Author(s): Karen Lichtman
This module introduces Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS), an input-based language teaching method. TPRS provides a framework for teaching classes completely in the target language-even those at the beginner level. Through the steps of establishing meaning, creating a story that is acted out live in class, and reading, students understand and use the target language to communicate right away. Research shows that over time TPRS creates fluent speakers who excel both on traditional tests and-more importantly-in real-life situations. This is a valuable resource on TPRS for world language teachers, language teacher educators, and second language researchers.