Teaching M.A.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Tahtinen-Pacheco, Sarah


The purpose of this thesis was threefold. First, it examined what research concludes concerning the best ways to use the Comprehensive Input (CI) methodology to teach grammar, vocabulary, literacy, and culture. Second, it explored and evaluated the five benefits to teaching with CI (increases vocabulary retention, increases cultural understanding, increases motivation, personalizes learning and uses multiple modalities). Finally, this thesis assesses what research has concluded to be the drawbacks of CI (lack of substantial sample size in research, lack of resources, misconceptions associated towards CI, and inconsistent data within CI research). In alignment with research, this thesis concludes that providing multiple CI avenues to process and recall the target language drastically and positively affects second language acquisition.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis