There’s comprehensible input, and then there’s….comprehensible input.

My first day of teaching in a public school, I planned the coolest lesson ever. Having committed to teaching 100% in the target language, my objective for the first class was to show my students that YES—they can understand me when I speak in Spanish, even when they don’t yet speak any! I wanted them…

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MovieTalk + TPRS® = Magic

MovieTalk has quickly become a favorite strategy for providing comprehensible input to language learners since Michele Whaley brought it to the TCI world in 2012. Developed by Dr. Ashley Hastings as the listening module for the Focal Skills ESL program, MovieTalk is an incredibly effective activity because it provides loads of comprehensible input to students. I just…

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How can I use news stories in class?

Discussing current events in your language classes can be an incredibly valuable part of your curriculum. Since 2016, The Comprehensible Classroom has been publishing bi-weekly news summaries of current events from the Spanish speaking world, written so that your Spanish students can understand them. How to use current events in class If you have a…

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