I had a great audio question sent in today about learning with comprehensible input. So in this episode, I cover some of the ideas behind the comprehensible input method, and then explore the input hypothesis from Stephen Krashen and how these ideas might benefit your language learning methods.
As always, keep in mind we are all different and learn in different ways, but I think a lot of these points will be relevant to most of you. Perhaps you can take something away today that you can implement (add) into your own study routine.
Here’s an illustration of comprehensible input – stay within the green circle.
If you stay within the blue circle (your comfort zone), you may always feel good about your level because you understand everything, but you’ll never improve here.
The large dark blue circle is too far out of your comfort zone. You’re likely to get frustrated and/or bored if you spend time here.
The green circle is optimal for learning.
Here’s the article I used in parts of this podcast episode:
Has this episode made you think about your own learning style?
Will you make any changes?