Institute for Educational Development

Location: ANAHEIM
Date: April 20, 2018

$249.00 per person
Group Price: $229.00
*For 3 or more people regestering at the same time

Accelerate Your Students’ Use of the Target Language: Interactive, High-Engagement Activities that Work

(Grades 6-12)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Sabrina Janczak

Award-Winning World Language Teacher and Presenter

Specifically Designed for World Language Teachers, Department Heads and Administrators Serving Middle Schools and High Schools

  • Proven strategies to keep your students speaking in the target language 90+% of class time
  • New, innovative techniques to increase engagement and accelerate communicative proficiency in the target language
  • Practical activities to engage all of your students in the target language from day one
  • Ready-to-use ideas and powerful methods that increase instructional time in the target language and are authentic and meaningful

Practical Strategies

Research indicates that effective language instruction must provide significant levels of meaningful communication and interactive feedback in the target language in order for students to develop language and cultural proficiency … ACTFL therefore recommends that language educators and their students use the target language as exclusively as possible (90% plus) at all levels of instruction during instructional time and, when feasible, beyond the classroom.         – ACTFL Position Statement, May 2010

Do you need practical ideas of how to meet the ACTFL recommendation of using the target language 90+% of the time in your classroom? Do you have students who do not stay in the target language? Do you have students who are not always motivated? Do you have students who need interactive activities? This engaging seminar will answer these questions with ready-to-use, low-prep activities that will help you develop a classroom atmosphere where students enjoy using their new language skills to communicate meaningful messages.

You will learn to build on the characteristics of today’s millennial students to enhance their language learning. In this outstanding NEW seminar, award-winning world language teacher Sabrina Janczak will share dozens of highly engaging and interactive activities designed to accelerate your students’ use of the target language both inside and outside the classroom. Sabrina will share a wealth of practical, easy to prepare activities for language learning with variations for all levels.

You will leave this seminar with an extensive world language instruction resource handbook and dozens of strategies you will be able to use immediately to accelerate your students’ use of the target language.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Use the Target Language from Day One
    Discover ways to have your students understand the target language effortlessly from the first hour in your classroom
  2. Learn from an Award-Winning World Language Teacher
    Sabrina brings years of world language teaching experience and has a deep passion for sharing what works with other world language teachers … Learn proven techniques designed to match the needs of today’s students and build their motivation for communicating in the target language
  3. Lower Your Students’ Affective Filter to Promote Optimal Language Acquisition
    Discover innovative techniques that promote a safe and respectful environment in which language acquisition can flourish
  4. Use Classroom-Proven Strategies to Differentiate Your Target Language Instruction
    Provide scaffolding for target language acquisition through innovative techniques that match the needs and learning styles of your students
  5. Facilitate Language Acquisition Seamlessly
    Discover innovative techniques that will more deeply engage your students in listening and acquiring the language without exhausting themselves
  6. Promote Interpersonal Communication
    Become an expert in facilitating interpersonal communication so essential in language acquisition … Here’s how
  7. Get Your Students Reading in the Target Language from the First Few Weeks
    Learn ways to model sustained silent reading for optimal target language acquisition
  8. Create a Classroom Where Students Love Using the Target Language
    Learn proven techniques to maximize students’ use of the target language through clear expectations, established processes and structures to sustain a safe, supportive, self expressive, and resource rich environment
  9. Accelerate Target Language Acquisition Through Interpretive Communication
    Discover easy-to-implement ways to deliver reading and listening that appeal to your students
  10. Receive an Extensive World Language Instruction Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive world language resource handbook with ready to use materials specifically designed for this seminar … Receive a wealth of practical ideas, information and activities that promote use of the target language and can be implemented right away

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Motivating strategies to engage your students in the target language 90+% of the time
  • Dozens of low-prep, low-cost, high engagement, high impact, ready-to-go activities that encourage the sustained use of the target language
  • How to more effectively differentiate your world language instruction
  • Engaging target language activities you can use from the first day of class
  • Proven ways to get immediate buy-in from your students
  • Numerous tips and tools to remain comprehensible in the target language
  • Practical ways to have students self-monitor their progress in using the target language
  • How to create embedded readings in the target language
  • Innovative ways to more deeply engage all your students, even the most reluctant language learners
  • Low-prep activities that yield maximum language acquisition
  • How to teach target language literature without making it sound stuffy and pretentious

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

How important is it to you that your students truly acquire the language you love teaching them? How often have you heard from adults around you that they took multiple years of a language while in school but they do not remember anything? This sad reality does not have to endlessly perpetuate itself.

I know from experience that there are strategies and techniques you can use that will guarantee that your students come back to your class after a summer off and still be able to understand and speak the language. This is my reality and it can be yours, too.

I invite you to join me at my seminar and share my experience to become part of that change. My students have excelled and continue to do so. My consistent goal has always been to instill in them the skills to effectively communicate in another language.

I would be honored to meet you and share my experiences with you. I know through our collaboration we can make a difference in the lives of our students. I can’t wait to work with you!

Sabrina Janczak

P.S. This seminar is not about theory, but will instead focus on practical ideas that I know from my years in the classroom will accelerate your students’ use of the target language.

Who Should Attend

World Language Teachers, Department Heads and Administrators Serving Middle Schools and High Schools

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive world language resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Descriptions of all activities presented in the seminar, with variations for all levels of instruction
    • Sample applications of the strategies presented at the seminar
    • Specific techniques to increase student engagement
    • Ready to use ideas to maximize student use of the target language
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in increasing target language use in the world language classroom.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Sabrina Janczak will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own world language program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    Brandman University Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.