March 14, 2019 – March 16, 2019 all-day

“Peace, Love and Proficiency: Where Methodologies Meet”

Presented by Kara Parker & Mira Canion

Description: Do all methods lead to the same proficiency outcomes? Two educators from very different approaches, task-based and storytelling, will showcase the finer points of comprehensible input and proficiency-based instruction within a common unit for audience reflection and discussion about communicative language teaching.

Length: 60-minute session     Presentation in: English         Examples in: Spanish

Date/Time/Room – Session 1- Friday 7:45 AM – 8:45 AM


“Brownies with Spinach: Sneaking Grammar in Communicative Lessons”

Presented by Kara Parker

Description: Accuracy is important but how does it fit with communication? Many teachers are unsure of what to do with grammar instruction as they move toward proficiency. Rethink what is needed based on proficiency guidelines. See daily objectives and activities to teach it in context. Give the benefit of grammar without the bad taste!

Length: 60-minute session     Presentation in: English      Examples in: Spanish

Date/Time/Room – Session 13- Saturday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM