Krachen on Comprehensible Input (video)
Suppose you are an EFL learner, would you learn anything with a teacher who uses a language you don’t understand at all?
The answer is straight forward learning takes place when we have enough clues about the message being intended by the speaker! It would be a waste of time or worse a demotivating factor if a teacher is reluctant to help learners by providing a language slightly above his level, a language that is comprehensible but at the same time provides new learning possibilities.
This is a video in which Stephen Krashen talks about comprehensible input and how it takes to the understanding by students in an FL class, he uses German to explain the topic in a ingenious way.