See you at ACTFL!

ACTFL is just over a month away, so it is time to start planning your schedules! There are soooooooo many options for each session, and at the last ACTFL that I attended (in 2013), I remember feeling overwhelmed when I looked at the conference and tried to make decisions upon arrival. There is a great online…

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Get you some training!

I have two collaborative training lists going to help connect TPRS®/CI teachers with training opportunities near them: TCI training opportunities–formal or informal, paid or free. If you offer or organize a training in your area, please enter its information in this spreadsheet for other teachers to view and access. Please only change information that has…

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First we learn to listen

I just read Sandy Cutshall’s article “Groundbreaking Study from ACTFL Measures Listening and Reading–Expands Understanding of Interpretive Skills” from the most recent issue of The Language Educator. Yes, I know…it’s been out for awhile. It takes a minute to get here to Alaska and then there’s the fact that I never check my mail…so yes, just reading it…

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TPRS® 101, Step Three: Observe a TPRS® lesson

This is the third, very delayed, post in the series “TPRS® 101: Teaching Proficiency is Really Simple”. We just moved to a new home and I have been busy packing, unpacking, cleaning, corralling children, and trying to find things that I need. Today, I found my computer! Hooray! Only 349 unread emails…that will be fun to sort…

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Comprehensify your textbook readings!

As an Alaskan, PNCFL is my ‘home’ region, but with Minneapolis just a six-hour direct flight from Anchorage, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to attend this year’s CSCTFL conference. Paired with a day spent observing Susan Block Johnson and an afternoon QAR session, it was the perfect way to spend this past week. I…

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