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...

CI in Short

After a reader had slogged through a 28-page forum discussion on Comprehensible Input-based language teaching, the question came out: Could someone post a very brief, 3- or 4- point summary of the basics? This is my take on that. Comprehensible Input: the brain...

Tagging for acquisition

We can’t see exactly how the brain works its magic in generalizing from many examples to just knowing what structure to automatically use to express a meaning it has never tried to express before — which is what fluent speakers can do. What if we think of...

“Oh, I do TPRS®, I just add some extra words.”

Lots of people out there these days saying they “do” TPRS®. What has to be happening to make a statement like that true? Teachers who teach using TPRS® are using Comprehensible Input. There are other ways to teach using Comprehensible Input. TPRS® is just...