The Big CI Book
A Step By Step Guide For Foreign Language
This is to announce the publication of Ben
Slavic's newest book: The Big CI Book - A Step by Step Survival
Guide for Foreign Language Teachers. At 400 pages, it vastly expands
on the skills and strategies we currently have available to us in
Ben says, "This is my best book. It puts all my thoughts and
knowledge about teaching using comprehensible input into one place.
I just wish I had it with me when I first started my career as a
The book describes in detail twenty-seven
strategies, many of which are new, as well as fifteen skills. This
vastly expanded and new material will greatly help teachers because
of the level of detail presented in the discussion of those
strategies and skills."
A note to department heads:
Hard copies of The Big CI Book are needed in growing CI departments.
If it’s an electronic copy your team members can say in those
meetings that they read it but didn’t. If it’s in front of them at a
meeting they need to have read the material to be accountable to
you. Thus the group can together progress toward the eventual goal
of a unified and clearly defined CI department sharing the same
So, purchase hard copies of The Big CI Book IF you want to discuss,
practice and adopt some of the 27 CI STRATEGIES that are at the core
of this book. Those strategies are new and vibrant and alive,
especially Strategy #22, vPQA, a hybrid new form of PQA that I
consider the biggest breakthrough in comprehension based instruction
The strategies and skills offered in The Big CI Book will provide
your team with a concrete way to move to a unified CI practice
within your building. Most importantly, they offer you ideas to talk
about at meetings that might actually make their way into your
eBook Version - $49.95
After your purchase you will be able to
download the PDF version of the book.
Table of Contents
Click the link below to read the first 15
table of contents.
table of contents - click here!
"The Big CI Book is quite an accomplishment. I've just finished
reading it and wishing I was a young teacher just starting out with
this treasure under my arm.
Rich With Insight...
"I find myself hunkered down with your Big CI Book, at all times of
the day/night, mining for gems of expertise and connecting and
further processing so many of the pieces I picked up at iFLT, but
couldn’t yet fully appreciate/understand.
Your book is very rich with insight, the likes of which one is hard
pressed to keep to oneself. I read, note, process, then, almost
immediately, text my colleagues with my latest discoveries.
Thank you for furnishing us novices with such a fantastic resource!
I can’t wait to put these practices in play!
"Your books are so good, reaffirming, practical and inspiring."