What if a prominent teacher and researcher told you that you couldn’t possibly teach your students what they need to know in order to understand authentic target language and incorporate what they understand into their own language production?
But don’t lose hope; Waring (and the presenter of this Black Box Videocast, Justin Slocum Bailey) helps you understand why he makes this claim and what you should be doing about it. Watch this videocast to find out what extensive reading is- and then ask your administration if you can go shopping for a comprehensible classroom library!
The Musicuentos Black Box is a collection of media resources designed to bridge the gap between Second Language Acquisition research and teachers in the classroom. The project is co-sponsored by Musicuentos and Indwelling Language. For more information or to find out how you can keep this resource freely available to teachers, visit the Musicuentos Black Box page.