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This is a subtle point. Any subject matter that held their interest would do just as well.
The Monitor hypothesis explains the relationship between acquisition and learning and defines the influence of the latter on the former. In fact, he rejects grammatical sequencing when the goal is language acquisition.
On the other hand, positive affect is necessary, but not sufficient on its own, for acquisition to take place. The monitoring function is the practical result of the learned grammar.
See here an enlightening video by Krashen about comprehensible input. Principles and Practice in Second Language Acquisition. Krashen claims that learners with high motivation, self-confidence, a good self-image, and a low level of anxiety are better equipped for success in second language acquisition.
The only instance in which the teaching of grammar can result in language acquisition and proficiency is when the students are interested in the subject and the target language is used as a medium of instruction.
Krashen however points out that the implication of the natural order hypothesis is not that a language program syllabus should be based on the order found in the studies.
It appears that the role of conscious learning is somewhat limited in second language performance. It should be clear, however, that examining irregularity, formulating rules and teaching complex facts about the target language is not language teaching, but rather is "language appreciation" or linguistics.
Usually extroverts are under-users, while introverts and perfectionists are over-users. In effect, both teachers and students are deceiving themselves. It requires meaningful interaction in the target language - natural communication - in which speakers are concentrated not in the form of their utterances, but in the communicative act.
Cambridge University Press, Veja aqui mais sobre os conceitos de acquisition e learning. Very often, when this occurs, both teachers and students are convinced that the study of formal grammar is essential for second language acquisition, and the teacher is skillful enough to present explanations in the target language so that the students understand.
According to Krashen there are two independent systems of second language performance: For a given language, some grammatical structures tend to be acquired early while others late. Krashen sobre comprehensible input.
It goes beyond the choice of words and involves presentation of context, explanation, rewording of unclear parts, the use of visual cues and meaning negotiation.ADVANCED WRITING. IN ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE A Corpus-Based Study of Processes and Products Horvath Jozsef Lingua Franca Csoport ADVANCED WRITING IN ENGLISH.
"Language acquisition does not require extensive use of conscious grammatical rules, and does not require tedious drill." Stephen Krashen "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.
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