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CI Liftoff YouTube channel :  Videos and playlists of my HUGE LIBRARY of  French 1-2 and Spanish 1 classroom videos from the school years 2016-2018, plus other video missives, some conference sessions, and a few videos from ESOL this school year.

I do tailor-made video coaching sessions for individuals or small groups of up to five people.  We tackle your most pressing questions and make a growth plan just for you!  You can schedule 30 minutes, an hour, or pre-pay for a pack of three or six sessions, and save money.  Click here to schedule a session and pay via PayPal.  If you need to pay with a check or Purchase Order, please email Kim who can set you up!  Just tell her the package that your district wants to pay for and she will get you paid up and rolling!


You can also do a superfast free three-minute coaching session on the phone!  We can tackle one big question superfast!  The only caveat is that to pay myself back for my three minutes, I will record the call and I might use it (with your name and your personal details removed, of course) for training or commercial purposes.  If you are willing to let me record you, bop on over to this link and schedule yourself for a superfast three-minute coaching call.

I’m not sure how long I will be doing these for free;  depends on how much demand there is.  So, what the heck are you waiting for?

Work with me in person!

The World Language Proficiency Project
Summer Institutes


Screen Shot 2018-04-01 at 8.25.16 AMOur 2019 Summer Institutes are, quite simply, the most comprehensive world language teacher training ever developed.  Trust me;  I have been in this work for a long time.  I had to build the training I had always dreamed of.  Lucky you — you don’t have to wait!    We are coming to four cities this summer — Minneapolis and Atlanta the last two weeks of June, and Philadelphia and St. Louis the last two weeks of July.  And we plan to come back to those places the same weeks of 2020 and 2021!  Mark your calendar and plan to come join us to put booster rockets on your students’ proficiency!

Learn more and download a free chapter on typical proficiency and performance levels from our Summer Institutes Resource Manual here.

We have payment plans available so you can start budgeting now so that you can launch the 2019-2020 school year into higher orbit with SYSTEMS and MATERIALS to guide you every step of the way!

If you want to schedule a totally free 15-minute talk with me to learn more about our Summer Institutes, please click here!

Comprehensible Cascadia 2019
July 9-11, Portland, OR
Pre-conference workshop with Mike Peto and Tina Hargaden
July 8
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    CI Liftoff
    Workshops for Proficiency-Focused Teaching

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    I often partner with talented colleagues to offer workshops on Teaching for Proficiency and other topics of interest to proficiency-minded language teachers.  Click here to see our schedule of upcoming workshops and join us for some good times and learning!

    SCHEDULING NOWAnd if you want to get me to come do a tailor-made workshop in your town, and you have 36+ people and a space to host us, please download my flyer for all the deets on how to get that set up.  I would love to come to your area!  I am currently scheduling workshops starting after September 25, 2019.

    If you want to schedule a totally free 15-minute talk with me to learn more about any of these training options, please click here!



     I love conferences!
    Come nerd out with me!

    OMG conferences!  They are Nerd Heaven!
    Come nerd out with me at these upcoming conferences.


    Comprehensible Online
    Conference Website
    Online, March and April, 2019

    Spanish Teachers Success Academy
    Conference Website
    Free Online for five days, March 10-15, 2019,

    CSCTFL (Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) in conjunction with OFLA (the Ohio Foreign Language Association)
    Conference Website
    Columbus, Ohio, March 14-16, 2019

    MALT (Montana Association of Language Teachers)
    Conference Website
    Dillin, MT, April 12-13, 2019

    CI in the Mitten Conference
    Conference Website
    Saline, MI, April 26-27, 2019

    Comprehensible Cascadia Conference
    Conference Website
    (Sign up at this site for notifications when we finalize the details)
    Portland, OR, July 8-12, 2019

    IFLTA (Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association)
    Conference Website
    Indianapolis, IN, October 31-November 2, 2019


    Past Conferences

    COFLT/WAFLT Joint Conference
    Portland, OR October 2016
    WAFLT (Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers)
    Eastern Washington March 2017, Western Washington April 2017
    CI in the Mitten
    Saline, Michigan April 2017
    Comprehensible Iowa
    Nevada, Iowa June 2017
    Comprehensible Cascadia Conference
    Portland, Oregon June 2017
    Express Fluency Teacher Training
    Brattleboro, Vermont August 2017
    Comprehensible Midwest
    Ripon, WI, September 2017
    COFLT (Confederation in Oregon for Language Teaching)
    Eugene, OR October 2017
    CLTA (California Language Teachers Association)
    Ontario, CA, March 2018
    Comprehensible Online Conference
    Everywhere, USA (and beyond!), March 2018
    CI in the Mitten
    Saline, Michigan April 2018
    Express Fluency Teacher Training
    Brattleboro, Vermont August 2018
    Comprehensible Midwest
    Milwaukee, WI, October, 2018
    COFLT/WAFLT Joint Conference
    Portland, OR October 2018
    MiWLA (Michigan World Language Association)
    Lansing, MI October 2018
    TFLTA (Tennessee Foreign Language Teachers Association)
    Franklin, TN, November 2018
    ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
    New Orleans, LA, November 2018
    TULIP (Teaching and Understanding Languages in Paradise)
    Honolulu, HI, December 2018
    CCFLT (Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers)
    Aurora, CO, February 2019
    AWLA (Alabama World Languages Association)
    Montevallo, AL, February 2019