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Cohort Levels Defined

Each of these defines your TEACHING EXPERIENCE WITH Acquisition Driven Instruction (ADI), rather than your overall teaching level and experience.

 

Please read the descriptions below carefully before you register for the appropriate training level.  Keep in mind that you may be more experienced and comfortable with this by next July. 

 

If you are unsure, take this self-placement guide.

 

If someone else is registering you for the conference, please complete this information form so they will be able to complete the form accurately.

 

In each cohort there will be demonstrations, deconstructions, theory, practice and feedback.  Each will start with an overview of the basis of ADI and will work on skills appropriate to your level of expertise.

 

 

IN-PERSON TRAINING

 

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BEGINNING Training Cohort

 

You belong in a Beginning cohort if any of the following apply to you:

 

  • You have no previous experience with training in acquisition-driven instruction (ADI). 
  • You have attended previous trainings, but have yet to implement it.
  • You do not completely understand how to accomplish ADI.
  • You understand ADI but cannot implement it yet.
  • You are interested in learning how to more immediately apply a variety of fundamental skills and techniques for facilitating acquisition.

 

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ADVANCED BEGINNING Training Cohort

 

You belong in a Advanced-Beginning cohort if any of the following apply to you:

 

  • You understand acquisition-driven instruction but cannot consistently implement it.
  • You have previously attended a multi-day training in acquisition-driven instruction in which you experienced a demonstration ADI in a less commonly taught language.  (i.e.: iFLT, regional CI conference or multiple shorter ADI/CI trainings).
  • You have attempted to implement various comprehension-based readers or curriculum with(out) success.
  • You have started to explore the topic of acquisition-driven instruction on your own through books, blogs and social media.
  • You are somewhat new to the principles of second language acquisition and how they inform instruction.

 

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INTERMEDIATE-LOW Training Cohort

 

You belong in Intermediate LOW if you use ADI less than 50% of the time in your classroom, to facilitate language acquisition but have not yet gained enough skill or confidence to make those approaches your own/to develop your own style.

You belong in an Intermediate- low cohort if any of the following apply to you:

  • You have previously attended a multi-day Comprehensible Input (CI) or regional CI conference or other shorter training(s) in which you have been a student in a demonstration of CI-based strategies in a less commonly taught language.
  • You have explored the topic of acquisition-driven and/or CI-based instruction  on your own through books, blogs and social media.
  • You have a working knowledge of the principles of language acquisition and how they inform instructional practice.
  • You are interested in implementing ADI instruction more naturally with ease, consistency, and less stress.
  • You consistently use various CI-based approaches to facilitate language acquisition but have not yet gained enough skill or confidence to make those approaches your own/to develop your own style.
  • If you use ADI less than 50% of the time in your classroom, with inconsistent success. Choose this level to build foundational skills and gain confidence.

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INTERMEDIATE-MID Training Cohort

 

You belong in the Intermediate MID Cohort if you use ADI more than 50% of the time in your classroom, with fairly consistent success. Choose this level to expand your skills and make them an inherent part of your instructional practices.

You belong in an Intermediate–mid cohort if any of the following apply to you:

  • You have previously attended a multi-day Comprehensible Input (CI) or regional CI conference or other shorter training(s) in which you have been a student in a demonstration of CI-based strategies in a less commonly taught language.
  • You have explored the topic of acquisition-driven and/or CI-based instruction  on your own through books, blogs and social media.
  • You have a working knowledge of the principles of language acquisition and how they inform instructional practice.
  • You are interested in implementing  ADI instruction more naturally with ease, consistency, and less stress.
  • You consistently use various CI-based approaches (at least 50% of the time) to facilitate language acquisition but have not yet gained enough skill or confidence to make those approaches your own/to develop your own style.
  • You belong in Intermediate MID if you use ADI more than 50% of the time in your classroom, with fairly consistent success. Choose this level to expand your skills and make them an inherent part of your instructional practices.

