Affective Filter Hypothesis

This hypothesis was a theory first proposed by Dulay and Burt (1977) and it became known for agreeing with the ideas of a renowned linguist named Stephen Krashen, who contributed very much to the field of Applied Linguistics, mainly in the areas of acquisition and learning of second language. The main idea of this hypothesis… Continue reading Affective Filter Hypothesis


The Monitor Hypothesis

Between the decades of the 70s and 80s, the linguist Stephen Krashen was developing his studies of five hypothesis of his theory of Second Language Acquisition. These hypotheses are The input hypothesis, The acquisition-learning hypothesis, The monitor hypothesis, The natural order hypothesis, and The affective filter hypothesis. This article has as purpose talk about The monitor hypothesis and how it works.… Continue reading The Monitor Hypothesis

Krashen’s Quote

"The best methods are therefore those that supply 'comprehensible input' in low anxiety situations, containing messages that students really want to hear. These methods do not force early production in the second language, but allow students to produce when they are 'ready', recognizing that improvement comes from supplying communicative and comprehensible input, and not from… Continue reading Krashen’s Quote

Krashen’s Quote

"Acquisition requires meaningful interaction in the target language - natural communication - in which speakers are concerned not with the form of their utterances but with the messages they are conveying and understanding." Stephen Krashen REFERENCE SHÜTZ, Ricardo. Stephen Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition. April 1998. Available on: <; Access on Nov 24th, 2018.