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I had three main misconceptions with the PPP (Present, Practice and Produce) framework before starting iTDi’s course

They were:

  • PPP was too rigid by design,
  • PPP was too linear in nature,
  • And PPP was too self-contained.

These three misconceptions limited my desire to learn more about the PPP framework through self-study. In addition, I was a bit disappointed that it was included in the course. However, I have learned to see how PPP wasn’t what I had made it out to be. Since then, I have learned that PPP represents a great strategy for mastering language and skills. 

Too Rigid

I always assumed that I would have to limit my language to the target language that was presented on the page that I was teaching. However, I realized I could present as much language as required to successfully navigate the source material through interactive activities. This is something that I am already doing throughout my teacher/student interactions.

Too Linear

I always assumed that I would have to limit my language to the target language that was presented on the page that I was teaching. However, I realized I could present as much language as required to successfully navigate the source material through interactive activities. This is something that I am already doing throughout my teacher/student interactions.

Too Self-Contained

I learned and defined PPP as a framework used to teach 1 page at a time. And so, I couldn’t see what could be possible because I was blinded by the way I was taught to teach a page. I didn’t feel like I had permission to use language that was needed to fully interact with the students in a meaningful manner. Therefore, I discredited the skill-building framework without understanding the principles that supported it.

Challenge:

Think about how you may have some misconception about the PPP approach and share it with the the group.

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Exercise 1: Think about potential misconception you have had.
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Task 1: Share and discuss your thoughts with our professional learning network.

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