If you are new to TPR, start with a solid understanding by reading my book, Learning Another Language Through Actions and Ramiro Garcia’s Instructor’s Notebook: How to apply TPR for best results. To ensure success, pretest a few lessons before you enter your classroom. Try the lessons out with your children, your friends or your neighbors. In doing this:
(a) you become convinced that TPR actually works,
(b) you build self-confidence in the approach, and
(c) you smooth out your delivery.
After a “silent period” of about three weeks listening to you and following your directions in the target language (without translation), your students will be ready to talk, read and write. This includes students of all ages, including adults.
Our website is loaded with activities that will keep your students excited day after day as they move towards fluency in the target language.
Best wishes for continued success!
James J. Asher, Ph.D.
Originator of the Total Physical Response, known worldwide as TPR