The use of TPR in English Language learning.

TPR is an approach to teaching a second language, based on listening linked to physical activities. According to Google, Total physical response (TPR) is a language teaching method developed by James Asher, a professor emeritus of psychology at San José State University. It is based on the coordination of language and physical movement.

Teachers who use TPR in classes often find this engages the students more and they are more lively and motivated to learn. In my classes, this is what I try to use.

According to Universiti Sains in Malaysia's study , McCloskey (2002) stated that there is a critical period for first-language development. According to her, although a child might be born with all necessary equipment to develop language, language may not develop normally if the development is not triggered by language input at a certain age. Haynes (2005) mentioned that Piaget (1970) indicated that in the pre-operational stage (child between ages 2 to 7), children are not able to think abstractly but need concrete situations to process ideas. During concrete operations stage (child between ages 7 to 12), children have enough experiences to begin conceptualise and do some abstract problem solving, though they still learn best by doing. In explaining the importance of involving children in action and activity, Gardner Oct. 2014. Vol. 4, No.6 ISSN 2307-227X International Journal of Research In Social Sciences www.ijsk.org/ijrss 2 (1999) indicates that brain learns best and retains most when the organism is actively involved in exploring physical sites and materials.

Handoyo (2005) listed eight advantages of using TPR approach. The advantages are: a. TPR is a lot of fun as learners enjoy it and it can lifts the pace of a lesson and the mood; b. TPR is a memorable activity as it assist students to recognize phrases or words; c. It is good for kinaesthetic learners who are required to be active in class; d. It can be used both in a large class or in a small class because as long as the teacher takes the lead, the learners will follow; e. It works well with mixed-ability classes because the physical actions get across the meaning effectively so that all learners are able to comprehend and apply the target language; f. There is no requirement of preparing a lot of preparation or materials. The most important part is being competent of what you want to practise; g. It is very effective with teenagers and young learners; and h. TPR involves both left and right-brained learning.

Thanks to this study, we can now see how TPR can help us in learning English.

References

EFFECTIVENESS OF TOTAL PHYSICAL RESPONSE (TPR) APPROACH IN HELPING SLOW YOUNG LEARNERS WITH LOW ACHIEVEMENT ACQUIRE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 1DR MOHD ZURI GHANI, 2NORR HUZIZA HANIM MOHD GHOUS 12 School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia .© 2013-2014 IJRSS & K.A.J. All rights reserved Available at http://ijsk.org/uploads/3/1/1/7/3117743/1_total_physical_response_tpr_approach.pdf Last Accessed 6.5.19.

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☆☆☆ Hello ☆☆☆ My name is Róisín and I am a 28 year old English teacher. I live in Ireland and speak English, Irish, French and German fluently. My qualifications include a BA in languages (French and German), a University of Cambridge TKT KAL, a Shaw Academy CPD in Digital Marketing and a Master Certificate in TEFL from TEFLINK. I am currently learning Chinese myself and teach for another company too, children age 4 to 16. In my approach to teaching, I use a variety of resources and all of my energy to ensure total physical response. The student is asked questions and we play games to recap info. If a student has a question, don't hesitate to ask! READ my article about TPR if you want to see the great effects it has on learning English! I can teach from 3 years/ preschools to adults. Beginners to advanced from A1 to C1 on the CEFR. I can prepare for exams and help with homework or help with CVs, presentations, Business English or a job interview. I want our lessons together to be fun and engaging :) special requests from the student are taken in to consideration or any special needs that a student may have. From teaching in a primary school to teaching online and tutoring university students - I have a lot of experience and can help in any way possible with your goals. To maximise your potential as a learner. The lessons should be FUN, enjoyable and succesful. The key is K.E.Y- keep educating yourself. Book a lesson with me today and I hope that you will not be disappointed! Time to have fun learning English with your teacher, Róisín 😄 always here by your side to help. Book as often as you like. I am familiar with the Cambridge exams on https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/ if you need to sit an exam to gain level A1, A2, B1 , B2, C1 or C2 to prove your English level for something or gain this lovely certificate! it feels great when you sit the exams and get the results. CHAT SOON!!! ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
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☆☆☆ Hello ☆☆☆ My name is Róisín and I am a 28 year old English teacher. I live in Ireland and speak English, Irish, French and German fluently. My qualifications include a BA in languages (French and German), a University of Cambridge TKT KAL, a Shaw Academy CPD in Digital Marketing and a Master Certificate in TEFL from TEFLINK. I am currently learning Chinese myself and teach for another company too, children age 4 to 16. In my approach to teaching, I use a variety of resources and all of my energy to ensure total physical response. The student is asked questions and we play games to recap info. If a student has a question, don't hesitate to ask! READ my article about TPR if you want to see the great effects it has on learning English! I can teach from 3 years/ preschools to adults. Beginners to advanced from A1 to C1 on the CEFR. I can prepare for exams and help with homework or help with CVs, presentations, Business English or a job interview. I want our lessons together to be fun and engaging :) special requests from the student are taken in to consideration or any special needs that a student may have. From teaching in a primary school to teaching online and tutoring university students - I have a lot of experience and can help in any way possible with your goals. To maximise your potential as a learner. The lessons should be FUN, enjoyable and succesful. The key is K.E.Y- keep educating yourself. Book a lesson with me today and I hope that you will not be disappointed! Time to have fun learning English with your teacher, Róisín 😄 always here by your side to help. Book as often as you like. I am familiar with the Cambridge exams on https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams-and-tests/ if you need to sit an exam to gain level A1, A2, B1 , B2, C1 or C2 to prove your English level for something or gain this lovely certificate! it feels great when you sit the exams and get the results. CHAT SOON!!! ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
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