Joan Christopherson, How to successfully organize a TPR classroom
At my high school, we were disappointed that only 30 percent of the students enrolled in either Spanish or French, -- and then student interest faded after one or two years. We were determined to transform our foreign language offering into an award-winning program, but how to do it?
Well, after many years of trial and error, my colleagues and I discovered Dr. James J. Asher’s TPR --and we developed some very simple TPR strategies that worked beautifully.
Here is how it all turned out:
The demand for foreign languages exploded so much that our school added Russian, Italian, German and Japanese. A remarkable turnaround for any school.