WHAT TEACHFORJUNE CAN DO FOR YOU!

teachforjune offers many different services and products to meet your specific needs on professional development, training, and language-acquisition curricula.

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Immediate Immersion Webversity

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9 months, 20 classes, Comprehensible-Input, Grading and Assessment training.

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Immediate Immersion

Language-Immersion Naturally.

An innovative, versatile, customizable, RELEVANT TPRS® curriculum.

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Workshops

Looking for an inservice or professional development in your city? teachforjune Workshops offers a variety of content or can customize a workshop just for you or your organization!

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Webinars

Webinars offer a great professional-development opportunity from the comfort of your home. Watch them live or On Demand™.

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Webversity

Webversity™ is a series of online webinars that teach you step by step with plenty of time to implement and practice what you’ve learned between classes. With the ability to rewatch all classes for up to a year and complete support via a private forum, Webversity™ truly is a different kind of professional development.™

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On Demand

Busy schedule? Webinars On Demand™ offer you professional development on your terms. Watch them when and where you want. It’s like TiVo® for professional development.

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Consulting

Need help with grading, assessment, classroom management, curriculum planning, or other educational issue? Scott Benedict can personally assist you and get you back on track with personalized consulting.

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Immediate Immersion

Immediate Immersion™ is an innovative, versatile, customizable, RELEVANT TPRS® curriculum that focuses on students acquiring the most frequent vocabulary in a natural way.

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LOOKING FOR A WORKSHOP? BRING SCOTT TO YOU!

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

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Testimonial

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

Testimonial

Immediate Immersion Curriculum

“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 T—March 2015

Testimonial

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

Testimonial

TPRS: The Essentials Workshop


“Excellent workshop. Many teachers left with great ideas, and enthusiastic to teach TPRS. I would definitely recommend this workshop to more teachers in the area. Thank you.”

Santa Barbara, CA—April 2013

Testimonial

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

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TPRS Webversity™ Course

“I found the course extremely helpful. It provided a comprehensive description of the TPRS components and strategies and steps for implementing them.   I appreciated having access to the session recordings and the handouts to review the content between sessions. The course was very well-designed with a logical progression and it provided sufficient time between sessions to try the strategies. The meeting times were very convenient… This course was one of the best courses I have attended. Thanks!”

Online Webinar Series—February 2013

Testimonial

TPRS Basics–How to Teach Grammar

“Great job! I learned lots of beneficial information. | Informative webinar, very reasonably priced. Scott gives lots of useful ideas we can immediately put to use in the classroom. Thanks!”

Online Webinar—December 2012

Testimonial

Beginning TPRS Workshop

“Great energy and pace. I hope I can get half as good as you are at TPRS. | Very informative—Scott was very personable/animated. Thank you very much! | Good, dynamic presenter. Knowledgeable + interesting. Videos were great to see real-life examples. | Loved Q + A. Great energy! Very useful info. Thanks! | Thank you for the great & radical :-) info! | Amazing.”

San Francisco, CA—July 2011

Testimonial

Beginning TPRS Workshop

“Great info. I really enjoyed seeing your classroom videos. Most workshops don’t give realistic portrayal of student responses. Very useful. | Thanks  you, Scott, for a great workshop. Learned so much. | Thanks so much. This really get TPRS under my belt and an idea how to do this. It was great. | Awesome!! | Excellent workshop! Very good practical information that can be implemented in the classroom. | I really enjoyed Scott’s knowledge, experience, ideas and enthusiastic presentation. It was filled with very useful info. | Loved it! Awesome presenter.”

Little Rock, AR—July 2011

Testimonial

Immediate Immersion Curriculum

“Oh and the MA DOE had us give a survey out to our students about our classes and our teaching. In the open comments section, the students were so complimentary. One thanked me for not wasting her time! Another one said that she learned so much this year but she didn’t feel like she was learning as it was happening, that it just was.  :-)  I asked
them to give me their top 2 activities that helped them the most and the main responses were ‘Stories and Songs’ or ‘Stories and Free-Writes’ and a BIG one, ‘Class Novels like Brandon Brown books.'”

Melissa K—May 2015

Workshops

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

Whether it be a department or district inservice 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 our pre-made 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 technique topics to truly bring your teaching to the next level. We currently offer over 25 topics and that number is growing all of the time!

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 an inservice or local-workshop request.

If you are interested in teachforjune’s online training opportunities, please read about our webinars and webinars on demand™.

