Archive for July, 2012

I+1 or I+100?

TPRS is based on comprehensible input, and believes that students learn by input. Other major approaches to date have been based on output, and believe that student learn by outputting language. So, the two are not really compatible. They are based on completely opposite things. It’s true that many factors come together to support acquisition, […]

The Numbers Game

Quick math quiz: when is 85% greater than 100%? When the 85% is Chinese delivered through comprehensible input, and the 100% is Chinese that is just…delivered. Every year, the comments from evaluators about TPRS are the same: “too much English!” “You didn’t stay in Chinese 90% of the time!” Now, aside from arguments of how […]

Powered by WordPress