At Bahçeşehir University, on May 14th, I had the chance to listen to Stephen Krashen, who was the person on my linguistics notes, PD courses I attended and there he was talking about his acquisition theory.
I’m not going to tell about the whole event as I was there only in the morning and rushed to my school, to be in the school yard with my friends for the school reunion.
Here are some very useful tips from Professor Krashen
Stories are very important.
Reading is the key for improvement. Free Voluntary Reading will help our learners do better.
From listening to stories, we evolve to reading books and literature.
Teachers should be storytellers. -I’m sure he didn’t mean we should be like amazing Jan Blake, I simply can’t 🙁
Literature is at the core of language arts, it is the philosophy
Compelling comprehensive input is a must. Interesting is not enough.
The better the school library is, the reading score goes up.
School libraries are great opportunities for the ones who cannot buy the books.
To stay young or to prevent Alzheimer we should do the followings.
DRINK COFFEE: He suggested 3 cups of freshly brewed coffee a day.
And you can do all three at once.
Here are some useful sites from his handout: