Compelling Input

THE HOBBIT IN LATIN

By |2024-05-10T20:39:12-06:00May 8th, 2024|

Talk about compelling reading! As you may know, I have begun to learn and teach Latin at the request of my grown daughter. And I am learning it the way I advise world language teachers to teach: with comprehensible input. I have been reading books in Latin that are [...]

WHAT’S WORKING

By |2024-05-01T19:07:57-06:00March 30th, 2024|

THIS IS ABOUT LATIN CLASS BUT THE ACTIVITIES AND IDEAS APPLY TO ALL WORLD LANGUAGES Last year my daughter started a classical school in Denver and asked me to teach Latin. I didn't know Latin, but I took up the challenge and decided to learn and teach it the [...]

FRUSTRATIONS WITH COMPREHENSIBLE INPUT

By |2024-01-31T18:17:54-07:00January 31st, 2024|

David, a successful veteran teacher relatively new to teaching with C.I. writes: Bryce,  I am frustrated by the fact that I enter every semester with the good intentions of doing CI.  I start, and then I get frustrated as I don't see the results and don't feel skilled enough [...]

Celebrate and Explain Cinco de Mayo

By |2023-05-01T17:37:53-06:00May 1st, 2023|

SONGS FOR CINCO DE MAYO This is a set of 11 traditional Mexican songs—lasting favorites that will not go out of style in 2 weeks. The songs are in Spanish, with English translations and colorful graphics, and there are historical and cultural notes in English for each song. You [...]

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