February 5, 2020
Modern Languages and Literatures’ April Johns and Whitney Chappell attended a two-day intensive workshop with Craig Sheehy on Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS), sponsored by St. Mary’s University. The TPRS approach provides repetitive, interesting, comprehensible and high-frequency input to language learners through interactive books and oral stories.
TPRS was created by Blaine Ray, a Spanish teacher, in the late 1980s. This method of teaching largely focuses on story comprehension, most often, TPRS creates a story where the language learner has a role of input in crafting the story. Due to this level of interaction and engagement, TPRS helps keep the learner actively engaged in their language learning experience.
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