ASILE conference presentation:
Teaching Bahasa Indonesia via TPRS
TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading & Storytelling) is a pedagogy that an increasing number of primary Indonesian language teachers on the Fleurieu Peninsular, SA is successfully implementing over the past 2 years in their Indonesian classrooms. TPRS was created by Blaine Ray, a secondary French teacher to address the issue of thematic vocabulary being largely forgotten as well as to combat reduced enrollments in secondary language programs. We would like to introduce participants to this highly successful methodology and explain how we have implemented it with primary students in our Indonesian Language classrooms.
Sharon Mann has been teaching Indonesian at the Victor Harbor R-7 School since 1999. Since being an exchange student to Indonesian in 1993 she has had a passion for Indonesia and returns as often as she can. She has planned and worked collaboratively with the Fleurieu Indonesian PLC for much of that time at Victor Harbor R-7. In 2014 she was introduced to pedagogy of TCI (Teaching with Comprehensible Input) through Cathy Elliot from Port Elliot Primary School. Since 2015 she has been teaching using TCI and is very excited with what her students can now achieve.
Victor Harbor R - 7 School