Comprehensible Input

True Confessions

Recently on the moretprs list Lance said: “There ARE other methods of teaching in successful language programs that produce fluent speakers.

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Comprehensible Input

TPRS Presentation by the Witch in Agen

Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling When I present TPRS I feel a little bit like the witch in Hansel and Gretel. She has this house made out of goodies, candy and sweets and the children start nibbling and it’s really good stuff and before they know it she has them. Except I’m a good

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Comprehensible Input

French in Normandy

I’m just back from a short stay in Normandy where I gave a workshop on Comprehensible Input and TPRS. I discovered a lovely city, Rouen, and a dynamic and impressive school called French in Normandy.

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Cours d'Anglais

Odds and ends, bits and pieces…

I need a new place to put things that don’t seem to fit anywhere else.
A place that’s a bit more personal and quite a bit less organized.
And I’ll open the dance with this poem by Louise Erdrich.

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Conference

Reading List

We are posting this reading list for those who are coming to the Workshop. You may not have time to read all of them, or even most of them, but if you can, try to read one or two.

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Conference

It Can Be So Easy!

We tend to dwell a lot on the difficulties of using TPRS, but Alva, who had never heard of it before last Saturday, went back to her classroom and tried it out, with great results.

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Classroom Strategies

Rachel and Phrasal Verbs

In Besançon Teri and I were hosted by Rachel, a lively English girl who gives private English lessons and teaches in a business school. She has given her company the very appropriate name of Smile, since it’s difficult to think of Rachel without seeing her radiant smile.

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