ESL Term:

Just Listen

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just listen: This is  a theoretical view to language teaching in the classroom, where learners are not required to produce language.  Instead, they just read and listen.  Given enough comprehensible input, language will be acquired and there is no need for error correction or formal instruction at all. The practical implication of this view is that a teacher's job is to find interesting sources of linguistic input for students. This view is controversial, however.