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COMPREHENSIBLE INPUT & SPANISH: THE SECRET TO SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

March 29, 20242 min read

COMPREHENSIBLE INPUT & SPANISH: THE SECRET TO SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

In this blog post, we're diving into the world of comprehensible input and it’s role in Spanish language acquisition. Remember those high school Spanish classes? Grammar rules, vocabulary lists, conjugations—sound familiar? But how much did all that memorizing really help in the long run?

Historically, Spanish classes have focused heavily on output—saying the right things, using correct grammar and vocabulary. While output is important, it's not the whole picture when it comes to language learning.

What is Comprehensible Input?

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The truth is, to truly learn a language like Spanish, it's all about input. Rather than just regurgitating words and phrases, you need to expose your brain to Spanish language input.

But not all input is created equal. Simply listening to Spanish music won't make you fluent overnight. Effective language learning requires understanding what you're hearing—that's where comprehensible input comes in.

Dr. Stephen Krashen & the Comprehensible Input Hypothesis

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Enter Dr. Stephen Krashen, a pioneer in second language acquisition. For over 40 years, he's championed the concept of comprehensible input. He's shown that to truly acquire a language, the input to the brain must be comprehensible—meaning it can be understood by listeners, even if they don't understand every word.

So, how do we deliver comprehensible input? One powerful method is through reading simple illustrated children's books. This approach is not only effective for kids but also for adults learning Spanish. But what if you're not confident in your Spanish skills or don't have time to read?

Unlocking Comprehensible Input with GELC

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That's where we come in! Our bilingual story time channel offers a convenient way for your kids to get enough comprehensible input in Spanish. They can learn independently, and you don't need to speak Spanish yourself.

Additionally, our Bilingual and English Children's Book Clubs provide an immersive learning experience through storytelling and language activities. With limited spots available, we keep class sizes small to ensure every child can participate fully.

Enrollment Details:

- Enrollment Deadline: June 1st, 2024

- Start Date: July 1st, 2024

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Ready to ignite your child's love for language and culture? Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to enroll in our programs.  Also, another FABULOUS perk my team and I set up is our Affiliate Program, where you can earn real money for spreading the word about our programs. Imagine earning extra cash every time someone you refer signs their child up for our annual membership clubs using your special link. It's more than just a credit—it's actual payment for sharing something you love! Supporting your child's language learning journey while earning money along the way I believe is a win-win.

Thank you for being a valued member of our community. Let's watch your child thrive in our language learning programs together!

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