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The Big CI Book

A Step By Step Guide For Foreign Language Teachers

This is to announce the publication of Ben Slavic's newest book: The Big CI Book - A Step by Step Survival Guide for Foreign Language Teachers. At 400 pages, it vastly expands on the skills and strategies we currently have available to us in TPRS/CI instruction.

Ben says, "This is my best book. It puts all my thoughts and knowledge about teaching using comprehensible input into one place. I just wish I had it with me when I first started my career as a language teacher.

The book describes in detail twenty-seven strategies, many of which are new, as well as fifteen skills. This vastly expanded and new material will greatly help teachers because of the level of detail presented in the discussion of those strategies and skills."

A note to department heads:

Hard copies of The Big CI Book are needed in growing CI departments. If it’s an electronic copy your team members can say in those meetings that they read it but didn’t. If it’s in front of them at a meeting they need to have read the material to be accountable to you. Thus the group can together progress toward the eventual goal of a unified and clearly defined CI department sharing the same vision.

So, purchase hard copies of The Big CI Book IF you want to discuss, practice and adopt some of the 27 CI STRATEGIES that are at the core of this book. Those strategies are new and vibrant and alive, especially Strategy #22, vPQA, a hybrid new form of PQA that I consider the biggest breakthrough in comprehension based instruction since jGR/ISR.

The strategies and skills offered in The Big CI Book will provide your team with a concrete way to move to a unified CI practice within your building. Most importantly, they offer you ideas to talk about at meetings that might actually make their way into your department’s classrooms.