Yeah, I suspected that, but I wasn't sure. Some time ago, I was googling around for info on TPRS, and I found this Ben Slavic video:
One of the first things I noticed was that there wasn't very much movement at all, except on Slavic's part. But it's such a brief video--and for all I know, the video may have been intended as something like a demonstration--that I was hesitant to conclude that there was no movement involved in TPRS. But I certainly get the part that it's about comprehensible input. Speaking of comprehensible input, the Slavic video kind of reminded me of part of this Steve Krashen video, except that Slavic wrote words on the board:
But to say it one more time, the comments you're referring to were not intended to pass on the merits or demerits of any method. They were intended to show that alternative methods could easily be dismissed out of hand for superficial reasons. That's why I wrote about the psychologist who had lost his language ability and subsequently recovered it through music therapy, which really seemed mostly to involve singing songs. That probably would look pretty ineffective to an outsider (the music-therapy materials in the library didn't impress me much, but the fact that such materials worked, impressed me greatly), and indeed the use of songs and chants to aid in language acquisition has been disparaged on this board.
It's so hard to make a point here.
Lemme try this one last thing:
When I was in high school, some hippies moved in next door to us. I was hanging out with them on their front porch one Sunday, and the alpha hippie observed some people down the street getting out of their car after attending church. They were dressed up, and very conventional-looking. The alpha hippie said, "Those people look weird." The unintended irony of that statement was not lost on me, but instead of addressing the irony, I said, "Maybe we look weird to them." Believe it or not, he actually disagreed with me on that.
Now that I think about that incident, I shouldn't be surprised at some of the comments in this thread.
Never mind. Carry on.