How can TPR help me learn?

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 :)
January 24, 2018
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Hello, my name is Jonathan, nice to meet you! I specialise in pronunciation and improving spoken English. I will help you reach your goals as quickly and efficiently as possible using a CLT approach. We will use realistic learning materials that are fun and relevant to you personally. We will learn new things and practise your existing English in order to make you feel more confident when speaking English. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- I can improve your: - Pronunciation - Conversation skills - Listening - Grammar I can also prepare you for: - Exams (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, OET, CAE etc) - Job interviews - Starting a new job where Spoken English is needed ---------------------------------------------------------------------- I am a (native) English speaker living in Nottingham (U.K) I have 4 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. I run the website https://englishxp.co.uk/ which has more resources to help supplement our lessons. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- As well as teaching, I am studying Mandarin (HSK1) & 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 & どうぞよろしく!
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English
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United Kingdom
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Speaks:
English
Native
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Japanese
B1
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Mandarin
A1
Hello, my name is Jonathan, nice to meet you! I specialise in pronunciation and improving spoken English. I will help you reach your goals as quickly and efficiently as possible using a CLT approach. We will use realistic learning materials that are fun and relevant to you personally. We will learn new things and practise your existing English in order to make you feel more confident when speaking English. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- I can improve your: - Pronunciation - Conversation skills - Listening - Grammar I can also prepare you for: - Exams (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, OET, CAE etc) - Job interviews - Starting a new job where Spoken English is needed ---------------------------------------------------------------------- I am a (native) English speaker living in Nottingham (U.K) I have 4 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. I run the website https://englishxp.co.uk/ which has more resources to help supplement our lessons. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- As well as teaching, I am studying Mandarin (HSK1) & 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 & どうぞよろしく!
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