In this new untargeted work, we must keep front and center in our consciousness that we still must absolutely shelter vocabulary and unshelter grammar. This TPRS mantra has been true for decades, though it is often ignored by practitioners, coaches
This past year, in working with the untargeted storytelling approach with the Invisibles, in giving up the idea that I needed to start my stories with the classic TPRS list of three target structures, I found more happiness and ease
There are at least two words in French that mean "suddenly":
I would assume that this might be true in other languages. Here is an idea that Sabrina shares with us to teach those words, and it is a good one that others
The new direction of this blog isn't just away from boring SLA theory and the discussion of research. Its also away from its long held focus on using comprehensible input in the classroom. There is a bigger goal, one
The cultures of the language we teach are so rich! When by teaching in the old way we convey to our students the message that they can't learn the culture's language, we effectively distance the culture from the child for life.
This is a beefed up repost of an article from last week. It got mixed in with a lot of other posts and may have been overlooked originally (the queue is jammed again).
In my opinion this Invisibles idea is the
The focus this year on simplifying our instruction with the intent of making our mental health the key thing in our jobs is paying off, if any of the emails I am having with some of the PLC members are