The following is a general description of a 1-day, 2-day or 3-day TPRS workshop.

Day One

➼ Learn a Target Language

– Learn to understand, speak, read, and write the Target Language

– Experience TPRS and a host of TCI strategies firsthand, from the vantage point of a STUDENT

– Experience the pacing, techniques, and questioning that make TPR Storytelling® so effective

– Reflect on your learning experience

– Analyze your experience from a teacher’s perspective


➼ The Three Steps of TPR Storytelling®

– Experience the three steps as a student

– Dissect the process from the teacher’s perspective

– Determine activities that enhance each step


➼ Second Language Acquisition Theory

– Understand the difference between acquisition and learning

– Learn why acquisition trumps learning

– Find out which teaching practices enhance acquisition

– Discover when, how, and why to teach grammar for the best results


➼ Scaffolded Questions

– Learn how to make 12 questions from one statement through “Circling”

– Partner Practice “circling”

– Make a circling script for your own needs

Day Two

➼ Hands-on Practice

– Scaffolded questions (circling) in a variety of situations, for different levels

– Creating personalized questions that are engaging and highly comprehensible

– Combine PQA and circling

– Adding details to maintain engagement


➼ Using Reading to Enhance Acquisition

– How to implement guided reading

– How Brains naturally link meaning & decode

– Teaching techniques, discussion techniques

– Why linking meaning is necessary

– Reading improves vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and composition

Day Three

➼ Make Grammar Meaningful

– How to teach grammar so that all students can improve their accuracy

– The REAL ‘natural order of acquisition’

– How to test grammar

– Why a grammar syllabus fails students

– Effectively intersperse grammar lessons in reading and stories


➼ From PQA to Stories

– How to transition from PQA to building a story

– Getting-started strategies for creating successful story

– How to create a story outline

– How to ask a “set” story

Other Training Topics

➼ Classroom management

– The importance of student-teacher relationship

– How to teach so that “discipline” is not necessary.

– Use of eye contact, personalization, and proximity

– The barometer, the super-star and the “sparkler”


➼ Brains Crave Novelty

– The “art” of circling

– Powerful strategies for camouflaging repetition

– Thinking on Your Feet: allowing spontaneity in the language classroom

– Novel ways to use music to enhance acquisition

– Simple ways to provide unique forms of CI

– How teaching to the standards helps you provide the NOVELTY brains crave

– Using a variety of sources for stories and readings


➼ Strategies for Young Language Learners

– How to organize lessons

– How to modify pacing

– Strategies for pop-up comprehension checks

– Classroom management

– How to modify the story-asking process for young learners


➼ Homework

– Ideas for homework

– How to use homework to enhance learning

– How to assign homework that does not exhaust the teacher

– How homework can help you teach better


➼ Assessment

– How assessing helps you teach better

– How to create quizzes, tests, and exams

– How to grade writing assignments and essays

– What a proficiency assessment is


➼ Teaching Upper Levels

– How to modify CI-based strategies for upper levels

– The need for repetition– even at upper levels

– Level-appropriate strategies for providing repetition

– How to elicit higher-order thinking at upper levels

– Reading strategies that prep students for authentic texts

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