APCI stands for Activity Pack Comprehensible Input instruction. It’s the application of CI to worksheets to learn lists of words. That’s what’s happened to the CI movement.
We need a revolution. TPRS has failed, gone off the rails, gone splat.
WE NEED TO STAND UP FOR THE RESEARCH. WE NEED TO REPRESENT THE RESEARCH IN OUR CI INSTRUCTION. We don’t do that anymore, bc we fear the powers that be – from the department chair to the admins to the district office, where in all three areas ignorance about how languages are acquired reigns supreme.
HOW LONG IS THIS CHARADE GOING TO GO ON?
WE ARE AND HAVE BEEN AFRAID TO CHALLENGE IGNORANT PEOPLE WHO STILL THINK THAT THE CURRICULUM IS THE NEXT GRAMMAR CONCEPT OR THE NEXT WORD IN THE LIST (“using CI to teach things from the textbook” – THAT’S APCI).
It makes me crazy. We know the research (I hope so anyways, since this is our PROFESSION) BUT WE DON’T IMPLEMENT IT. WTF? HOW LONG IS THIS GOING TO CONTINUE?
WE NEED TO OVERTHROW THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE ESTABLISHMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. IT’S KILLING STUDENTS’ BELIEF IN THEMSELVES AS LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND IT’S ALSO KILLING TEACHERS, FROM STRESS.