ESL job interview question: What do you know about Stephen Krashen?

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Dr. Stephen Krashen completed his PhD in Linguistics at UCLA in 1972, and is currently an Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Southern California. Dr. Krashen is the author of more than 250 articles and books in the fields of bilingual education, neurolinguistics, second language acquisition and literacy. His publications have received numerous awards. 
In his famous publication ‘Second Language Acquisition and Second Language Learning' Dr. Krashen writes that 'language acquisition requires meaningful interaction in the target language where speakers are concerned not only with the form of their utterances but also with the messages they are conveying and understanding.'

Dr. Krashen distinguishes five key hypotheses about second language acquisition: (1) Acquisition-Learning Distinction, (2) Natural Order Hypothesis, (3) Monitor Hypothesis, (4) Input Hypothesis, and (5) Affective Filter Hypothesis. His five hypotheses of second language acquisition can be summarized in this way: acquisition is more important than learning

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