The Principles of The Total Physical Response Method
- Develop understanding of the new language before speaking. Students can remain silent.
- Moving the body helps language retention.
- Imperatives are used to direct students.
- Observing and performing actions are both beneficial.
- Fixed routines are not helpful.
- Novelty is fun, so teacher must mix up commands and add new ones.
- Spoken language should be preferred to the written form.
- Students will speak when they are ready