Monday, November 22, 2004

Recycling Krashen

"Studies show that older children acquire language skills faster than younger children. Thus, starting later (eg, at grade three or grade four instead of kindergarten or grade one) is more efficient. It also means more time to develop a solid foundation in Chinese".
Does the Taipei Times realize: that they are essentially re-publishing the same letter from Stephen Krashen every several months? This article in the L.A. Weekly pai8nts a less than flattering protrait of Krashen. He does, however, seem to concede that the spectacle of police raiding kindergartens that teach English is over the top.