Grammar

When Dale and I presented to our district on TPRS a few weeks ago, neither of us thought to bring up the point that, when we do TPRS, we are doing grammar and lots of it. We’re just not doing it straight out of book. Call it embedded grammar or whatever, but TPRS kids get tons of grammar every day. All we talked about was CI (Dale showed a Krashen video).

The mistake was to not make it clear to these teachers, many of whom were new to the profession, that TPRS does in fact include grammar. I am suggesting that TPRS presenters should try to make it clear, when they present to teachers whose primary professional experience has been based largely on the concept of teaching grammar, that grammar is structure and when we speak the language properly to our students, we are teaching grammar. Grammar and TPRS are one and the same. 

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