Language Classes in NYC Would love to see you there!!

by lclarcq on March 4th, 2015

filed under Language Classes, Teacher Training, Upcoming Workshops

If you are interested in learning, or brushing off some old dusty Spanish, consider an upcoming class through Express Fluency. There are classes coming up at the beginning and intermediate Spanish on three different weekends this Spring: March 14-15, April 18-19, and May 30-31. You can attend one, two or all three sessions!!

Elissa McClean will be teaching the beginning groups and I’m excited to share that I’ll be teaching the intermediate classes!! Elissa has also opened up the classes to teachers who do not want to be language students, but who would like to observe a TPRS/Comprehensible Input class in action!!

We’ll be teaching language via Story-asking, Movie Talk, Embedded Reading, engaging conversations and a great deal more! Thinking about it? Know someone who might enjoy or benefit from such a class? Go to
Express Fluency’s website or Facebook page!

Would love to see you there!

with love,
Laurie

Workshop Opportunity in MA in March

by lclarcq on January 30th, 2015

filed under Teacher Training, Upcoming Workshops

I have the honor of presenting two three-hour presentations for the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District in Dudley, MA on Friday, March 13th. The Director of Curriculum has opened enrollment to other teachers who wish to attend!!! The cost will be $50 for each of the sessions. They are designed to be an introduction to ‘the bigger
picture”…..but as you know, ANY presentation is a great place to meet with like minds. :o) Also not a bad place to invite other dept. members to experience / start a conversation. I would love to see you there!

See workshop descriptions below.

From the Director:
They can register by contacting me at this e-mail address with their name, e-mail, phone #, and District and we’ll be happy to save them a spot. We’re closing registrations on March 2nd in order to give us time to arrange rooms, etc.

Lorinda C. Allen
Director of Curriculum & Student Assessment
Dudley-Charlton Regional School District
68 Dudley-Oxford Road
Dudley, MA 01571
508-943-6888 Ext 152
lallen@dcrsd.org

Morning Workshop: Using Storytelling and Comprehensible-Input Based Strategies in the Classroom

This is workshop provides a demo lesson in Vietnamese along with a variety of activities demonstrating how language acquisition occurs in a classroom setting. Participants will have the opportunity to observe as educators and to participate as students. The goal of this workshop is for teachers to a) develop a better understanding of how CI is being utilized in the profession and b) examine how these activities can help teachers to scaffold the classroom towards the ACTFL recommendation of 90% use of comprehensible target language in the classroom.

Afternoon Workshop: Lighting Up Literacy in the Language Classroom

More and more often, language teachers are expected to incorporate literacy into the second language classroom. This workshop is designed to provide participants with knowledge and skills that a traditional methods program may not have provided. We will look at the literacy skills of visualization, fluency and stamina along with how to
move along Bloom’s Taxonomy at every level of language instruction. Participants will examine the use of authentic materials, textbooks, readers/novels and teacher-created materials. All activities are designed to be high-interest and student-centered.