What is Total Physical Response? • Total Physical Response (TPR) is a method of teaching using physical movement. Asher who is a professor emeritus of psychology at San Jose State University. James J. . • Originated by Dr. • Dropout rate of second language students in traditional program is often as high as 95%.

he come out with explanation: a) There is often found stress in the second language learning environment. .• Thus. • So. he creates a stress free approach to learn second a second language which is TPR.

• Humor is easy to introduce • Teacher always use target language • Overcoming the fear of speaking .Characteristics of TPR • • • • Focusing on meaning and interpretation Seated in semi-circle Great deal of listening and acting Directing a performance in which the students are actors.

In order to reduce stress: • Stress-free environment • Relaxed and pleasurable • Focusing on the meaning interpreted by movement .

• Teacher has direct and active role.Roles of Teacher & Learners • Learners have primary roles as listener & performer. . • Listen attentively and respond physically to the commands given. • Provide the best kind of exposure to the language.

• Review • New commands • Role Reversal • Reading and Writing .

• Teacher gives summary of the last lesson. . • Teacher repeats the verbs/items etc that were learned in the previous lesson.

• Giving the commands • Three commands at a time • Varying the sequence of commands. .

.• Students commanding their teacher and classmates.

.• Writing the new items on the board.


• To produce learners who are capable of free communication.Target Group: Level 1 students Objectives: • To teach proficiency at a beginning level and the ultimate aim is to teach basic speaking skills. . which is understandable to a native speaker.

2. take a drink of water and give the bottle to Anis. Teacher gives brief explanation about Total Physical Response.Procedures: Review This was a fast-moving warm-up in which individual students were moved with commands such as: Shahir. scream. Teacher gives commands to the students. Flo. drive your car around Lara and honk your horn. 1. pick up the pen and ruler and put them in the pencil case. . Teacher gives brief explanations about the activity. Ameer. 4. give the red flower to Ching Wei. 3. Ian. • • • • Teacher asks students to sit in semi-circle. Alia.

• Quickly. . Teacher observes students’ involvement or action.5. • Sit down quickly and laugh. run to the table and touch the table. New commands: 6. Teacher introduced new verbs to vary the commands. • Walk quickly to the door and hit it.

point to the projector!] • Where is Brenda? .7. teacher asks simple questions which the student could answer with a gesture such as pointing.Next. Examples would be: • Where is the door? [Students. point to the door!] • Where is the projector? [Alia.

8. 10.Teacher gives encouragement and reward such as story book for the students who volunteered.Role reversal: Students readily volunteered to utter commands that manipulated the behavior of the instructor and other students. Students gives commands. . Teacher and the students follow the commands. 9. Teacher asks any students to volunteer to take his role as the instructor.

Some copied the information in their notebooks.Then teacher speaks each item and acted out the sentence. .Reading and writing: 11. The students listened as teacher read the material.The instructor wrote on the whiteboard each new vocabulary item and a sentence to illustrate the item. 12.

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