Lesson 4: Input vs. Intake


1. What is the difference between "input" and "intake"?

2. How is the student blog from the phonetics course an example of input and intake?

3. In what ways do textbooks sometimes create situations for passive learning?

Clear Answers


Go to the phonetics and phonology blog site. Under "tags", click on "Juan Carlos de la Osa" and listen to the recording of his voice (don't worry if you do not speak Spanish). Notice that there are a number of comments that students have written about his speech. How many of those student comments contain phonetic symbols? What does that tell you about their input of the video clip and the intake that they received?