To register for one of our scheduled workshops, please checkout our workshop calendar.

Webinars

Introduction

web•i•nar: \we-b?-när\      a live online educational presentation during which participating viewers can submit questions and comments—etymology: web + seminar.

from: “webinar.” Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2010.

A teachforjune webinar is an online presentation/workshop that is accessible anywhere there is an internet connection. Generally, if you can watch a YouTube® video, you’re good to go! But just to make sure, you can test your computer settings and internet connection here.

Participating in a teachforjune webinar is much like attending any other presentation or workshop. You will be able to listen to and see the presenter, view the presentation, ask questions, and obtain handouts all from the comfort of your closest internet-connected computer!

What makes webinars great is that people from all across the world can participate in the same workshop at the same time for a fraction of the cost of a traditional workshop/presentation. There are no transportation or lodging expenses, you don’t have to eat out, you don’t have to use your gas. You can sit back in the comfort of your office or living room and participate in a great presentation.

How does it work?

When you register for a teachforjune webinar, you will receive a confirmation email.

You will receive an email approximately 1 week prior to the webinar with your individual link to access the webinar along with any handouts. You will receive reminder emails a day before and 1 hour before the webinar that also include your personal webinar link.

Be sure to log in at least 10 minutes early so you are ready to start on time.

We  also suggest that you test to see if your computer is webinar-ready prior to the live event. You can check your computer and internet connection here.

During the webinar, if you have a microphone built into your computer or on a headset, you can ask your questions or make comments orally just like you would in any other workshop. If you don’t have a microphone or prefer not to speak, you may use the chat box to type your questions and comments.

After the webinar ends, you will receive a follow-up email that will give you any additional information about the webinar and the link to the webinar recording. You will have access to this recording for 30 days following the airing of the webinar so that you may re-watch or review any part of the webinar.

It’s that simple! Really it is!

Check to see if you’re computer is webinar-ready!

Registration Information

To register for any upcoming webinars, please check out our registration page.

All webinars include a recording  of the live event so that you may review any of the information presented. This recording is available for 30 days following the airing of the live event.

Looking for group access to our selection of Webinars On Demand™? Please contact us for a quote.

Interested in a private webinar for your school or group?

teachforjune can schedule a private webinar of any of our workshops or can create a custom webinar designed to meet your school or group needs.

Private webinar prices for a one-hour online presentation, 30 minutes of questions and answers, and a recording of the webinar for review 30 days start at $299 for one login on one computer with no limit to the number of participants.

Please fill our Private Webinar Request form and we’ll get back to you with a quote!

Webversity

A different kind of professional development.™

 

The problem with conferences and workshops is that there is such a wealth of great information that the average person only takes one or two things away with them to implement in their classrooms.

teachforjune wants to change that with Webversity™ by teachforjune.

What makes Webversity™ different is that instead of giving you all of the information all at once, we teach you one skill at a time, you’ll have one to two weeks to implement and practice that skill in your classroom before coming back, debriefing your classroom experiences, and learning a new skill to implement and practice the next week or two in your classroom. This cycle continues until the end of the Webversity™ course.

Novel idea, huh?

In addition to being able to participate in the Webversity™ episodes live with full interaction, you will also have access to the recording of each Webversity™ episode for  the entire length of the course up to 1 year from the start of the course to review the new skills as you implement and practice it in your classroom!

Need support while you’re practicing your new skill? We got you covered!

You will also have access to a private, members-only forum where you can discuss any of the new skills that you’re learning in your Webversity™ course as you implement and practice them in the real world.

All of our Webversity™ courses are eligible for graduate-level university credit from University of the Pacific. Learn more.

Currently Webversity™ by teachforjune offers the following courses:

  • TPRS®: The Essentials
  • Power Grading™: The Complete System
  • Immediate Immersion™
  • Classroom Management with Kelly Ferguson

 

TPRS®: The Essentials

TPRS®: The Essentials is a teachforjune™ Webversity™ course that will teach you the essentials of TPRS® over a period of 6 months via 12 webinar episodes.

Every other week we will “meet” online to debrief the previous episode’s skill, learn a new skill, and have some time for some personal Q & A before you are invited to practice that new skill in your classroom for two weeks before we meet again. Each episode is 1.5 – 2 hours and is recorded so that you may review it at any time during the course up to a year from the start of the course.

You will also have access to a member-only, online forum so that you can connect with other Webversity™ participants and the instructor for encouragement, support, and questions as you work to master each individual skill.

