Tag: proficiency

Those “Other” Hypotheses: The Monitor Hypothesis

Obviously there are aspects of language in the real world that require more than just acquisition. Krashen’s Monitor hypothesis addresses this quite neatly. It talks about a watcher that functions in language use, helping to keep everything neat and tidy. Just as a hall monitor watches students in the corridors of learning, and a TV monitor allows us to keep an eye on what’s happening in another place, the Monitor keeps tabs on language coming out.

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