Teaching a foreign language can be challenging, especially if you’re teaching it to non-native speakers. Students may not apply what they’ve learned outside the classroom, causing them to forget words and phrases when they return to the classroom. Other students may feel forced to learn the language and may not participate enthusiastically during the lesson.
As a foreign language teacher, how do you make sure students participate and remember essential language skills? Learning TPRS® might be the solution for you. This method has long been taught in teacher language training sessions and has helped teachers improve language retention among their students.
Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS®) is a teaching method that uses storytelling to teach a foreign language. By telling stories, teachers focus less on grammar and correction and more on vocabulary words and phrases through repetition.
This method of teaching was developed in the 1990s by Blaine Ray, a Spanish teacher in California. Ray borrowed techniques from a teaching method called Total Physical Response, which posits that foreign language students learn the same way babies absorb their first languages. Students need to hear the words as often as they can in different, exciting ways to engage their long-term memories.
TPRS® solves a language teacher’s common challenges in the classroom and offers a lot of benefits to students, including:
TPRS® can be broken down into three basic steps:
Engage your students in learning to read, write, and speak a new language through TPRS®. At TPRS Books, we give you the resources to make teaching a language practical, easy, and fun.
We create interactive books and novels that appeal to different audiences and that emphasize commonly used words and phrases in a foreign language. We also hold conferences and workshops so you can learn strategies that strengthen your teaching.
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