Hint: It's not a fad, it's not a method, and it's not going away in the world of language teaching and learning. Every world language teacher uses Comprehensible Input - it just depends on whether they use it intentionally. Comprehensible Input in very simple terms is any … [Read more...] about What is Comprehensible Input?
Proficiency & Comprehensible Input
Spanish teachers interested in using comprehensible input in my department often ask me for advice on where to start. After telling them to focus on input in class, my response is always "Start a Spanish classroom library." Creating a proficiency reading program in world … [Read more...] about How I Started A Spanish Classroom Library for Free
(That Will Save Your End-of-Year-Sanity) At the end of the year in your middle school or high school French class, it seems like everything is working against you: the clock, the calendar, the kids, your sanity...you name it. There's so little time to review all the … [Read more...] about Five Fun French Speaking Activities to Review for Finals
At final exam time in Spanish class, it seems like everything is working against you: the clock, the calendar, the kids, your sanity...you name it. There's so little time to review all the vocabulary before your final speaking assessment, let alone the questions or how to answer … [Read more...] about 5 Fun Speaking Activities to Review for Spanish Final Exams that Will Save Your Sanity
What made me decide to ditch my grammar curriculum and teach for communication using proficiency and CI methods I've taught French and Spanish in a title 1 high school for almost four years. I teach in a department of 12 strong, with 4 languages and 3,000 students served … [Read more...] about Why I Switched to Teaching with Comprehensible Input