Theoretical Basis for the Natural Approach

This module is a narrative description of the most important theories of second-language acquisition that establish the basis for evaluating the effectiveness of instructional methods and approaches for bilingual and English Language Learners. Most of these theories are attributable to Professor Stephen Krashen, Emerita of the University of Southern California. Learning vs. Acquisition Hypothesis The […]

Second and Foreign Language Teaching Methods

This module provides a description of the basic principles and procedures of the most recognized and commonly used approaches and methods for teaching a second or foreign language. Each approach or method has an articulated theoretical orientation and a collection of strategies and learning activities designed to reach the specified goals and achieve the learning […]