Pride goes before a fall – as a teacher

My last post described how I don’t push or spend time emphasizing correct French pronunciation in my classes.  The evidence behind this practice shows that given enough comprehensible repetition, students eventually self-correct once they HEAR the sounds.  I shared the example of my student eventually vocalizing ‘beaucoup’ correctly. The very next week, I was humbled.  I was… Read More Pride goes before a fall – as a teacher

The power of repetition

   Pronunciation corrections take care of themselves in a ‘TPRS’ classroom.  Creating a curriculum based on the pedagogy called Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling takes as its premise the following: given enough comprehensible repetitive input that students find compelling, students will become proficient in speaking French and doing so with ‘adequate’ pronunciation I welcomed… Read More The power of repetition