Targetless Instruction – 22

We were talking about how TPRS lesson plans and target structures squeeze the life out of stories, creating in new teaches think that TPRS is hard to do and formulaic and they need to learn the formula. This is an investment in boredom. I say that learning how to teach in this way couldn’t be any simpler.

Go for it. Don’t get on the boredom train. Learn to teach using your intuition in TPRS even if you are new to this work. I know that it is possible because I have seen it done. Wade Blevins is just one example, for those who saw him teaching Cherokee with grace and elegance at iFLT last summer in MN.

So many people these days make teaching this way so complicated! Anything is possible as long as what we do is not based in fear and in a need to control everything around us. Life is a surprise and each new day and each new class is different, after all!

(t0 be continued)




1 thought on “Targetless Instruction – 22”

  1. It seems to me that as long as we are focusing on caring for our students and ourselves, and trying to communicate simply in the target language (as well as making room for creativity, humor, and genuine connection) then we are moving in the right direction.

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