Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Input in the classroom

So one of the foundations of AJATT is the idea of "input," and "input before output." That is, the words got to be in you head before they come out your mouth. They get in your head with reading (and in the AJATT method, loads of flashcard review). But how can this idea be integrated into a classroom environment that is more than just saying "ok, read this..." or "listen to this..." teaching esl seems to rely on output, before the input has been properly established. Maybe i should consult the guru...

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