Total Physical ResponseTotal Physical Response
(TPR) is a method developed by James Asher, a professor of Psychology
at San Jose State University
, to aid learning foreign languages. The method relies on the assumption that when learning a second or additional language, that language is internalized through a process of codebreaking
similar to first language development and that the process allows for a long period of listening and developing comprehension prior to production. Students respond to commands that require physical movement. TPR is an EAL behaviorist
minded teacher's main tool.
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