We Changed Our Name!

Visit our NEW CIPeek blog to read this post and/or watch a video message from Carol Gaab. If there is one thing we’ve learned over the past decade, it’s that there is more than one path to proficiency and promoting a single method–whether intentional or as a byproduct of one’s name– implies that the SLA…

Personalization tips and tricks by Kristy Placido

Personalization is an important part of a CI (comprehensible input) class. Students thrive on hearing about themselves, talking about themselves, and feeling like others care about them (especially if others genuinely DO care about them!). Personalization can also be one of the hardest aspects that a new (or experienced) CI teacher contends with in class. I…

#ACTFL16: Calling all CI/TPRS sessions!

Are you presenting a “CI friendly” session at ACTFL this year? Please let us know if you would like your session to be included in our list of recommended sessions! Simply email TPRS Publishing info@tprstorytelling.com, and let us know: Title of your session Date and time of session Name(s) of presenter(s) Description of session Stay…

Five Working (but out-of-date) Hypotheses by Carol Gaab

Recently, a teacher posted the Five Working Hypotheses by Alice Omaggio-Hadley on one of the ACTFL listservs. (Omaggio, 1986, pp. 44-53; and Omaggio-Hadley, 2001, pp. 89-105) The teacher posted: Alice Omaggio-Hadley familiarizes us with “five working hypotheses, which have been the building blocks of proficiency-oriented language curricula for nearly two decades. Another teacher swiftly replied,…

Trending toward deskless by Kristy Placido

My school year begins TODAY! My students will be noticing something new…I’m deskless! Yes, I’ve done it! I got rid of MY large unnecessary crap-storage unit  metal teacher desk, and I’ve moved all tables to the back and sides of the room. A trend that has been gaining momentum in the TPRS/TCI community for a…