Write note on The Affective Fiter Hypothesis.
The Affective Filter hypothesis was developed by Stephen Krashen in 1982, and it is part of a total of five different hypotheses regarding the acquisition of foreign and second languages.
The purpose of the hypothesis is to help teachers of foreign languages and L2 to understand the difference between language learning and language acquisition, and to avert educators about the "attitudinal variables" that may affect student success in SLA. This way, new interventions for SLA can be created as well as best practices that will prove to be more effective.
Krashen cites "attitudinal variables" as the causative factors of success in the L2 environment. These variables respond to the number of outside influences that may render a student scared, or too stressed, to assimilate the target language.
For example, in theory, the student's level of affect/emotion (or, the filter) will be lowered (free...
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