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July 17-20

Monday, July 16 – Pre-conference Coaching for Coaching Workshop

School for Creative and Performing Arts
108 W. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH  45202


iFLT 2018 – Participant Info -Everything from A- Z

What is iFLT?

iFLT (International Forum on Language Teaching) is a grassroots group inspired by Dr. Stephen Krashen, creator of the Comprehension (Input) Hypothesis and numerous other theories that have helped to shape contemporary views on language acquisition.

iFLT is dedicated to helping teachers align their instructional approach(es) with the principles of SLA (second language acquisition). If you are interested in teaching for proficiency using CI-based strategies, the iFLT Conference is a must-attend event!

Unrivaled 3-step Training

1) Observe SLA-informed strategies in action as you observe live language classes with real students, grades 3 – 12, taught by seasoned, (inter)nationally recognized ‘language faclitators.

2) Learn innovative strategies and train with the nation’s top SLA-focused trainers.

3) Improve your skills and practice CI-based strategies in a personalized cohort format with experienced, highly-trained  coaches.

Whether you are an experienced SLA-focused teacher or you are new to CI-based instruction, iFLT offers training specifically designed to meet your unique needs. Choose from  FIVE conference tracks,

So Much In Store!

Pre-Conference Coaching for Coaches:  During this day-long workshop, you will practice basic and advanced skills and learn how to evaluate and give feedback to others in a way that is encouraging and supportive.

Teaching Labs: Gain real classroom TCI experience under the guidance of a lead teacher. For experienced TCI teachers, by application only.

Learning Labs: Observe live language classes taught by master CI teachers.

Roundtable Forums: Concentric and socratic forums designed to inform, inspire and challenge participants.

Collaboration Rooms: Open rooms for planning, discussing, collaborating and/or brainstorming. See the “Collab Room” Schedule for tasks and topics.

Lunch-time Talks5-minute talks designed to share golden nuggets of wisdom, inspirational messages, and/or powerful strategies.

5 Conference Tracks!:
Beginning, Advanced Beginning, Intermediate and Experienced Tracks

Exclusive Chinese Track: 
Learn powerful strategies specific to teaching Chinese. Linda Li will share tricks & tips for deep acquisition and literacy development.

Our Presenters

We have scheduled some of the best speakers, teachers, and presenters from around the world to make the conference a tremendous success for you.  Hear from the very best in foreign language teaching.

Our Coaches

Coaching moves participants from theory to practice. Practice CI-based strategies in small groups with highly trained and experienced coaches. 

  •      Process techniques and ask questions.
  •      Apply new skills and refine existing skills in a non-threatening, nonjudgmental environment.
  •      Inform your own practice by observing others during the coaching process.

Travel & Lodging


151 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA – T: + 1 513-354-4043

Walking distance to school and one block from Street Car.

$169 per night
Rate includes a Continental Breakfast, including (2) Hot Entrees (Chef’s Choice) for up to (2) people per room.


Hampton Inn and Suites Cincinnati Downtown


Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel

36 East Fourth Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


Residence Inn Cincinnati Downtown/The Phelps

 506 East 4th Street · Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


AC Hotel Cincinnati at The Banks

135 Joe Nuxhall Way Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


Flying into Cincinnati

CVG – Cincinatti – Northern Kentucky International Airport

P.O. Box 75200, Cincinnati, OH 45275 ~ info@cvgairport.com


Ground Transportation

Lyft and Uber are authorized to operate at CVG.
Public Transit – 5a.m. – midnight – Visit online
Taxi – from Bag Claim Door 5 – $34 to downtown
Van Service to downtown –$24 (Roundtrip – $36)

IFLT Conference FAQ’s

If you have questions before or after you register the answers might be here.  These are the most frequently asked questions about the iFLT conference.  Of course if you don’t find the answer here please feel free to EMAIL US.

Language Camp

Grades 4-12 and Adults

Hands -on, Interactive Learning Experience focusing on:

– Music: Learn common phrases through music.
– Stories: Create and hear a variety of interesting stories.
– Videos: Interact in the language through vide0-based content.
– Conversation: Naturally pick up useful phrases through authentic and relevant conversations.
– Reading: Level-appropriate readings strategically written with students’ needs and interests in mind.

University Credit Options

Not only is the iFLT conference a great opportunity for you to improve your teaching skills and become an even better Foreign Language Ambassador, you can also gain university credit.  Semester hours from University of the Pacific, Center for Professional and Continuing Education are available for attending the iFLT conference.

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