Researching TPR

Research for TPR Storytelling
by Dr. James J. Asher

“A class of 30 middle school students who experienced TPR Storytelling (TPRS) were compared with a class of 30 students in a traditional Audio-Lingual Method (ALM) class. Both classes were exposed to the same set of vocabulary. Then both classes listened to a story none of the students had heard before, but the story contained familiar vocabulary.”