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.
BEGINNING Training Cohort
You belong in a Beginning cohort if any of the following apply to you:
ADVANCED BEGINNING Training Cohort
You belong in a Advanced-Beginning cohort if any of the following apply to you:
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
SPECIAL COHORT–BY APPLICATION ONLY
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.
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.