Jim, in a different comment than the one mentioned above, posted the following blockbuster comment here yesterday morning:
…after about 3 weeks of [spending class time occasionally doing grammar], I got the impression from them that it was not helping them. My brightest student said to me “I can’t write and speak as fluently because I’m starting to think about how to say things exactly correctly… it’s slowing me down”….
Here we see a four percenter clearly stating that grammar instruction doesn’t work for him, because he experienced compelling comprehensible input delivered by Jim first.
The Problem with CI
Jeffrey Sachs was asked what the difference between people in Norway and in the U.S. was. He responded that people in Norway are happy and
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Joe Neilson found the same thing when his kids did AP Spanish. That is one of the reasons he did not enjoy teaching AP. He was actually causing his students to become LESS fluent.