Temple University Japan:

Current Controversies and Some Conjectures

Date: Thursday, July 4th, 2002 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Stephen Krashen, University of Southern California

This special lecture by Stephen Krashen is free. This talk will briefly cover the (overwhelming) evidence for the input (or "comprehension" hypotheses) as well as the lack of evidence supporting its two major rivals: the skill building hypothesis and the comprehensible output hypothesis. In addition, I will discuss an idea for which there is little evidence but promises to contribute to theory and practice: sheltered popular literature. Finally, I will discuss a conjecture for which there is practically no evidence: language acquisition, when done the natural way, is not only pleasant, it is (mildly) ecstatic.
Also note that Krashen will be giving a two day seminar in TUJ's Tokyo campus.

Organization: Temple University Japan

Cost: free

Venue: Temple University Japan, Osaka Center, Osaka YMCA, 1-5-6 Tosabori, Nishi-ku, Osaka

Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan


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