Visits by Professors Stephen Krashen and Geoff Hall

Visits by Professors Stephen Krashen and Geoff Hall

Monday, 09 April 2018

ELL was pleased to host the visits of Professors Stephen Krashen and Geoff Hall in March 2018.


Professor Stephen Krashen is Emeritus Professor of Education in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. He is well-known as a specialist in language acquisition and development, bilingual education, neurolinguistics, second language acquisition and literacy, and for his various hypotheses related to second language acquisition (e.g. the input hypothesis, the monitor hypothesis, and the natural order hypothesis). During his week-long visit with ELL, NIE, Professor Krashen gave two well-attended talks to faculty and students, one on “Polyglots and the Comprehension Hypothesis” and the other on “Compelling Reading and Problem-Solving”. He also met with ELL faculty for consultations on their research, and with staff from MOE.

Geoff Hall

Professor Geoff Hall is Professor and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. His research interests are in the areas of literary stylistics and intercultural communication. In the week that he spent with ELL, NIE, Professor Hall gave guest lectures in several of ELL’s masters courses, gave a talk to faculty and students entitled “Student use and preferences of e-texts and print texts for reading and study”, and also gave the Keynote Address at the Language-Literature Conference 2018, which was co-organised by the National Institute of Education and Methodist Girls School, Centre of Excellence for Language Arts.