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Power Grading™: The Complete System

Power Grading™: The Complete System is a teachforjune™ Webversity™ course that will teach you how to create a standards-based grading system in your classroom and how to develop accurate and effective assessments that truly assess your students’ learning. This is a 5-week course that comprises 15 hours of instruction divided over 5 webinar episodes.

Each week we will “meet” online to debrief the previous episode’s learning, learn a new component of the system, and have some time for some personal Q & A before you are invited to apply that new element in your classroom for two weeks before we meet again. Each episode is around 3 hours and is recorded so that you may review it at any time during the course.

You will also have access to a member-only, online forum so that you can connect with other Webversity™ participants and the instructor for encouragement, support, and questions as you work to apply and integrate each individual component.

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Immediate Immersion™

Using our Immediate Immersion™ Curriculum? Then this is the TPRS® course for you! The Immediate Immersion™ TPRS® Course is a teachforjune™ Webversity™ course that will teach you the essentials of TPRS®, advanced TPRS® topics, while integrating the Immediate Immersion™ curriculum including how to use all of the components, assess using the included quizzes and tests, and applying Immediate Immersion’s™ rubrics,  over a period of 9 months via 20 webinar episodes.

Every other week we will “meet” online to debrief the previous episode’s skill, learn a new skill, how to implement the Immediate Immersion™ curriculum, and have some time for some personal Q & A before you are invited to practice that new skill in your classroom for two weeks before we meet again. Each episode is 1.5 – 2 hours and is recorded so that you may review it at any time during the course.

You will also have access to a member-only, online forum so that you can connect with other Webversity™ participants and the instructor for encouragement, support, and questions as you work to master each individual skill.

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Classroom Management with Kelly Ferguson

Having issues with classroom management?

Need to brush up on your classroom-management skills?

Looking for something that works, is tried-and-true by a real TPRS®/CI teacher?

Than this is the Webversity™ course for you!

Over a period of 5 online classes, Kelly Ferguson will teach you all that you need to manage an effective and engaging classroom that is conducive to language acquisition. Not able to attend a class “live”? No problem! We’ve got you covered. All classes are recorded and you can watch them or re-watch them any time you want for 1 year from the date the first session airs live!

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On Demand

Webinars On Demand™ are perfect when you can’t be there live to participate in the live-broadcast of the webinar.

Webinars On Demand™ are like TiVo® for professional development. Once purchased, you will be able to watch, pause, rewind, fast-forward, and re-watch the webinar over and over again for full 30 days. Even the handouts are downloadable right from the video recording!

Once you’ve completed the webinar and taken the simple quiz, you’ll be able to download an automatically-generated Certificate of Completion.

We have lots of options to purchase individual webinars or webinar bundles. Once you purchase your Webinar(s) on Demand™, they will be available in your “My Courses” link at the top of the website.

To purchase any of our Webinars On Demand™, please visit the teachforjune Marketplace.

 

Consulting

Does your department, school, or district need personal consulting services on grading, assessment, starting a TPRS® 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.

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

 

Immediate Immersion™

 

An innovative, versatile, customizable, RELEVANT TPRS® curriculum, Immediate Immersion™ is based on the top 400 most-frequent words in the language. Available in French, German, and Spanish, Immediate Immersion™ includes everything you need to implement TPRS® in your classroom today.

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

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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.

Why do I have to pay sales tax?

For all products except workshops, webinars, and webinars on demand are subject to California sales tax even though you may not pay sales tax in your home state. California law bases sales tax not on the location of the buyer, but on the location of the business. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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:

  • Workshops and LIVE  webinars are subject to cancellation policy below.
  • On-Demand™ products (Webinars on Demand™, Bundles on Demand™, and Webversity on Demand™) are non-refundable.
  • Digital products are non-refundable, but may be returned for store credit within 7 days. Specific restrictions apply.
  • CDs and DVDs still in original packaging may be returned for a full refund. If opened but still in working order, a 25% restocking fee will apply.
  • All other physical products may be returned for a full refund within 30 days of purchase provided they are in resellable condition.

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.”

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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 teachforjune Workshops

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

Instead of the current paradigm of covering chapters and then moving on to new material, teachforjune turns that paradigm on its ear. teachforjune‘s assessment goal is not after each chapter or series of chapters, but a continuing and progressive evaluation of our students’ abilities with an end-goal of mastery by June. We could even look beyond that and set an ultimate goal of proficiency in the June of the final year of our programs.

