Archive for March, 2012

Comprehensible input and acquired output

A TPRS teacher recently wrote: I know we’re not about writing because it’s output but not input, but maybe this kind of thing would help the kids see the value in paying attention to those stories in class, and give them a chance to see that there are thousands of kids who are being taught […]

Immersion and the Older Beginner

What exactly is Comprehensible Input? Does it mean “just getting the student to understand pretty much what’s going on, enough to get the point of what’s being said”? That is not the type of CI that is most effective in language acquisition — because if it were, immersion programs would work. The ACTFL Position Statement […]

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