Stephen D. Krashen


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Stephen Krashen is professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, who moved from the linguistics department to the faculty of the School of Education in 1994. He is a linguist, educational researcher, and activist.

Dr. Krashen has published more than 350 papers and books, contributing to the fields of second-language acquisition, bilingual education, and reading. He is credited with introducing various influential concepts and terms in the study of second-language acquisition, including the acquisition-learning hypothesis, the input hypothesis, the monitor hypothesis, the affective filter, and the natural order hypothesis. Most recently, Krashen promotes the use of free voluntary reading during second-language acqui
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The Power of Reading: Insig...

4.17 avg rating — 505 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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Principles and Practice in ...

4.20 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 1982 — 2 editions
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Free Voluntary Reading

4.14 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 1992 — 5 editions
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The Natural Approach: Langu...

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4.05 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1983 — 4 editions
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Explorations in Language Ac...

4.02 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2003
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Second Language Acquisition...

4.17 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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Under Attack: The Case Agai...

3.93 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1996
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Foreign Language Education ...

4.40 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1998
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Condemned Without a Trial: ...

4.21 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1999
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Fundamentals of Language Ed...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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“There is massive evidence that self-selected reading, or reading what you want to read, is responsible for most of our literacy development. Readers have better reading ability, know more vocabulary, write better, spell better, and have better control of complex grammatical constructions. In fact, it is impossible to develop high levels of literacy without being a dedicated reader, and dedicated readers rarely have serious problems in reading and writing.”
Krashen Stephen D.

“Sit down, have a nice cup of coffee read a book in another language - the fountain of youth!”
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“The better the school library, the higher the reading scores.”
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