August 2018

Total Physical Response and Its Classroom Application

This article has been published by Chinese Language Teaching Methodology and Technology, Vol. 1 [2017], Iss. 3, Art. 4 Special thanks to my editor, Huiwen Li, for giving me permission to post it here. Click here to read from the journal. Part I: What Is Total Physical Response? Total Physical Response (TPR) is one of the most powerful tools we can use in a language classroom. It is a comprehension-based strategy and built on the coordination of language and physical movements. In TPR, instructors give commands with body movement to students in a target language, students respond with whole-body actions....

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