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Need a mid-year boost of inspiration?

Online Workshops for Teaching Languages with Distance Learning

Jan’s seminars modified to address distance learning are offered this year via live zoom, full-day seminars sponsored by the Bureau of Education Research. Click titles for detailed descriptions, dates and registration.

Maximizing Comprehensible Input in the Target Language

  • Design online teaching based on language acquisition principles
  • Participate in online language teaching lessons. Learn some Swedish!
  • Find out easy ways to do storytelling online or in person
  • Learn how to teach nonfiction content in the target language: geography example
  • Receive an extensive 100+ page teacher handbook specific to this seminar’s content

Accelerate Students’ Use of the Target Language

  • Learn the four essential conditions that must exist for student language output
  • Understand the roles of speaking & writing in a comprehensible input class
  • Participate in online language teaching lessons. Learn some Swedish!
  • Learn how to teach nonfiction content in the target language: biography example
  • Receive an extensive 100+ page teacher handbook specific to this seminar’s content
Redefining Possibilities for Learning Languages
Teach the Target Culture in the Target Language
 Content-Based Storytelling: Game-Changing Professional Development for Language Teachers

How can we  teach culture content (history, geography, biography…)
in the target language with any age and every language level?

Attend  a Teacher Seminar or bring a Teacher Inservice to your school/region.

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Bring new energy to your classroom, your students and your career.

confused-faceOld Story #1: Learning a Language Story
Let’s rewrite this story! You tell someone that you’re a language teacher and they launch into a story about how many years they studied a particular language and how they could not say anything.  They figure they’re “one of those people who can’t learn languages”. Can the overwhelming majority ALL be “one of those unique” persons?

What story would you like YOUR students to tell in the future?

testimonial-pic_educationOld Story #2: World Knowledge Story
Let’s rewrite this story too! You see the results of yet another survey or hear the comical answers people give to “man on the street” interviews.  Both show that Americans are woefully lacking in world knowledge (geography, famous events/people, politics, global issues, etc.).  What becomes of a society with such a widespread “global knowledge gap”?

Learn how any world language teacher can rewrite these stories —

languages1LET’S WRITE A NEW STORY!
Redefining 
Possibilities for Learning Languages
At Redefining Possibilities for Learning Languages, we’ll rethink how we teach languages and explore the world-savvy content we can teach in the language classroom with Content-Based Storytelling (CBS).  Learn how Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and intentional focus on Global Competency transforms educators, language programs, and the lives of their students.

Learning together, we empower each other to be the passionate and effective teachers we envisioned we would be when we chose education as a career.  Join me in rewriting a new language education story for the 21st century.  Attend a Teacher Seminar or bring a Teacher Inservice to your school/city.

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