Education K-12 M.A.

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First Advisor

Bergeland, Dr. John


This review of the literature summarizes findings on the world language teaching methods of Comprehensible Input. The review addresses the efficacy of multiple methods within Comprehensible Input when compared with previous, more traditional methods (that is, methods which rely more heavily on explicit grammar and vocabulary instruction and drills). The main methods discussed are Total Physical Response, Total Physical Response Storytelling, and the use of technology, reading, and modified input in the Comprehensible Input classroom. The concluding analysis of the research presented here strongly stands in support of Comprehensible Input as an effective teaching method. It yields equivalent or improved comprehension results as compared to other world language teaching methods.

Degree Name

Education K-12 M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

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