How can TPR help me learn?

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Jonathan RaceInglés
24 de enero de 2018
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TPR stands for Total Physical Response. It is a teaching method designed to help retain knowledge better by incorporating physical movements while learning.

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/total-physical-response-tpr

It is mainly used with young students as it not only helps them learn but can be more fun for them (jumping and dancing around is a lot more fun as a child than sat down staring at a book).

In fact, this is where I originally started using this method, while teaching younger students. However.. I've started using it again.. on myself!

During my studies of learning Japanese using Anki (a Spaced Repetition piece of software), I noticed my accuracy wasn't great... and dropping! Yes, some of this was down to tiredness and fatigue but... I decided to try and get past that by using TPR.

The results improved quite quickly. I went from 45% accuracy to around 60% accuracy after just a few sessions. Not only was TPR getting me active (waking me up a bit and reducing stress from sitting in front of a screen) but the actions were definitely helping me recall certain words. Instead of trying to reach into my brain to pull the information out I was instinctively doing the actions and the words would appear (as if by magic!)

This method isn't for everyone, if you already have a firm grasp of the language (like a lot of my students) then you'll find it's easier to make things "stick". But... if you are just starting out, either in English or another language then try this method out. Get moving around and having fun with it. It's helped me out and I will continue to use this, until it stops providing benefit :)
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Hello, my name is Jonathan, nice to meet you! I can help you with:- - Pronunciation - Conversation skills - Listening - Grammar - Exam preparation (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, OET, CAE etc) I am a (native) English speaker living in Nottingham (U.K) I have 2.5+ years experience teaching adults & children (online and classroom) & am TEFL certified. I have experience teaching beginners, intermediate and advanced English students so I can help at any skill level. Each lesson is tailored specifically to each student so let me know your goals when messaging and we can find the best path for you. As well as teaching, I am studying Mandarin & Japanese for personal enjoyment. Studying other languages also helps me understand the mindset of a student. So if you are a speaker of those languages then... 你好 & よろしくお願いします!
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Inglés
globe
Reino Unido
time
187
Inglés
Nativo
,
Japonés
A2
,
Chino mandarín
A1
Hello, my name is Jonathan, nice to meet you! I can help you with:- - Pronunciation - Conversation skills - Listening - Grammar - Exam preparation (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, OET, CAE etc) I am a (native) English speaker living in Nottingham (U.K) I have 2.5+ years experience teaching adults & children (online and classroom) & am TEFL certified. I have experience teaching beginners, intermediate and advanced English students so I can help at any skill level. Each lesson is tailored specifically to each student so let me know your goals when messaging and we can find the best path for you. As well as teaching, I am studying Mandarin & Japanese for personal enjoyment. Studying other languages also helps me understand the mindset of a student. So if you are a speaker of those languages then... 你好 & よろしくお願いします!

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