Comprehensible Input

Comprehensible Input

What is CI?

TPRS is doing what people have been doing ever since the Tower of Babel: communicating with others using simple, comprehensible vocabulary in the context of a story.

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Comprehensible Input

The Mute Native Speaker

I was asked to work with a group of young girls and I began by explaining to the parents that I would be making up stories with the girls and playing games, doing things that would be different than what they were doing in school. During my brief explanation of the principles of Comprehensible Input,

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Comprehensible Input

How to Acquire Language

I want to explain the difference between the way I teach and the methods that many other language teachers use. You should know that I have been teaching English as a Foreign Language since 1967 and in over fifty years I have been trained in and have used many different strategies, both as a teacher

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Comprehensible Input

Stephen Krashen on Error Correction

“But correction has no real effect. It is learning, not acquisition. It encourages you to rethink the conscious rule and make a better rule.  That’s conscious learning.” Stephen Krashen 

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Comprehensible Input

Agreeing to Disagree

An experienced teacher knows her students, their culture and their needs and her own personality and possibilities better than anyone else. No one can make her decisions for her. If what she is doing is working, if her students are acquiring language, no one can criticize it. If it’s not working, she knows it before anyone else.

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Comprehensible Input

A New Metaphor

My friend Christine, who has been studying English with me for several years now. I’ve explained to her the principles of Comprehensible Input.  Today she was explaining to me that she had trained to be an “ergothérapeute”. The word was new to me and I asked her to explain what it meant. She said an

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