A fascinating conversation with the wonderfully engaging and enthusiastic Ariel Goodbody, teaching expert and presenter of the Easy Stories in English podcast.
In this interview, we talk about:
- how Ariel started Easy Stories in English;
- Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS);
- how to teach phrases rather than grammar;
- how TPRS has a lot in common with Dogme and lexical learning;
- how the word for “school” was the same word as “game,” and how this should inform our teaching;
- why storytelling is beneficial to learning;
- how to use stories to help business English students;
- two tips for English teachers.
If you’re interested in new and interesting ways of developing your teaching, then this is definitely the interview for you!
Listen on iTunes / Spotify / Acast / Stitcher / SoundCloud
Resources from the podcast:
Ariel’s podcast, Easy Stories in English
Stephen Krashen’s website
Beniko Mason’s website
An introduction to CI (video)
Krashen on the power of reading (video)
A manual on TPRS
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