• Yunjie Huang School of Foreign Studies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Yi Zhang School of Foreign Studies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China




Second Language Acquisition, Krashen, Needs Analysis

Abstract [English]

Learners play a vital role in the process of second language acquisition (SLA). Needs analysis can realistically reflect learners’ circumstances when learning the second language. In the presented paper, one EFL learner was selected as a case to do the needs analysis, in which the interview was the main instrument for the analysis. Based on Krashen’s monitor theory, results found that, firstly, the learner’s English needs had not been met. Then, insufficient input as well as complex and an extremely high affective filter were two significant reasons for the failure of needs accomplishment. Additionally, this case study provided the suggestions responding to the specific circumstances of a high affective filter and offered the experience for the further larger-scaled studies of related needs analysis.


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How to Cite

Huang, Y., & Zhang, Y. (2019). A CASE STUDY OF THE EFL LEARNER’S NEEDS ANALYSIS BASED ON KRASHEN’S MONITOR THEORY. International Journal of Research -GRANTHAALAYAH, 7(8), 265–272. https://doi.org/10.29121/granthaalayah.v7.i8.2019.669