Below is a video link to a Story Listening example (in German) by Kathryn Shectman. It’s a very simple story with lots of repetitions. Notice how she brings her pacing and vocabulary content completely down to the level of her
Regarding distribution of instructional minutes in Story Listening (SL), I asked in a 2016 phone call with Dr. Beniko Mason, the originator of Story Listening, if she thought that Story Listening and the Invisibles would make a could combination CI
There is one specific activity that I suggest we throw in from time to time as a break from the Invisibles. It is another way to teach using comprehensible input that is tried, tested and proven to work, and a
SL post from 2016:
Kathrin explains Beniko's Story Listening in an elegant and simple way. The link is a must-see. In it we see great pacing, nice and slow. We see Kathrin just teaching language using language with the goal that
A teacher wrote and expressed fear that with Story Listening we might go from too much transparency (TPRS) to confusing the kids (SL).
My position is that any confusion that the kids might experience in a Story Listening classroom would be
I consider what Bryan wrote below to be of immense importance. Why? Because real language teaching is about some noise, and not making language instruction as transparent as we all have insisted on over the years. We really lost our way over