The danger of activities

The “TPRS/CI” lists and groups these days are filled with suggestions about activities. Activities you can do with no preparation. Activities you can do to teach this or that. All kinds of activities. But activities are good, aren’t they? Maybe. IMO,...

Can, or should?

On a teachers’ list, a hypothesis was recently posted: The more compelling the input, the more listeners and readers can tolerate noise. Maybe they can. But should they? I believe that the goal of teaching a language class does not lie in engaging students. I...