TPRS Unit 1

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Read and View - Read the required sections of text for this unit and watch the following videos, then complete the activities listed below.



Chapters 1-3 of Fluency Through TPR Storytelling

In chapters 1-3 of Fluency Through TPR Storytelling, we are introduced to what TPRS and CI actually are and why this method of teaching was actually created. Research states that "we aquire language in only one way, when we understand messages." (Krashen, 1997:3) The concept behind TPRS is creating an atmosphere within our classroom where constant input leads to comprehension.


The Easiest Way to Learn a Language

In this video, we see an instuctor implmenting the same TPRS activitie and concepts with both children and adolescent students. We are able to see how engaging and interesting these activities can be at any age.

Language Acquisition with TPRS

TPRS Demo - Cierra la Puerta

In this video, Martina Bex (a TPRS legend in my opinion) demonstrates how to use TPRS and storytelling with one of her scripted stories, Cierra la Puerta.


1. Respond to the question posted in our discussion forum in regards to the material presented. Read and respond to other posts contributed by fellow classmates.!forum/tprsci-mini-course

2. Post an entry in your course blog about your personal experiences with TPRS/CI, what you took from the videos and readings from unit 1, and any questions or concerns that you may have about TPRS/CI.

  • Create an ongoing goggle document to be viewed as your blog for this course. Within each unit, you will submit a personal response to the material presented. Entries will be read and commented on as you proceed with the course.