Live Online Seminars

Live Online Teacher Seminars

Jan’s seminars are sponsored by the prestigious BER (Bureau of Education Research). Seminars are scheduled in various time zones. See the list and registration links below.

Any of these seminars can be personalized and presented ONSITE at YOUR SCHOOL.
Contact Jan to bring a seminar to your location on a date you select!


Maximizing Comprehensible Input in the Target Language
2024: May 7, May 9, May 15

  • Design online teaching based on language acquisition principles
  • Participate in demo language 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
2024: January 10, February 9, February 14

  • Give your students something to talk about: Learn how to teach nonfiction content in the target language: cultural geography, biography, history …
  • 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 demo language lessons. Learn some Swedish!
  • Receive an extensive 100+ page teacher handbook with templates to help you create your own cultural content lessons

National Two-day Insitute
Train the Trainer Institute: Maximizing Comprehensible Input in the Target Language
2024: January 25 and 26

This institute expands the original signature seminar for more in-depth teacher training for classroom teachers plus, a focus on how school leaders can best support their teacher team.

New! Addressing Grammar in Today’s Language Classrooms
2024: Jan. 31, February 6, February 15, April 4, April 9

FINALLY – The topic that everyone wonders about but hardly anyone talks about!
Here’s the seminar dedicated to HOW to get off the grammar-based syllabus and still get your students using the language with both fluency AND accuracy! See how grammar works in Comprehensible Input and Proficiency-based classrooms!

  • Practical Strategies for teaching grammar in the context of nonfiction and fiction narratives
  • Design instruction for implicit grammar acquisition with minimal explicit explanations
  • Learn alternative approaches to meet traditional program standards
  • Participate in online language teaching lessons. Learn some Swedish!
  • Receive an extensive 100+ page teacher handbook specific to this seminar’s content

Two-day Live Online Spring Conference!
Best Strategies to Increase the Impact of Your Instruction
2024: April 22 and 23
Registration opens January 2024

At this conference, Jan teams up with two other top BER language education presenters, Bryce Hedstrom and Daryl Boeckers. Choose from a variety of practical sessions on CI (Comprehensible Input), reading, technology, and more. Jan’s sessions are dedicated to specific topics for blending CI and Content-Based Instruction. Mix ‘n’ match to personalize your learning.

Jan’s Sessions:

  • Helping Students Read Their Way to Fluency
  • The TPR Your Methods Teacher Never Taught You
  • Bring History and Biography to Life in the Target Language
  • Storytelling: A Powerful Way to Acquire Language
  • Where’s the Grammar in Today’s Communicative Classroom?
  • Musicality: Accelerate Language Acquisition
  • Innovative Ways to Integrate Geography in Your Language Classroom