Language Acquisition Explained to Students
My daughter (a Spanish student) and I collaborated on this video to explain the nature of language in very straight forward terms. We specifically chose to avoid jargon like "comprehensible input" The purpose to reassure students who are new to proficiency and language acquisition that they way they are learning is appropriate. They can sometimes be worried about the lack of explicit learning.
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