Leveling up

Paraphrasing a post I saw on another group recently. A teacher was very dissatisfied with her own performance in implementing TPRS. She had been to a conference, watched all the videos she could find, and practiced, but still she felt inadequate. Even though her...

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Too many voices

Lots and lots of people are going to workshops and conferences and starting to do TPRS or to try to teach with comprehended input. And that’s great. And those same people are out on the internet, looking for more information. More things to do in the classroom. More...

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CPR

Everything else is TPRS-minus, folks. Sorry, but it is. Every other sort of activity you can come up with is TPRS minus something. And most of them have been done to death back in the days before CI teaching. Just saying you are using fewer words when doing them...

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Is it time to amputate?

On an Internet teachers discussion list, the comment was made with regards to the targeting/non-targeting question in TPRS/CI teaching: like say “here are my 3 phrases that my kids will acquire today.” No one says that. No one...except a CI teacher working in Chinese...

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Mobile CI Classroom

For training to be effective, it should: 1. Provide information about what teachers are supposed to be doing, and 2. Provide teachers as realistic as possible a situation to do it in, while still making the situation safe and "scaffolded" (i.e., they don't have to...

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