TPRS and Danielson: Domain #1

TPRS teachers are increasingly worried about being evaluated using the Danielson rubric. There is some reason for this. TPRS teachers are focused on providing input for acquisition — and we do that by making things comprehensible. The Danielson rubric is not...

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!”...

What are we really counting?

A poster on a prominent foreign language teachers’ list recently commented, in the context of a second poster’s question about research comparing methodologies: …while it is difficult to do true scientific research where we isolate one variable, we...