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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What is circling, really?

Bob buys a green car. Does Bob buy a green car? (Yes). Yes, Bob buys a green car. Does Bob buy a horse? (No) That's right, Bob doesn't buy a horse. He buys a green car. Does Bob buy or rent a green car? (Buys) Yes, he buys a green car. He doesn't rent a green car, he...

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Elementary TPRS: it’s all about the CPR input

Elementary TPRS is TPRS embedded within a classroom management framework suitable for the age group. That's it. This assumes the teacher knows and can provide real TPRS to begin with -- by which I don't necessarily mean "the teacher can keep a storyasking session...

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