There is one point that we haven’t really made much here. It is a huge point about how what we do is completely at odds with how schools function. For the reason of how they function, schools are perhaps one of the very last places where comprehensible input can work, at least the way schools are set up right now.
Robert addressed this topic this morning in a comment here:
…yes, language is complex, and that complexity means that the conscious mind cannot process all of it; the unconscious mind must do the heavy lifting, so the complexity and difficulty are masked from out students. But the milieu of the school requires that students feel the difficulty, so our method is at odds with an entire culture….