Humanization for memorization

So this isn’t theoretical, really, or supported by a sample size of more than one (me). But I found it an interesting realization. I’ve been trying to learn/acquire (mostly what’s available is geared toward learning, not acquisition) a certain Native...

“Acquisition” vs “progress”

On a teaching email list, someone recently posted expressing pleasure at how well someone was “acquiring” TPRS. Except that you don’t “acquire” TPRS. Why does that matter? Why does it make a difference whether we throw the word...

TPRS for Adult Post-Beginners

A teacher recently asked for suggestions for how to modify TPRS to suit the needs of an adult “post-beginner” class, which would be taught for 2 hours a day. The goals of the class, which is for ESL, would be to equip the learners with the language to be...