Stories in Action brings English alive for second language learners in a way that is comprehensible, interactive, and fun. The students are asked to act with their bodies as well as their brains. The process of language acquisition is synchronized with and partially facilitated by the movements of the body. It is recommended that students remain silent until they are ready to speak, usually about ten hours of instruction. At first, they jump, run, sing or do whatever is necessary to show that the request has been comprehended. A typical class might consist of approximately 70% listening comprehension and 30% speaking.