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 [...]

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 [...]

TRADITIONAL SONGS IN SPANISH

By |2023-09-03T14:50:43-06:00August 16th, 2023|

Here is the set list for the gig at Backyard Tap in Loveland. I sang Spanish songs with professional musicians Dave Kaufman and Roy Berliner for an hour, and then folk and light rock songs in English. Great fun! We sang a compilation of traditional songs in Spanish that [...]

DARMOK: The Power of Metaphor & Cultural Stories

By |2024-04-01T17:35:16-06:00March 3rd, 2023|

NOTE: I've been teaching Latin almost exclusively with Roman myths lately - with very positive results. I shared this Darmok activity some time ago. Since this technique is working so well, it bears repeating. Download the updated Darmok classroom activity here. If you love science fiction, like I do, [...]

THE VALUE OF FREE READING

By |2023-01-30T10:17:48-07:00January 30th, 2023|

(This article was originally published in the International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching (IJFLT), Summer, 2005 edition under the title Another Win for Harry Potter: More Evidence of the Value of Free Reading. I'm still learning from this kid.) Here is the article in a pdf format. Have you [...]

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