The right book at the right time. --Stephen Krashen, Ph.D.
I teach Russian, not Chinese, and this is still the best book ever. If you want to learn to teach comprehensibly, Terry Waltz is your woman. (She also does presentations and webinars.) I love knowing that Terry is a researcher who is extremely data-driven, because that's important in our current educational climate. But she's also a fabulous teacher who can teach a stone to speak Chinese. (I'm that stone.) And she knows how to explain the steps so that teachers can follow them. --Michaela Robertovna
This is a concise and complete explanation of TPRS for teachers of ANY language. Waltz writes with a clear style using everyday language making the complex concepts easy to understand. Chinese teachers and professionals who train Chinese teachers will appreciate the numerous examples of the unique aspects of learning the Chinese language. --Janice Holter Kittock
Terry Waltz has taught Mandarin using comprehensible input for fifteen years. A PhD, international presenter, linguist, teacher, and professional translator, Waltz knows as much about comprehensible input as anyone alive. If you teach Chinese, you want to up your pedagogical game, and you want your students to learn with ease, this is where you start. -- Chris Stolz