A 15 minute excerpt from a television lecture by Stephen Krashen on second language acquisition, recorded in the late 1980s.
The Monitor Model in a nutshell: "we acquire language when we get comprehensible input in a low-anxiety environment." The input hypothesis, the silent period, the affective filter, all presented in non-technical language using low-tech props.
Many communicative language proponents would still go along with much of what Krashen has to say; take away the reference to Chomsky's LAD (language acquisition device) and add a little focus on form and we're not so far from contemporary second language teaching methodology.
Via Csilla Jaray-Benn