Comprehensible Input Resources per my NCAIS Workshop 27 October 2017

Today, I’m presenting to fellow teachers at North Carolina’s Association of Independent Schools.  My session is about how to encourage fearless speaking in your L2 students through the methodology called Comprehensible Input or CI. Here are some sources for more information  – both theory and nuts and bolts CI (Comprehensible Input) Theory: Role of speaking in… Read More Comprehensible Input Resources per my NCAIS Workshop 27 October 2017

Kids’ L2 speaking and how it emerges

Listening to Professor Bill Van Patten’s weekly podcast on L2 (2nd language acquisition) really helps me think correctly about how I plan and conduct my middle school French classes. Van Patten explains that through comprehensible input a mental representation of the target language begins to form in the mind. What qualifies as ‘comprehensible input’?  It is language (in my… Read More Kids’ L2 speaking and how it emerges