Total Physical Respose

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Total Physical Respose

  1. 1. Total Physical Response Hodra Capote Gómez Seccion: 002
  2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Theory of Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Myths </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages & Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Total Physical Response is a language learning method based on the coordination of speech and action. It was developed by James Asher, a professor of psychology at San Jose State University, California. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Theory of learning </li></ul><ul><li>There are three principles he elaborates; </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the spoken language should develop before speaking the language. </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding should evolve through the movement of the student’s body. </li></ul><ul><li>Students should not be forced to speak. The student will produce sounds spontaneously . </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching oral proficiency at a beginning level. </li></ul><ul><li>Using comprehension as a means to speaking. </li></ul><ul><li>Using action-based drills in the imperative form. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Myths </li></ul><ul><li>T.P.R. will only work for children.  </li></ul><ul><li>T.P.R. is limited to the imperative.  </li></ul><ul><li>T.P.R. is limited to beginning students.  </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>It is totally flexible. For example, the teacher takes little steps to make learners pace. </li></ul><ul><li>It is relaxing for students and students learn at their own pace. </li></ul><ul><li>There is rapid understanding and long-term retention of new language. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Learners may not have enough vocabulary to understand the program. </li></ul><ul><li>Learners may feel insecure when they are in class with students in the traditional classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>TPR may be depressing for students if the teacher is not familiar with the program. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>The Pointing Game. </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying Emotions. </li></ul><ul><li>Working with Shapes. </li></ul><ul><li>Following Recipes. </li></ul><ul><li>Etc… </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>

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