How and Why to TCI: Teaching with Comprehensible Input
The Big CI Book: over 300 pages of clear, concise instruction on the delivery of CI, from accomplished TPRS teacher and teacher-trainer Ben Slavic.
The Big CI Book contains...
Fourteen Skills that form the foundation of TPRS/CI, including how to circle, the speed at which to move, how to clarify, and how to read students and know if the input is really getting in.
Twenty-seven Strategies to keep your channels of delivery varied and satisfy students' cravings for novelty.
Eight Classroom Management Tools for establishing the environment TPRS/CI must have in order to work—teach kids how to participate, nip resistance in the bud, and make your classroom a community where everyone truly feels safe and valued.
Three Assessment Tools that keep kids accountable and produce fair grades with minimal time invested.
Four Bail Out Moves that you can "jump" to any time an activity goes off the rails... sometimes it even happens to the experts!
Appendix of Resources for the TPRS/CI teacher to help explain or defend the approach to administrators/parents/colleagues, to define what "rigor" really means, and more.
Note: All techniques/resources are intended for any world language teacher and are not specific to a particular language. The language used in examples varies but is most often French or Spanish. Examples provided are easily understood without fluency in French or Spanish.
©2015. English. 305 pages.
Book Download: PDF. Adobe® Reader® required to view PDF.
Print Book: Spiral-bound. 8.5 x 11 inches.
About the Author
Ben Slavic is a nationally recognized TPRS expert. His simple message is that people learn languages with joy first and analysis second, and not the other way around.
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