The comprehension methodology focuses on the meaning-based mehodology. When students listen to about 100 stories, and read abuot 300 books, the low beginning level students can reach high intermediate level. Stories that they listen to will gradually become longer and more complex and the books that they read may be easy 200 word level books at the beginning, but they will gradually become longer and more complex. When students enjoy the input which means that when they understand it, acquisition naturally happens. Videos are for the students to listen to at home. My students record the class or video tape the class so that they can watch it and listen to it later at home. I have created the videos for those who do not record the lesson in the class. Students can use this video when they are abscent from school also so that they will not be behind. I have a list of the words that are used in the story with Japanese definitions. I also provide the original text in case they are interested in reading it later. The stories that I tell are mostly Grimm Brothers Tales and other folk tales that are copyright free.
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