Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Alyssa Villarreal is a dynamic and creative world language educator, author, curriculum developer, and teacher coach. She has been teaching, coaching educators and developing curricula for more than 20 years. Alyssa works with educators and schools across the country and internationally to develop meaningful language programs at all levels of instruction. She is a regular presenter at national, regional and state conferences.

Alyssa is the author of Increasing Performance in the Target Language to Strengthen Your Students’ Communicative Proficiency (Grades 6-12), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Additional authorship credits include her role as being one of the authors of a national framework publication, which impacts today’s world language classrooms: the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Project.

Alyssa’s seminars are always exciting and inspiring as well as practical and applicable. Participants in her seminars consistently give her outstanding evaluations and leave with many classroom-proven activities and ideas they can immediately implement in their own world language classrooms.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Attending a seminar with Alyssa Villarreal is such an inspiring experience.”

“After Alyssa’s seminar, I was inspired to help my students learn how to own their proficiency and evaluate themselves confidently.”

“Alyssa made essential points about proficiency-based teaching that usually get lost in theory clear and actionable.”

“Alyssa helped me differentiate between levels in a way that I can then easily explain to my students.”

“Alyssa’s seminar helped me understand where to set the bar for my students and why it should be there.”

“Alyssa takes the fear out of changing your teaching approach by making proficiency real and tying it to strategies you’re already implementing in the classroom.”

“Alyssa shows you how to tweak what is already working in your class in order to get the most out of your students.”