We have moved! The new site is at We've tried to make it easier to navigate and find what you're looking for. Open house for everyone who wants to know more about TPRS and Comprehensible Input. 

Welcome to the magical world of TPRS

If you have just recently discovered TPRS and want to know more about it, there is an explanation in English and in French under TPRS.


If you have questions, look under Frequently Asked Questions. If your questions are not answered there, post them as a comment and I’ll see if I can answer them.


If you want information about the Third Annual Workshop, which will be held in Agen, France, July 27th to August 1st, look under Workshop.


If you are interested in English lessons, look under Cours d'anglais.

Under Odds and Ends you’ll find definitions of expressions that are often used when we discuss Comprehensible Input and TPRS, along with other …. odds and ends.


You may be wondering who I am. I’m Judith Logsdon-Dubois and I’ve tried to introduce myself under the rubric About me.


If you wish to contact me, the information you need is under Contact.


I’ve been using TPRS since 2006 and have done a lot of thinking about Comprehensible Input and how students acquire a language. You’ll find articles I’ve written about it under the heading Blog. Most of the articles were inspired by a question. So if you have questions, don’t hesitate to send them in.


The New Flyer is Ready!

In 2015 we are going to be a bit more French, with Daniel teaching Breton and Beginners' French, Tamara, who was raised in France and is bilingual, teaching Beginner's English. and Sabrina, born in France and teaching Intermediate French. I'll be teaching Intermediate English and Teri will be coaching as participants share in teaching the language of their choice, English or French.

Workshop Follow-up

I invited all those who could to my house this afternoon for tea, cookies and talk. Virginie, Elise and Pauline came from Toulouse, Tamara and Carole from Tonneins and Françoise and Christine from Aiguillon. We had a wonderful time and exchanged a lot of ideas. Everyone is enthusiastic about their first efforts at applying Comprehensible Input and TPRS strategies to their classes. We'll get together again, hopefully on the 18th of October and some will be coming with me to Paris to the TESOL Colloquium in November. I'm already looking forward to the next meeting and hearing more about their journeys in Krashen land.

Graduate Credits

We have some great news for everyone who has signed up or is thinking about signing up for the Workshop. It's now possible to get graduate credit for the Workshop in Agen through Portland State University. 


 Earn Graduate Credit for your Work in Agen!


CI 810: Comprehensible Input for Language Acquisition Offered cooperatively through Portland State University's Graduate School of Education Continuing Education Program and Literacy Education Services


In this course, you will:

**Identify a goal for your students

**Learn strategies for achieving that goal through your participation in the Workshop

**Develop unit/lesson plans, stories, and/or materials to help your students achieve the goal

**Reflect on changes to your teaching practice

One quarter hour AND/OR three quarter hour options are available.

Cost: $100 course agency fee

$60 for one credit $180 for three credits

Plus $27 for the PSU registration fee (You will not have to pay this again if you take other PSU Continuing Education courses.)

To register, please click here to visit Literacy Education Services.    

Our 2015 workshop will be in Agen, France from July 27th to August 1st.  Follow the link below for more information and registration. Notre stage pour enseignants souhaitant se former avec les techniques TPRS sera tenu à Agen, du 27 juillet au 1er août, 2015. Les détails sont sous le rubric Workshop.




WELCOME to the method that bewitches students

There is something magic about TPRS. Some teachers begin cautiously, sticking in a toe and testing the waters, some jump right in like Greg who had never heard of it 10 days before he began using it in all his classes. But over and over you hear teachers saying, like Anna Koestler, "I would never go back to teaching the way I used to.  How could I?" Teachers who have made the switch, like David Vale, say, "It has really made me love my job, the language and my relationships with students and colleagues so much more."

Why does TPRS make teachers enjoy their work and look forward to classes they used to dread? Why do returning students send enrollment figures shooting up? Have their teachers bewitched them? We sometimes forget that languages are about communication, that most human beings enjoy communicating with others, exchanging information, telling stories or simply chatting about the weather.  TPRS uses that simple, very human pleasure to attain proficiency. And it works like magic.

TPRS is based on the Comprehensible Input hypothesis developed by Stephen Krashen.  You'll find an excellent summary of Krashen's theories at .


To learn more about TPRS you can google the names of some of the influential teachers who have been developing the method since Blaine Ray first began using it in the 1990's.  Blaine Ray, Susie Gross, Jason Fritz, Michael Miller, Ben Slavic, Carol Gaab, and Laurie Clarq have blogs and sites rich in information and tips.


Une explication en français se trouve sous le rubric "TPRS"