About Ben Slavic

Ben Slavic

Ben Slavic is a CI language instructor who feels that the CI community has strayed from the pure research in recent years. As a CI purist, he wants to help language teachers align their instruction fully with the research and with the ACTFL Communication Standard. Ben believes that doing this will make the process of teaching using comprehensible input in language classrooms a lot easier for both instructors and students.

Ben’s CI goal is to reach and help teachers who are currently breaking away from the old outdated ways of teaching languages. He feels that the language learning process must be made to be fun for students and that the language classroom must be renewed and emptied of pretense and boredom. He feels that languages must invite curiosity and reduce stress in both teacher and students, bringing  authentic acquisition to each and every language student in the classroom and not just the rich.

Ben Slavic

Song of All Nations

How could all of us so badly miss the point about why we teach languages? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCmdhQLtwag  

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The Bulb in the Ground

I got a question: Q. I have a third year student who is a great student.  She reads on an upper intermediate level.  Listening comprehension

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Eight Traps

I am compiling a set of documents that, when finished, will become a book entitled In Defense of CI. Taken almost exclusively from posts from

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