language when we understand messages. When people speak to us in another language and we understand what they say, or we read something in another language and we understand the message, language acquisition will take place.

It happens subconsciously automatically and inevitably.

The ability to speak a language which is a result of getting language acquisition.

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I think the bottom line is “Comprehensible Input” is important for language acquisition. ^^
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