Comprehensible Input - the Basics
Comprehensible Input is language that the acquirer can understand. In order for the mental model of the brain to begin to form, the students need to interact with the input. At the novice level, students can show that they understand with gestures, drawings, or yes/no. This allows them to demonstrate understanding before they can produce much language. Teachers check for understanding frequently, to encourage students to interact with the input. You can expand the sway to see more.