All they need is accurate input… right? Wrong.

Research shows that we acquire languages through comprehensible input, but what if input was more than simply comprehensible? What if it was compelling, too? What kinds of effects would compelling input have on our classroom teaching? What are some strategies to make input more compelling for our students?

I am super excited to present to you my episode of the Musicuentos Black Box Podcast on “The Compelling (Not Just Interesting) Input Hypothesis” by Stephen Krashen:

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The Musicuentos Black Box Podcast is a collection of media resources developed to make relevant research in language learning more accessible and understandable for teachers. In each episode, the presenter reviews a current article on some aspect of language acquisition research and discusses the inplications that the research has on modern language teaching. More information and all of the videocasts are available at

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