The 20/80 Experience: Initial data and analysis

The 20/80 Experience: part 1 - background Last post, we introduced the idea of input/output as described by Krashen and Swain; and their importance or relevance in the second language classroom. ┬áHere, we are going to look at the first batch of data I have collected in my classroom and have a little exploratory discussion. … Continue reading The 20/80 Experience: Initial data and analysis

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The 20/80 Experience: A look at English Input/Output at one Korean Middle School

I've heard many times (though, interestingly, never in my university theoretical classes) that the ideal amount of teacher input to student output is 20% to 80%. ┬áThis magic number actually does not come out of SLA theory, nor educational theory (but has since been adopted). But, what I have learned about SLA theory over the … Continue reading The 20/80 Experience: A look at English Input/Output at one Korean Middle School