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teachforjune offers many different services in language acquisition including professional development, consulting, training, and curricula.

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LOOKING FOR A TPRS WORKSHOP? BRING SCOTT TO YOU!

Language Acquisition. Standards-based Grading. Assessment. TPRS®. Immediate Immersion. And More.

teachforjune Workshops

We acquire language different.

“teachforjune” isn’t a slogan to get through the school year. It’s a new attitude towards foreign-language teaching.

teachforjune’s mission is to bring a more natural approach to language learning based on Stephen Krashen’s Comprehensible-Input hypothesis through training and innovative curricula.

Current language-acquisition theories maintain that language cannot be acquired as a series of forced steps, but develop over a period of time in an order that cannot be dictated. And the only way a person can acquire a language is to be exposed to extensive and varied comprehensible input. (Stephen Krashen and Bill Van Patten)

Instead of teaching students long lists of vocabulary and intricate grammar rules, assessing students on whether or not they memorized them, and then moving on to the next chapter leaving many students behind, teachforjune advocates a more holistic approach to language teaching.

We accomplish this by limiting vocabulary while exposing students to all of the language’s grammar in context so students internalize how the language works similar to how children learn their first language.

By focusing on less vocabulary, students actually learn so much more and develop a high level of confidence in their new language. Class is typically conducted in the target language while making sure it is comprehended by students.

Comprehensible-input instruction paired with my proficiency-based-grading techniques, marry together language acquisition and a meaningful way to represent that acquisition through standards in terms everyone can understand.

Language acquisition, comprehensible input, proficiency, standards, and meaningful assessment are the cornerstones of teachforjune.com.

Immediate Immersion Webversity

Our Immediate Immersion Webversity course is the most comprehensible training in TPRS and CI available anywhere!

Covering topics in classroom management, TPRS skills, comprehensible-input activities, proficiency-based grading and assessment, participants will come away with solid foundational skills to base or further their CI journey.

Immediate Immersion Webversity is delivered 100% online via live webinars that are recorded so that participants can participate when, where, and how it is most convenient for them.

Each class has its own discussion page with access to the replay video, handouts, classroom demos, and a discussion area where participants can discuss the class with the presenter and fellow participants.

In all, there are over 50 hours of professional development offered from August through May each year. 

You owe it to yourself to be a part of the phenomenal training opportunity.

Immediate Immersion Curricula

Immediate Immersion is an innovative, versatile, customizable, RELEVANT TPRS® curriculum based on the top 200 most-frequent words in the language. Available in French and Spanish, Immediate Immersion™ includes everything you need to implement TPRS® in your classroom today.

Many have called Immediate Immersion TPRS-in-a-Box because it includes a detailed teacher’s manual, complete lesson plans, story scripts, lesson slides, culture lessons, homework, and assessments.

Immediate Immersion starts off getting to know your students through the use of the target language and then moves on to focus on Terry Waltz’ Super Verbs (there is, is, has, wants, goes, and likes) before working on the most frequent vocabulary and structures of the language.

Appropriate for middle and high schools, Immediate Immersion builds language slowly so that students gain proficiency and confidence rarely achieved in traditional settings. 

Here’s what one of our teachers had to say:

“By the way, 2 weeks into using this program…oh, my lord what a difference! The first week’s student reflection was very rewarding — almost universal acclaim (a few of the native speakers and “academic” students didn’t like the repetition, but 95% said it was 100% better and many said they felt they had learned more in one week than all last semester. My lost students have started to wake up and blossom. I feel guilty now for having ripped them off!) Thank you, thank you, thank you! I still have a bit to go so as to become really good at this, but, as you said, even a bad day with TPRS is better than a good day with that one-dimensional crap I was doing before!”

—Nathan Totten

If you want your students to speak and write the language with confidence, look no further. Immediate Immersion is exactly what you need.

Comprehensible Online

Comprehensible Online is teachforjune’s online conference dedicated to bringing together highly-skilled CI presenters and teachers who want to learn about comprehensible input and implement it in their classrooms.

