The Natural Learning Approach to Second-Language Acquisition


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Which of the following statements is true about the natural approach?

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1. What is the silent period?

2. What is the main idea behind the input hypothesis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these mobile-friendly study tools, you'll be assessed on what you know about the natural approach to teaching and learning English as a second language (ESL). Quiz topics include one characteristics of this approach and the concept of the silent period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Study topics for the quiz include the following:

  • The input hypothesis
  • Natural approach to a student's language production
  • Important thing to consider when talking to an ESL student

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the natural approach to teaching and learning English as a second language
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as input hypothesis and silent period
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a teacher should remember when they're speaking to a student in an ESL classroom

Additional Learning

You can explore the subject further with the lesson named The Natural Learning Approach to Second-Language Acquisition. Follow along with these study points:

  • Different trends in teaching English over the years
  • The way a language can be learned with repeated exposure to it
  • Strategies for the natural approach to teaching ESL students