FOUNDATIONS

Step-by-step, side-by-side, day-by-day guidance through the transition year to Stepping Stones

I want to have the best year ever!

To purchase a hard copy of Foundations, or to access the FAQs, please visit this website.

To purchase a hard copy of Foundations, or to access the FAQs, please visit this website.

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We are always willing to work with YOU to make your teaching the way you want it to be!

Reach out to [email protected] and we will help you
get your hands on this curricular framework,so you can


lift off next year!


Preview Session One (pages 99-126)

Frequently Asked Questions


What's included in the price?
You will get a digital download of Foundations, plus a PDF of Stepping Stones Edition 0.1.
What if I want a hard copy? Can I print the PDF?
Yes, you can make one copy of the PDF. Many people like to put it in a binder. You can also save yourself the trouble, and order a hard copy by visiting the website below, or just email [email protected] and we can help you get a hard copy.
What if I am unhappy with the book, or it's not a good fit for my teaching situation?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. Email [email protected] and we will be happy to help make it right!

To purchase a hard copy of Foundations, or to access the FAQs, please visit this website.



To purchase a hard copy of Foundations, or to access the FAQs, please visit this website.

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To purchase a hard copy of Foundations, or to access the FAQs, please visit this website.

Your Instructor


Tina Hargaden
Tina Hargaden

Tina Hargaden has been a language and literacy educator for 17 years, and has taught middle and high school English Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, French, Spanish and ESOL. Her passion is supporting teachers to strengthen their literacy instruction, design courses that foster efficient and lasting language acquisition, and implement authentic performance assessment, because it is her firm belief that when we shift our language instruction to a proficiency stance, we help ensure equitable access to academic success for more students. She lives in Portland, Oregon and is the founding director of the World Language Proficiency Project and CI Liftoff. Tina is the author of the book, Foundations: A Natural Approach to the Transition Year, which provides step-by-step guidance for a year of communicative, proficiency-oriented World Language instruction. She has presented and keynoted at numerous state, regional, and national conferences, worked with many school districts and departments, and given workshops and institutes to educators all over to support them in strengthening language outcomes for all students. To inquire about having Tina come to your town, please email [email protected]