Comprehensible Online is innovating a new format in conferences and professional development with a 100% online experience. All presentations are videotaped so that participants can watch, pause, and rewatch at any time during the conference window. Because of the online video format, there are no conflicts with presentation schedules. Participants are able to participate in all presentations without the fear of missing one scheduled at the same time—something not possible in traditional conferences.

Workshops

A teachforjune workshop is a great way to bring professional development to you!

Whether it be a department or district in-service or you’d like to organize a local workshop in your area, teachforjune has a lot of options to provide just the right professional-development opportunity for you and your colleagues.

Select from any of our tried-and-true presentations and workshops or have us customize one specifically tailored to your needs. We offer half-day, full-day, and multiple-day workshops on a multitude of assessment, grading, classroom management, TPRS®, and other comprehensible-input topics to truly bring your teaching to the next level. 

All of our presentations and workshops come with a certification of completion upon request showing the number of contact hours you spent in training as well as offer the opportunity to earn follow-up, graduate-level credits from the University of the Pacific for an additional fee. Click here to request a certification of completion or to learn more about the credits we offer.

If you want to know more about the workshops we offer or are interested in any of these workshops or would like more information, please submit a workshop request.

Consulting

Does your department, school, or district need personal consulting services on TPRS, comprehensible-input practices, grading, assessment, starting a TPRS/CI program, classroom management, curriculum mapping, or other educational consulting?

Scott Benedict will come to your school or work “virtually” with you to meet your consulting needs and goals, including observing and guest teaching in Spanish.

If you are interested in learning more about our personalized consulting services, please fill out our Consultation Request form.

Immediate Immersion Webversity

“This was the single most-important investment of both my time and money this school year. I learned so much from Scott, gained new tools to use in the classroom, and received feedback on what I am doing in the classroom. I will definitely be back next year!”

Deborah C—May 2015

Immediate Immersion Webversity and Curriculum

“This class and the Immediate Immersion materials are SOOOO helpful! This is what I have needed for 3 years. I work so much better when I can follow a detailed program first, then maybe branch out once I get comfortable. This is making all the things you have told me in the past and other things I’ve read/watched make so much more sense. I’m very excited about it!”

Marta Stone—February 2015

Immediate Immersion Curriculum

“I have been wanting to share with you just how successful my students have been with I.I., Spanish I has been incredible!  I feel that they have learned more this year than any other year, thanks to this curriculum!”

Erin C—April 2015

Frequently-Asked Questions

Can I earn university credit?

Yes. teachforjune Workshops offers graduate-level, university credits through the University of the Pacific.

All of our workshops, webinars, Webversity™ courses, and Webinars On Demand™ qualify to earn credits.

You can read more information and download the appropriate forms at University Credit Info.

If the specific workshop/webinar that you took doesn’t have a specific enrollment form, please choose the All Other Workshops Form. You may use this form more than once specifying the different workshop/webinar you participated in.

Can I get a Certificate of Completion?

Of course! If you purchased a Webinar On Demand™, upon completion of the course and quiz, you will be able to download an automatically-generated Certificate of Completion.

For LIVE webinars and workshops, you may complete a Certificate-of-Completion Request Form and we will process your request.

Please allow up to 24 hours (more on weekends and holidays) for processing.

My school is tax exempt. Do we still have to pay sales tax?

No. If you are tax-exempt, you may email your tax-exempt status to taxexempt [at] teachforjune [dot] com or fax it to 916.367.0903 and we will gladly remove the tax from your order.

When will I receive my order?

Orders are processed manually. Please allow 24 hours for processing (longer on weekends and holidays). If after 24 hours, you’ve not received your order, please send us a message.

How do I log in to view a webinar?

You will receive an email with log-in instructions generally 1 week prior to the webinar. You will also get 2 reminders–one the day before and one an hour before. Within those emails are links that are specific to you that allow you to log in to a registered webinar.

Please log in at least 10 minutes prior to make sure you are ready to go at start time.

