Teachers as learners

One of the benefits of acquiring a language naturally, that is by constant repetition of comprehensible language, is that phrasing and language chunks start to FEEL right.  TPRS (teaching proficiency through reading and storytelling) is the best methodology I have found for teaching a foreign language. I don’t teach much explicit grammar.  Instead we use… Read More Teachers as learners

A ‘Whoops!’ lesson

I love this methodology called TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling).  It’s all about the students receiving sufficient comprehensible input.   I often remind my classes of middle-schoolers the following: if you don’t know the meaning of a French word or phrase, it’s not your fault.  You just haven’t heard and understood it enough times science… Read More A ‘Whoops!’ lesson