Is it time to amputate?

On an Internet teachers discussion list, the comment was made with regards to the targeting/non-targeting question in TPRS/CI teaching: like say “here are my 3 phrases that my kids will acquire today.” No one says that. No one…except a CI teacher working in...

Your Language Budget

With tax time around the corner, it’s time to think about how you’re “spending” your “vocabulary budget” (or budgeting for your students.) A “keeper item” is something you are willing to spend $1 of your $100 language...

Crutches and calculators

On a noted foreign language teachers’ list, a recent discussion asked about the use of “crutches” by students. Interestingly, I think that CI teachers are much less opposed to crutches, simply because we do not have to fear that the use of a...