Immersion

TOO OFTEN, IMMERSION DOESN’T WORK THE WAY WE WANT

By |2020-08-25T17:56:23-06:00August 20th, 2020|

Teaching with comprehensible input (98%) with occasional translation makes sense because students don’t acquire language from incomprehensible input. Many world language instructors are attracted to input-based teaching. They get that students cannot acquire language unless they hear it. So far, so good. That makes sense. So, they try to [...]

IMMERSION DOESN’T WORK, Speak by Laurie Anderson

By |2020-08-20T15:10:23-06:00October 26th, 2014|

Teaching with comprehensible input and occasional translation makes sense because students don’t acquire language from incomprehensible input. Many foreign language instructors are attracted to input-based teaching. They get that students cannot acquire unless they hear the language. So they try to provide experiences in class that are similar to [...]

INCOMPREHENSIBLE INPUT

By |2018-07-28T22:34:01-06:00November 14th, 2011|

Teaching with comprehensible input (CI) makes sense because students just don’t learn as much from incomprehensible input.  Children learning their native language are admittedly exposed to some incomprehensible input, but they have thousands of hours to help them learn how to figure it out.  They have hundreds of real-life experiences a [...]

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