Todd & A Series On CI (Part 16) – Overcoming The Obstacles To Making Input Comprehensible

Nope. Not when you’re trying to stay in the target language. Instead, #TL90plus foreign language teachers try something like this to help students find meaning in a piece of incomprehensible L2: Instead of *PAIRING incomprehensible L2 with comprehensible L1, teachers try to *PAIR it with … Continue reading

Todd & A Series On CI (Part 15) – Obstacles To Making Input Comprehensible In A Foreign Language Classroom

It happens to all of us: The kids don’t try. Students are always saying, “Teacher, I don’t get it. I don’t know what that means!” The kids don’t pay attention. We work so hard to prepare a high-quality lesson and it … Continue reading

Todd & A Series On CI (Part 8) – Forms Of Input: Incidental Situational Input

A KID SNEEZES and you say, “Bless you,” in the target language. THE PHONE RINGS and you say, “Telephone!” in the target language. IT STARTS TO SNOW OUTSIDE and you point and say, “Look class!  It’s snowing!” in the target language. TWO FRIENDS START … Continue reading