In one of the groups, a question came up about how to teach subject pronouns so that students "get it". I wanted to share my method in case anyone is looking for a new way to try or has a group of students that just aren't "getting it" the traditional way.
Although I am not TPRS trained, I recommend teaching hand gestures for each subject pronoun. Here are the ones I use:
Yo - Point to yourself
Tú - Point to a classmate and make eye contact with them
Él - Point to a male classmate and look away
Ella - Point to a female classmate and look away
Ud. - Point to the teacher and make eye contact
Nosotros - Point to everyone in the room and then yourself
Vosotros / Uds. - Point to everyone in the room and make eye contact
Ellos - Point to two males (or a male and a female) and look away
Ellas - Point to two females and look away
When you first introduce the subject pronouns, use these gestures and have students practice each one. Explain that making eye contact means you are talking to the person and looking away means you are talking about the person. Also highlight the gender specific pronouns like Él vs Ella.
The next day, run through the subject pronouns and have the students do the hand gestures to demonstrate comprehension. Help as needed.
As you continue to review this concept, encourage the use of the hand gestures. When your students are at a point where most of them "get it", stop using the hand gestures so that they can begin to commit things to memory rather than relying on visual cues.
Try it and let me know how it works! I have had a lot of success with this with my Spanish 1 students and they really retain the information for the long haul.