CircleUp! Comprehensible Input Training System


The CircleUp! training system puts an experienced coach in the palm of your hand! It’s the easiest way ever to learn to ask powerful “circling” questions — repetitive without being predictable or boring — and provide more and better Comprehensible Input for your students.

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Circling is the basis for unpredictable repetition in the CI classroom…and CircleUp! makes you an instant expert!

The new-and-improved CircleUp set puts the power of unpredictable comprehended input in the palm of your hand!The CircleUp! system is like having a skilled TPRS coach in the palm of your hand. Taking a workshop will show you the basics, but circling needs to be unconscious and automatic if your TPRS is going to succeed in a real classroom. CircleUp! takes you where charts and outlines can’t — directly into professional-quality circling.

The CircleUp! deck lets you practice at your own speed, without using a chart that throws you into predictable patterns. Add as many or as few cards at a time as you like. Focus on one skill or multiple skills. “Stack” your deck to remind yourself of specific skills at specific times, or shuffle and see what happens!

This set is designed to allow anyone to easily master the basic TPRS® skill of circling (asking patterned, repetitive questions in an unpredictable order, while interspersing comprehension checks, grammar pop-ups, etc.)  The deck includes skill cards to focus on the problems beginning circlers most often experience, and comes in a plain tuckbox to save cost.

This deck includes four sets of color-coded question cards. Each color represents one part of the sentence that is to be circled. By looking at the card message and its color, you know immediately what question to ask, and you’re not practicing in a fixed order that leads to bad habits. It also includes skills cards to help you master not only question-asking but question-asking the TPRS way.

CircleUp! was developed by Terry Waltz, an experienced TPRS® teacher of Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, presenter, teacher trainer and coach. It is the system she uses to train teachers in circling techniques at workshops.

This product includes question cards and skills cards in a sturdy reclosable polybag.

You’ll get a set of the CircleUp! instructions with your purchase. Look for the download link in the email confirming your purchase (this will be separate from the receipt email).

Additional information

Ship to:

USA (First Class), USA (Priority Mail), Outside the USA (postal mail)


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