Dr. Stephen Krashen
Stephen D. Krashen (born May 14, 1941) is an American linguist, educational researcher and activist, who is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Southern California. He moved from the linguistics department to the faculty of the School of Education in 1994.
Stephen Krashen received a PhD. in Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1972. Krashen has among papers (peer-reviewed and not) and books, more than 486 publications, contributing to the fields of second-language acquisition, bilingual education, and reading.
He is known for introducing various hypotheses related to second-language acquisition, including the acquisition-learning hypothesis, the input hypothesis, the monitor hypothesis, the affective filter, and the natural order hypothesis. Most recently, Krashen promotes the use of free voluntary reading during second-language acquisition, which he says “is the most powerful tool we have in language education, first and second.”
Dr. Krashen has won many awards, including the Mildenberger Award (1982), the Pimsleur Award (1985), Internatoinal Reading Association’s Reading Hall of Fame (inducted in 1982), National Association for Bilingual Education Executive Board (elected 2005).
We are THRILLED to welcome Dr. Krashen to deliver our Keynote Address and 3 sessions at the FFLA Conference at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront, October 26-28, 2023.