Total Physical ResponseOther methods = students speaking the targetlanguage since the first day1960 and on – How about understanding first, andthen, producing???This is exactly the acquisition process of our nativelanguage.
Total Physical Response1. Natural Approach3. Self-instructional program or The Learnables5. Lexical Approach7. TOTAL PHYSICAL RESPONSE
Total Physical Response According to James Asher, following directions given by theinstructor of the target language is the fastest and least stressful way of having an understanding of it.
Total Physical ResponseTeacher’s role = give commandsStudent’s role at first = answer the commandsthrough an action.
Total Physical ResponseAction sequence example“Take out a pen.Take out a piece of paper.Write a letter (imaginary).Fold the letter.Put it in an envelope.Seal the envelope.Write the address on the envelope.Put a stamp on the envelope.Mail the letter.”
Total Physical ResponseWhy use it?3.The learner enjoys his learning process4.The learner boosts his self-esteem5.TPR reduces their anxiety and stress6.The learner will speak when he is ready7.The learner interacts with both teacher andcolleagues