The problem of the +1

Together forever...another happy match from a +1 that wasn't left lonely!Photo by Jeremy Wong Weddings No, not for the wedding...or to fool the Chinese parents over Spring Festival...that's been solved with all the useful rent-a-date services out there. (See...

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Comparing not-CI and…huh. It’s not-CI too!

Photo by Ben White So I'm reading this article the other day. "A comparison between teaching words through mere comprehensible input and through comprehensible input plus pushed output and corrective feedback was made." Naturally I'm intrigued. The authors were quite...

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R U a gud langwije teecher?

Correct orthography and usage are of the utmost importance to a highly qualified and effective teacher of world languages. How many errors can you spot? It's amazing how many words we can just look at once and KNOW right off are misspelled...or, in my case, how many I...

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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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