Monday, September 09, 2013

Working with New Learners of English Using Total Physical Response

Monday, September 9, 2013

Total Physical Response – a technique for teaching learners language using action -- was the idea of James Asher in the 1960’s.  The concept – that we learn language from listening and doing – is as fresh as ever.  It’s such a positive and successful activity for newcomers and, with the addition of written scripts, can also develop the listening, speaking, reading and writing of learners at all levels. 

Here are the basic steps and some examples.  Create your own!

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