Get a series of eight recordings of the April French class, and learn some French for 45 minutes and then listen to a debrief and "how-to" session to talk through the lesson and learn about online teaching for 45 minutes.
Some classes are taught asynchronously in the live sessions, meaning they were pre-recorded prior to the class meeting, to model strategies for asynchronous online learning, with Tina watching and working through the lessons with the participants in the online meeting, to explain the nuts and bolts of how she made them.
This is going to be real life teaching, because Tina will be learning and experimenting with her live students...figuring it out as she goes, and you are invited along for the (pre-recorded) ride, to learn from her successes, and her failures.
I will give you my lesson plans, resources, and ideas for ways to make your online language class less stressful and more fun for everyone. Seriously, these are some STRESS-FREE ideas.
Here's the lineup. The pre-recorded sessions will be uploaded to this course by Saturday morning following the live sessions (and possibly sooner, depending on our workload).
First we will do four lessons + assessments from the Description cycle.
Then, on to the Narration cycle. These two cycles of instruction are SO FUN!
You will have access to the recordings forevermore.
The class will be accessible to beginners, but everyone will learn some new teacher tricks, even if their French is way better than Tina's (which is not that hard, honnêtement...).
Plus, the resources and lesson plans!
We have resources for you in French, Spanish, and German.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the course.
Please remember, we want nothing more than to see you LOVING the resources we make. If you are not happy with them, no matter what the reason, just request an automatic refund within thirty days, and you will exit gracefully stage left (or stage right, depending what you want to do!)
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]