Posts Tagged ‘Comprehensible Input’

How do you learn new words if everything is known?

On a Chinese-learning forum, a user asked: I understand how CI develops the ability to recognise and produce appropriate structures and functions in a language, but if the input is all known to the learner (in terms of vocabulary used) how does the learner acquire the long lists of vocab needed to actually use the […]

Why isn’t pairwork Comprehensible Input?

On a prominent foreign language teachers’ List, the question was raised: Why are conversations with partners not CI? If one student asks “What is your favorite class and why?” and the other student answers intelligibly, then why is this less optimal CI than storytelling? Well, of course it is. Sort of.  But McDonald’s is food, […]

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