Michael BARR
   Department   Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages  , Department of English Studies for Careers
   Position   associate professor/lecturer
Language English
Publication Date 2016/04
Type Academic Paper
Title Language Use in the University Classroom: The Input Hypothesis
Contribution Type Single author
Journal SELL
Journal TypeJapan
Publisher SELL
Volume, Issue, Pages 32,pp.125--133
Author and coauthor Michael D. Barr
Details There are many philosophies and approaches towards second language acquisition, and this paper deals with the aspect, in the author’s opinion, of the method most pertinent to communicating with university students coming from a high-intermediate level as a starting point. In the same way that we carefully and subconsciously structure the input that we give to first language learners - that is, children - we can consciously structure input with second language learners for their maximum benefit. Methodical input in the target language results in increased competence.