Hey, I’m Tina!


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Summer Institutes

Our 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!    

 I love conferences!

OMG conferences!  They are Nerd Heaven!
Here’s a list of past conferences I have enjoyed, up till Spring 2019.


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


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