What does that mean? It means that we use whole, natural language in the classroom at all times. It means that we don’t teach long lists of thematic vocabulary at a time. It means we use all tenses, direct and indirect objects, and reflexive objects from day one level one as appropriate. We do all of this with the goal in mind that they will have mastered level one material by June and will have been exposed to the entire language in a natural way from the beginning. This will best prepare them for what is to come in later levels. No more is the culture shock of moving to the past tense in level two or the subjunctive in level three. The students will be familiar with all of it from the beginning but only assessed on material that is appropriate for their particular level.

This is a revolutionary concept in foreign-language teaching.

We all know how textbooks expect all level-one students to know and understand the use of gender and agreement in the Latin-based languages after chapter one or two, that the past tense will be presented at the end of level one and concentrated on in level two, and that, for those languages that have it, the subjunctive will be introduced and focused on in level three. The textbook publishers have the expectation that our students will have mastered these topics and others by the time the chapter is finished. This flawed way of thinking is why many people in America today are not bilingual and believe that they can’t learn a foreign language.

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.

This is where TPRS® (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling), invented by Blaine Ray, comes in. TPRS® focuses on giving students not only extensive and varied comprehensible input, but couples this with personalization that engages the students like never before. Long gone are the times of the “drill ‘em and kill ‘em,” or memorization of tons of isolated vocabulary and dialogs. TPRS® strives to expose our students to the language in a natural, but personalized way that brings the language to life for each student. And with much repetition, the students acquire the vocabulary and structures necessary to communicate in their chosen language. This is where I feel that textbooks fail.

TPRS® 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.

Scott Benedict

Scott Benedict
owner

It was just after 9/11 and I was working for United Airlines. I needed a change.

I had my bachelor’s degree and I knew I wanted to teach, but I didn’t have any experience nor any teaching classes. I saw a listing for a part-time position at Arcadia High School in Arcadia, CA. I got the job. I didn’t know what I was doing, but I got the job.

The first day was scary. The kids had already been in school a month and they had only a substitute teacher that whole time, a substitute who didn’t know any Spanish. The kids were anxious to learn and I, to teach.

Having no education classes to rely upon, I taught them how I was taught, using a textbook. It didn’t take long for both my students and I to get bored. I didn’t know what to do. I searched all over for something to improve my classes. I read book upon book upon book. I went to some teaching workshops. But nothing was much help. Something had to change. That’s when I stumbled upon TPRS® and Blaine Ray. That’s the moment I truly became a teacher.

It was the beginning of second semester and my kids noticed a change. We were having fun in class, we were laughing, we were talking in Spanish, and, most importantly, they were learning!

My principal had come to observe me and he couldn’t believe his eyes. My classroom was totally different. The kids were engaged and enjoying it.

I finally was teaching Spanish and there was no looking back!

That’s how my story begins. That’s how I discovered the best job in the world. That’s how I discovered the best way to teach a foreign language.

I have been teaching using TPRS® ever since. I taught at Arcadia HS for four years and then moved to Las Vegas to teach with the great Carmen Andrews at Silverado HS. In 2009, both of us decided to open up a brand new, career and tech academy called Veterans Tribute. In 2013, I left Las Vegas and moved to Northern California and am currently teaching at W.T. Eich Middle School in Roseville, CA.

About TPRS®

TPRS® (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) is a comprehensible-input method to teaching second language developed by Blaine Ray.

TPRS® has it’s roots in both the natural approach and classical TPR (Total Physical Response) and adapts Stephen Krashen’s ideas on comprehensible input and reading to the classroom.

TPRS® aims at replicating as much as possible the experience of first-language acquisition in the atmosphere of a second-language classroom by immersing students in the language, making that language comprehensible at their level, translating only when necessary to facilitate comprehension, and using scaffolded, differentiated, repetitive questions as the vehicle to getting the language to “sound” right in the students’ heads.

In order to keep the input interesting and fun for the students, TPRS® employs story as the medium for the comprehensible-input. Whether the story be oral or written, students contribute to the overall plot by adding details and twists which keeps the engagement high as the language is effortlessly acquired as the story is developed.

Originally being vocabulary-based and having seven steps to complete daily, TPRS® has evolved into focusing on the most frequent of structures which include high-frequency vocabulary and having only three steps that are worked through throughout a week’s time.

TPRS Steps

  1. Establish Meaning—establish the meaning of the words and structures
  2. Story—ask a story using targeted structures
  3. Literacy—read a story using targeted structures

Contact

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