New to Acquisition-driven Instruction

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Connie Navarro observes hundreds of language classrooms and observes characteristics of a successful language teachers. She also observes factors that prevent teachers from becoming highly effective educators. Learn how you can help your student reach their full potential.

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Games serve as an interactive and fun way to teach for proficiency and provide additional CI of structures and vocabulary found in novels, class stories, and MovieTalks. In this webinar you will learn about 10+ energizing games to play in the target language that engage the students, focus on comprehensible input, and create class community. It'll be a "game-changer".

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Learn six powerful techniques for creating successful stories in the elementary classroom. See strategies in action as Carol Gaab shares specific techniques, followed by real-life examples in an elementary classroom.

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Part 3 of 3 from Krashen-Gaab's session at ACTFL 15. Comprehension-based Instruction: the Foundation, the Method, the Evidence

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Comprehension-based Instruction: the Foundation, the Method, the Evidence (Part 2: The History of Instruction: From Drills to Personalized Input)

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Comprehension-based Instruction: the Foundation, the Method, the Evidence

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Dr. Bill VanPatten shares insights into SLA (second language acquisition): If the linguistic system is implicit and SLA an unconscous process, the implications for language instruction are significant, but not always obvious. In this enlightening session, BVP reveals what makes language instruction so different from other subject areas and discusses the real role of the teacher in the language classroom.

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Drs. Bill VanPatten & Stephen Krashen address questions about second language acquisition and implications for the classroom at iFLT (International Forum on Language Teaching) 2016 in Chattanooga, TN. Thanks to Fluency Matters and Drs. BVP & SDK for making the video availalbe free of charge.

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First impressions are crucial to establishing a foundation of trust and respect, and what you do during the first week of school will have a tremendous impact on student attitudes/achievement. Start the school year (or re-ignite mid-year) with a high level of success and motivation by activating learners from day one! In this webinar, you will learn strategies and activities that will engage students, facilitate immediate language acquisition and result in positive and confident attitudes toward your class and the rest of the year!

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If you were inspired by iFLT 2016 (or other trainings) but have hit a few bumps in the road as you implement new ideas and strategies, you won't want to miss this webinar! The presenters will share tips & tricks to help you through the rough spots as you transition to CI-centered / research-informed instruction.