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The Comprehensible Input Umbrella

The Comprehensible Input Umbrella

Aren’t TPRS and CI the same thing? is a constant question I hear world language teachers asking. The answer is No! Logically, the next question I hear is How are they different then?

Best of 2016: #2 1st Week of Spanish Class Using CI  Some of my most popular posts of all time revolve around what to do during the first w...

Best of 2016: #2 1st Week of Spanish Class Using CI Some of my most popular posts of all time revolve around what to do during the first w...

Foreign Language Comprehensible Input and Proficiency Goals

Foreign Language Comprehensible Input and Proficiency Goals

Teaching Spanish without a textbook: how one teacher threw out the textbook and moved toward a proficiency-based, comprehensible input-driven Spanish classroom.

The Textbook-Free Classroom: How to Create a Proficiency-Based Classroom

Teaching Spanish without a textbook: how one teacher threw out the textbook and moved toward a proficiency-based, comprehensible input-driven Spanish classroom.

A blog featuring activities and resources for teaching Spanish to kids in the elementary school.

A blog featuring activities and resources for teaching Spanish to kids in the elementary school.

I finally feel confident about my plans for the first three weeks of Spanish I! After a year of intense research and reading, I tossed our textbook and formulated a (developing) personal philosophy of teaching Spanish. I define our classroom as “proficiency-based and comprehensible input-driven.” My use of TPRS, IPAs, authentic resources, interactive notebooks, and other tools...Read More »

Spanish I: The First Two Weeks

I finally feel confident about my plans for the first three weeks of Spanish I! After a year of intense research and reading, I tossed our textbook and formulated a (developing) personal philosophy of teaching Spanish. I define our classroom as “proficiency-based and comprehensible input-driven.” My use of TPRS, IPAs, authentic resources, interactive notebooks, and other tools...Read More »

Some great resources for Spanish comprehensible input! | Kristy Placido

Some great resources for Spanish comprehensible input! | Kristy Placido

10 Fábulas for novice-low Spanish learners, that use high-frequency vocabulary and build upon one another. These fables are perfect for when you need some comprehensible input.

Fables

10 Fábulas for novice-low Spanish learners, that use high-frequency vocabulary and build upon one another. These fables are perfect for when you need some comprehensible input.

Teaching Spanish w/ Comprehensible Input: 4 - Part Guided Storytelling Activity - use with shopping or errands unit (focuses on DOPs and preterite, etc.)

Teaching Spanish w/ Comprehensible Input: 4 - Part Guided Storytelling Activity - use with shopping or errands unit (focuses on DOPs and preterite, etc.)

Should you use targeted or non-targeted comprehensible input? If you love using TPR Stories or comprehensible input, have you asked yourself, “Do I plan my lesson around the story or plan the story around the lesson?”  It depends on if you use targeted or non-targeted input. This blog explores the advantages of targeted CI.

Should you use targeted or non-targeted comprehensible input? If you love using TPR Stories or comprehensible input, have you asked yourself, “Do I plan my lesson around the story or plan the story around the lesson?” It depends on if you use targeted or non-targeted input. This blog explores the advantages of targeted CI.