A Step By Step Guide For Foreign Language Teachers
The Big CI Book is the best selling book of all time at Teacher’s Discovery. At 400 pages, it vastly expands on the skills and strategies available to comprehensible input teachers before its publication.
Ben says, “This book puts all my thoughts and knowledge about teaching using comprehensible input into one place. I just wish I had it with me when I first started my career as a language teacher.”
The book describes in detail twenty-seven strategies, many of which are new, as well as fifteen skills. It’s heavy on classroom management strategies. This vastly expanded and new material greatly helps teachers because of the level of detail presented in the discussion of those strategies and skills.”
A note to department heads:
Hard copies of The Big CI Book are needed in growing CI departments. If it’s an electronic copy your team members can say in those meetings that they read it but didn’t. If it’s in front of them at a meeting they need to have read the material to be accountable to you. Thus, the group can together progress toward the eventual goal of a unified and clearly defined CI department sharing the same vision.
The strategies and skills offered in The Big CI Book will provide your team with a concrete way to move to a unified CI practice within your building. It’s useful for online instruction during COVID, but be aware that the best books for that are the new Ultimate CI Books 1 and 2, along with the Zoom trainings that support them.