are there any books on optimized immersion ironlady? I’m trying something like it with adult students I am teaching at the moment and trying to work out a methodical system so I don’t have to script everything I say. Can you recommend any shortcuts please?[/quote]
The continual conversational echoing of their non-grammatical statements with correction and without belittling worked very well for me for years with both adults and high school kids (one-on-one or small groups). It’s far less easy, perhaps impossible, to give that level of attention effectively to more than four or five at a time. And I don’t think you really need to analyse where each particular student’s head is at when you reply… they will all have different constructs inside their mind from whence their particular errors will flow, but the correction-echoing method doesn’t need an analysis of each one, and all the others hearing it will learn and reinforce from it too, even if that is not their own particular form of error.