About Teaching Comprehensibly

Hi everyone! Welcome to Teaching Comprehensibly! Teaching Comprehensibly is a knowledge base for language teachers who desire to learn more about TPRS and teaching with comprehensible input (TCI).

Goal of Website

The goal of this website is organization, both personally and for the language teaching community as a whole. On a personal level, I have followed many blogs over the last several years, and I am a self-proclaimed digital hoarder. Therefore, Teaching Comprehensibly is primarily a way for me organize what I have learned about teaching with comprehensible input. However, on a greater level, I also hope that this website may offer some organization to the ever-expanding world of CI teaching by bringing together voices of multiple opinions in a way that is user-friendly for teachers who exploring comprehensible input for the first time.

Disclaimer

I am the creator of very few of the ideas on this website. I have learned most of what I know from excellent teachers like Martina Bex, Terry Waltz, Chris Stolz, Cynthia Hitz, Mike Peto, Keith Toda, Blaine Ray, Michele Whaley, and countless others. Throughout the website I have attempted to give credit where credit is due. However, if you believe that I haven’t cited someone properly, please let me know and I will take care of it.

Also, while I have studied and experimented with CI-based teaching for the last several years, I am by no means an expert CI teacher. Therefore, if you believe that I misrepresent some part of TPRS or TCI, please let me know. While I have tried my hardest to provide clear, helpful, and accurate information that is fair to the different factions of TCI, I have much to learn, and I am open to criticism that you may have. Thank you very much for reading!