Posts with the Tag 'silent period'

Amelia on May 05 2010 0

Fear of Speaking a Foreign Language? Consider This When You Travel

Linguist and researcher Stephen Krashen has a theory that most language learners go through a “silent period” during which they either can’t or don’t want to talk. It could last a day or a month or more. More importantly,

Amelia on November 20 2009 1

The Communicative Approach is Bad?

I recently came across and interesting article at Antimoon’s learn English online site discussing problems with the Communicative Approach to language learning. This approach encourages you to communicate very early in your learning, often from the first lesson. Now, I do understand what the author is saying—you should get input and lots of it before […]