about the workshops
What is TPRS?
TPRS® is a method of second-language teaching that uses highly-interactive stories to provide comprehensible input and create an immersion-like environment. TPRS® maximizes the input in the classroom by making the input comprehensible, repetitive and interesting.
What is Comprehensible Input?
Comprehensible Input is most famously discussed through the many works of Dr. Stephen Krashen. “The Comprehension Hypothesis says that we acquire language when understand messages, oral and written. When we develop linguistic competence in this way, our goal is usually not to acquire language but to understand the message. The development of the language competence is a by-product.”
Introduction to R.I.C.H. Input and TPRS demonstration (Classroom Management and Brain Breaks)
Communication Skills for providing Comprehensible Input (Circling and Triangling)
Variety in TPRS (PQA, MovieTalk and PictureTalk)
Reading and Discussing (short stories and readers)
Small Group and large group practices