Method? Strategy? Philosophy?

On a language teachers’ list, the comment recently appeared: Maybe we need to  distinguish between input-based strategies and TPRS techniques, as well as “approaches”  vs. “methodologies.” This is something I’ve been trying to do on...

Comprehensible Input goes traveling

The newest buzz in the communicative language teaching community is — guess what — “Comprehensible Input”. Unfortunately, there seems to be some confusion about what “comprehensible” means. Sitting in workshops given by respected...

“There must be output…”

A comment recently appeared — generally in support of TPRS, too — on a language teachers’ discussion list: To make TPRS effective, the instructor needs to go beyond just telling stories in the classroom. There needs to be instances where students are...