Leonard Newmark

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Leonard Newmark is Professor Emeritus at San Diego University.[1] As the director of the Linguistics Language Program (LLP) in the mid 1960s, he is credited with introducing an "innovative way of teaching languages, a forerunner of the kinds of communicative approaches that are widespread today".[2]

Stephen Krashen acknowledges Newmark’s inspiration in developing his own Theory of second language acquisition.[3]


  • Newmark, L. (1966) "How not to interfere with language learning." Language Learning: The Individual and the Process. International Journal of American Linguistics 40: 77-83.
  • Newmark, L. (1971) "A minimal language teaching program." In P. Pimsleur and T. Quinn (Eds.), The Psychology of Second Language Learning. Cambridge University Press.