Stephen Krashen: Theories, Biography & Quotes


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How many parts are there to Stephen Krashen's theory of second language acquisition?

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1. What is second language acquisition?

2. According to Stephen Krashen, what is acquisition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Stephen Krashen has had a major influence on ESL classrooms. Test your knowledge of his life and works utilizing these multiple-choice assessments. Questions cover his views on learning, acquisition, and this Theory of Second Language Acquisition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Gauge your knowledge of the following using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Number of parts to Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition
  • Definition of Second Language Acquisition
  • Krashen's definition of acquisition
  • Meaning of learning, according to Krashen
  • Primary criticism of Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as acquisition and learning
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Second Language Acquisition
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the number of parts in Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition and a primary criticism of this theory

Additional Learning

Accompanying this quiz and worksheet is a lesson called Stephen Krashen: Theories, Biography & Quotes. Enhance your knowledge of the following by reviewing this lesson:

  • University at which Krashen is an Emeritus Professor of Education
  • What Krashen has created and cofounded
  • Krashen's hypothesis on the best way to acquire language
  • Basics of the Monitor Hypothesis and Input Hypothesis
  • Research on which Krashen based his Natural Order Hypothesis