Responding to requests from Stephen Krashen and others, I wrote a report last fall on my students’ and my experiences with what he calls “non-targeted comprehensible input,” which I sometimes call “interest-targeting input.” The article, “Non-Targeted Comprehensible Input: How it Works for My Students and Me,” appeared in the latest issue of The International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching. Feel free to check it out!
The goal throughout is not to suggest that teachers should “do X, not Y,” but to give teachers some ideas about how to make the most of their students’ interests while accomplishing whatever they are expected to accomplish in a given term. Here’s to your and your students’ joy and success!
See also: “Whatever” Works: Non-Targeted CI Lesson 1 and the posts that follow it.