If you missed the live webinar or wish to re-watch the webinar, you will receive a “follow-up” email after the live webinar has aired that will contain a link and password so that you may watch the recorded webinar. Generally, individual recorded webinars are viewable for 30 days after they air live and recorded Webversity™ webinars are viewable for 1 year after the course starts.

How do I receive my digital products?

After purchasing many of our digital products, you will be presented with a download link within your account. Alternatively, you can view your available downloads by logging into your account.

Please note, that the number of times you may download digital products is restricted.

For other digital products and Immediate Immersion™, you will be given access to a special, private Google Drive where you will have access to all of the applicable files, as well as have immediate access to any updates as they are made available.

Please allow up to 24 hours (longer on weekends and holidays) for manual processing of these orders. 

For our On Demand™ products, once purchased, you will have immediate access to the various courses you purchased via the My Courses link at the top of our website.

What form of payments do you accept?

We gladly accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and school or business checks for all online transactions.

In addition to above, for in-person transactions, we also accept cash and personal checks. Unfortunately, we cannot accept personal checks through the mail.

Please make all checks payable to “Scott Benedict c/o teachforjune Workshops.”

How do I cancel my workshop/webinar registration?

Webinars on Demand™ are non-refundable.

LIVE workshops and webinars may be cancelled at any time and are refundable as follows:

LIVE Workshop and Webinar Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • 30 days or more prior to event: 100% refundable
  • 29 – 21 days prior to event:  75% refundable
  • 20 – 14 days prior to event: 50% refundable
  • 13 – 7 days prior to event: 25% refundable
  • less than 7 days prior to event: 0% refundable

To request a cancellation/refund, please submit the following form: Request Cancellation and/or Refund.

Do you offer refunds?

All purchases are final and non-refundable except as detailed below:

  • All physical products may be returned for a full refund within 30 days of purchase provided they are in new/resellable condition.
  • NO RETURNS AFTER 30 DAYS.
  • Workshops and LIVE webinars are subject to cancellation policy below.
  • On-Demand webinars, Digital products, CDs and DVDs are non-refundable.
  • No refunds/credit on damaged items.
  • No refunds on shipping charges.
  • Refunds of $500 or more require prior authorization.
  • All returns must be shipped to the following address:
    teachforjune Workshops
    ATTN: Refunds
    607 Oak Ridge Dr
    Roseville, CA 95661
  • Returns shipped anywhere else will not be accepted.

LIVE Workshop and Webinar Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • 30 days or more prior to event: 100% refundable
  • 29 – 21 days prior to event:  75% refundable
  • 20 – 14 days prior to event: 50% refundable
  • 13 – 7 days prior to event: 25% refundable
  • less than 7 days prior to event: 0% refundable

To request a cancellation/refund, please submit the following form: Request Cancellation and/or Refund.

Do you accept checks?

We only accept school or business checks. We do not accept personal checks for online orders.

Please make all checks payable to “Scott Benedict c/o teachforjune Workshops.”

Do you accept purchase orders?

Yes, teachforjune Workshops accepts purchase orders.

Please place your order and select PURCHASE ORDER as form of payment and then either email your purchase order to po [at] teachforjune [dot] com, or you can fax it to 916.367.0903.

All payments for purchase orders must be received within 10 business days of the invoice and can be paid with either a credit card or a school check.

Please make all checks payable to “Scott Benedict c/o teachforjune Workshops.”

RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT ON PURCHASE ORDERS PAID BY CREDIT CARD WITHIN 5 BUSINESS DAYS!

RECEIVE 5% DISCOUNT ON PURCHASE ORDERS PAID BY CREDIT CARD WITHIN 6-10 BUSINESS DAYS!

If you would like to take either credit card option, please let us know either in the order notes or in a separate email and we’ll send a credit-card invoice with appropriate discount.

About Me

I’m just like most of you. I’m a working teacher, teaching Spanish in a local middle school. I also create curriculum, present online and in-person, and consult with schools and districts all over the country.

I started teaching high school in the fall of 2001 and moved to teaching middle school in 2013.

I’ve been presenting all over the US and in Mexico on TPRS, grading & assessment, and comprehensible input since 2008.

Contact

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