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A Social Responsibility

Dr. Krashen has set before us an enormous challenge by his suggestion that we learn languages unconsciously. That is because learning in schools is typically about conscious, analytical, left brain deciphering of subject matter. Thus,

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Pacing a Story

We dance with the speed of the story. If we go too fast, we encounter bored kids, which is code for kids who don’t understand. So, going too fast is a serious error. If we go

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Limited Early Output

Liam wrote the text below in a comment here yesterday. We can use what he wrote in the spoken output game in our own classrooms. Now, we all know and have stated many times here that forcing early

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Somebody commented on how hard it is to talk about what we do with others, how they get tongue tied and sound stupid when discussing comprehensible input with certain colleagues. I wish I could find

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