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Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Hello again! we can share with you some contents related to the TPR (Total Physical Response).

What is TPR?

TPR is a method of teaching language using physical movement to react to verbal input in order to reduce student inhibitions and lower their affective filter.
  • Total Physical Response(TPR) is due to James Asher.
  • TPR is an example of Comprehension Approach.
  • The emphasis is given to listening comprehension.
  • Children listen and respond with actions.
  • Speaking is a natural product of listening.
  • Game like movements reduce stress.
  •  Language chunks are practice rather than single items.
  • No grammar explanation is given.
  • Listen before speaking. 
TPR is not: Simon says, gesture based songs, simply using commands to practice English.

You can watch this video to learn more about TPR.

Now, we attach a scheme about Language teaching TPR Principles:


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