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Comprehensible Input

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What is Comprehensible Input? - a brief definition


Stephen Krashen: 

“We acquire language in only one way, when we understand messages, that is when we obtain “comprehensible input.”  Thus, we acquire when we understand what people tell us or what we read, when we are absorbed in the message.  More precisly, we acquire when we understand messages containing aspects of language that we are developmentally ready to acquire but have not yet acquired.”



Looking for more?

Comprehensible Input explained from teaching perspective within B-SLIM 

An excellent presentation about CI use in foreign language classroom from STARTALK website








Comments (2)

Elena Lopez said

at 12:34 pm on Jun 12, 2014

Hello all,

I'm working on several units over the summer for my 2014-2015 curriculum. I've uploades Los zapatos viejos as a sample of one of the units. Please let me know if this is something you would find useful or if you would like to collaborate with me.


Beth Johnson said

at 5:12 pm on Jun 13, 2014

¡Me encanta!

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