In The Power of Reading, Insights From The Research, Stephen Krashen mentions the importance of flow in reading (p. 29). Why shouldn’t this same concept be a key part of our focus as we learn to get better and better at delivering listening input to our students in the form of PQA and stories?
Water runs down mountains and not up them. In the same way, simplicity and flow must reign in any part of a TPRS/CI class. The water must flow downhill in a natural way. Things must emerge naturally. Language must emerge naturally. The student must be unaware that she is learning.