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INTERMEDIATE-HIGH Training Cohort

 

You belong in the Intermediate HIGH Cohort if ADI is an inherent part of your instructional practices and you implement it with consistent success.  You are close to being experienced enough to teach it to others, but would like to continue to refine your skills before you venture into training others.

You belong in an Intermediate – high cohort if any of the following apply to you:

  • You have previously attended a multi-day Comprehensible Input (CI) or regional CI conference or other shorter training(s) in which you have been a student in a demonstration of CI-based strategies in a less commonly taught language.
  • You have explored the topic of acquisition-driven and/or CI-based instruction  on your own through books, blogs and social media.
  • You have a working knowledge of the principles of language acquisition and how they inform instructional practice.
  • You are interested in implementing ADI instruction more naturally with ease, consistency, and less stress.
  • You consistently use various CI-based approaches (at least 50% of the time) to facilitate language acquisition but have not yet gained enough skill or confidence to make those approaches your own/to develop your own style.
  • If ADI is an inherent part of your instructional practices and you implement it with consistent success.  You are close to being experienced enough to teach it to others, but would like to continue to refine your skills before you venture into training others.
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INTERMEDIATE and EXPERIENCED-ELEMENTARY Training Cohort

 

You belong in an Intermediate and Experienced- Elementary Cohort if your primary teaching assignment is with K-6 students and you use various CI-based approaches (at least 50% of the time)  to facilitate language acquisition and would like to expand your skill or confidence to make those approaches your own/to develop your own style and you are interested in further developing the following ADI skills as they apply to young students.

You belong in an Intermediate- Elementary cohort if any of the following apply to you:

  • Your primary teaching assignment is with K-6 students.
  • You have previously attended a multi-day Comprehensible Input (CI) or regional CI conference or other shorter training(s) in which you have been a student in a demonstration of CI-based strategies in a less commonly taught language.
  • You have explored the topic of acquisition-driven and/or CI-based instruction on your own through books, blogs and social media.
  • You have a working knowledge of the principles of language acquisition and how they inform instructional practice.
  • You are interested in implementing ADI instruction more naturally with ease, consistency, and less stress. You use various CI-based approaches (at least 50% of the time) to facilitate language acquisition and would like to expand your skill or confidence to make those approaches your own/to develop.

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EXPERIENCED ADI PRACTITIONERS:  MAKE-IT/TAKE-IT CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP

 

This is a specialized workshop format for experienced ADI teachers who want to work on Curriculum and Assessments.  Teachers will work under the guidance of a trained and experienced leader.  Throughout the week you will develop or refine your current curriculum or  create new assessments aligned to curriculum.  Bring materials to work with through the week.

 

 

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SPECIAL COHORT–BY APPLICATION ONLY

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PREPARATION OF NEW TRAINERS FOR THE FUTURE

 

There are many language teachers who would like and need training to be better prepared for the future of our profession.  However, there are too few trainers to prepare all of them.  This cohort will train you in how to explain ADI, how to demonstrate the skills necessary to implement it in their own classrooms, how to create a lesson plan appropriate for teachers beginning their ADI journey, and how to reach that audience.  You will also learn how to coach using the techniques developed by The Coaching Team© and implemented at IFLT.  

 

This cohort is by application only.  Complete the application here:  Application  no later than APRIL 1, 2022.  You will be notified no later than APRIL 15.  Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, you will receive a code to register at the Early Bird price of $399.

 

This is for experienced and experts in ADI.  You must teach and preach all things Acquisition in the classroom.  You must come into this cohort prepared in the basics of Stephen Krashen’s hypotheses and the experience from your own classroom.  Your application must show this level of knowledge.

 

 

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VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

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A COMBINED BEGINNING AND ADVANCED BEGINNING TRAINING COHORT

 

For those Beginning and trying again to start their journey towards language acquisition. If you are new to Acquisition Driven Instruction or are still building your expertise, we are offering an online Training Cohort for you.  You will have an online Team, dedicated to your training.  The team will consist of trainers and coaches, all there to help you gain the knowledge to take this back to your classroom.  In addition to your team, you will have featured presentations, language demonstrations and more–all on zoom and all just for your group.

 

 

 

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