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Summarize each of Krashen's second language acquisition theories and state at least one classroom implication for each theory.

Summarize each of Krashen's second language acquisition theories (Acquisition vs. Learning Theory, Input Hypothesis, Affective Filter) and state at least one classroom implication for each theory.

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http://www.sdkrashen.com/SL_Acquisition_and_Learning/index.html

Acquisition vs. Learning Theory: posits that we acquire language naturally. Babies acquire language by observing the input from their environments. The auditory input consists of what they hear, and visual input from what they see. As the stimuli become, meaningful to the infant, he begins to experiment with crating the sounds himself. Mothers are overjoyed by the sounds of their infants and positively reinforce the infant's attempts through smiles touch and laughter. Of course, this encourages the infant to experiment with sounds until he produces those first meaningful phoneme, such as "dada" or "mama" the infant continues to hear sounds and begins to associate visual stimuli with sounds an starts to create language, initially in the form of meaningful phonemes, such as baba for bottle or go bye-bye for leave.

They can communicate language comprehension through hand gestures and baby games such as peek a boo. Through mimicry the child the infant attaches meaning to the gestures and language is naturally acquired. We all ...

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