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Creative Construction

The Creative Construction approach has sometimes been connected to Noam Chomsky's innatist theory. This is due to the idea that as learners are exposed to input, whether it be via reading or listening, they begin to form mental representations of the language and it's structures. These structures are eventually solidified in fluent speech. 

Krashen's Monitor Model

Of those that follow the Creative Construction approach, One of the most influential scholars is Stephen Krashen. Krashen developed a model to explain the ways and conditions for second language acquisition, calling it the Monitor Model. The Model can be broken up into 5 hypotheses: The acquisition-learning hypothesis, The Monitor Hypothesis, The Natural Order Hypothesis, The Input Hypothesis, and the Affective Filter hypothesis. These five parts will be analyzed on the following page.