Shut up already about the Chinese!

On various social media outlets, I frequently get comments of this type: This is CI for [Spanish/French]. We share about comprehension-based techniques and methods that work in our [Spanish/French] classes. It doesn’t matter whether these things work with...

Leveling up

Paraphrasing a post I saw on another group recently. A teacher was very dissatisfied with her own performance in implementing TPRS. She had been to a conference, watched all the videos she could find, and practiced, but still she felt inadequate. Even though her...

Mobile CI Classroom

For training to be effective, it should: 1. Provide information about what teachers are supposed to be doing, and 2. Provide teachers as realistic as possible a situation to do it in, while still making the situation safe and “scaffolded” (i.e., they...

What is circling, really?

Bob buys a green car. Does Bob buy a green car? (Yes). Yes, Bob buys a green car. Does Bob buy a horse? (No) That’s right, Bob doesn’t buy a horse. He buys a green car. Does Bob buy or rent a green car? (Buys) Yes, he buys a green car. He doesn’t...