Purpose of this site

This site is dedicated to helping create classrooms that are filled with comprehensible input!  Whether you use novels, MovieTalk, PictureTalk, The Invisibles, OWI, TPRS stories, Story Listening, Song of the Week, or whatever- keep it comprehensible and compelling!

Hopefully you might find a thing or two here that will help you in your journey.  Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you or even just to point you in the right direction.

Be Nice, and Don’t Die!    (more on that later!)


Señor Sifert

(Padre de cinco)


My new novel! La isla más peligrosa

I am so excited to release my first comprehensible input-based novel!  Please feel free to explore the description, book trailer, and links to Amazon for purchase!

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How do you survive when death is never more than 3 feet away?

Swimming  to  a  deserted  island  after  his  plane  exploded, Caden thought he had escaped the worst. Little did he know, he and the other survivors had washed up on la Isla de la Quemada Grande– commonly known as Snake Island.  Here, there is an average of one venomous snake every square meter.

In the midst of avoiding deadly serpents, crash survivors with dark secrets, and finding food and water, Caden just wants to find his dad and brother and go home.

But to make matters worse, Caden soon discovers that the person who brought down the plane may still be on the island with them!

La isla más peligrosa is a suspense-filled novel focused on delivering comprehensible Spanish while not leaving out a compelling plot.  This novel features less than 200 unique words and many cognates- perfect for the novice reader.


Read the first 2 chapters and the complete glossary!

Purchase this novel on Amazon!