This practical TPR handbook offers a complete overview of all the different activities you can create using Total Physical Response in your language classes, both at beginners' level as with more advanced students. The titel of the book summarizes it nicely: TPR is not just a large chain of commands. On the contrary: the many types of activities that are described in this book provide the teacher with numerous options to bring variety in the curriculum and to differentiate between students of different levels.
Starting from four basic TPR activities, the book offers a wide range of variations for working with verbs, idioms and grammatical structures. Solutions are given for several typical beginner's problems with the application of TPR, and many practical tips and tricks are found throughout the book. Step-by-step lesson plans, follow-up activities and written exercises are also provided.
TPR focuses on a natural way of language acquisition, and on developing a fluent understanding and use of the target language in connected discourse.
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