Advantages and disadvantages of TPR


  • It is fun and easy
  • It does not require a great deal of preparation on the part of the teacher.
  • It is a good tool for learning vocabulary.
  • Class size does not need to be a problem.
  • There is no age barrier.



  • It is not a very creative method. Students are not given the opportunity to express their own views and thoughts in a creative way.
  • It is easy to overuse TPR.
  • It is limited, since everything cannot be explained with this method. It must be combined with other approaches.


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