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


July 17-20 – Conference


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

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: This workshop is a way for you teachers who are Experienced in TCI to expand your own teaching skills and to prepare you for taking these skills home to your own districts or regions.  During this day-long session 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 is:

  •      A way to process the techniques that you are learning
  •      An opportunity to polish your new-found skills in a non-threatening environment
  •      A chance to observe other teachers in order to inform your own practice
  •      The space where one can become seasoned in teaching with acquisition
  •      An occasion to feel stretched and encouraged

Coaching is NOT:

  •      Someone yelling at you for doing it “wrong”
  •      A place of judgment
  •      A waste of time

In other words,

Coaching is what moves teachers from theory to practice.  It is the glue that makes “teaching for acquisition” stick.  Being coached is DOING. Work in small groups with highly trained and experienced coaches on whatever skills you wish to practice.  These coaching sessions are crafted to be low-stress and highly effective. Or come in to ask about any topic that you need clarified.

 ~ Michelle Kindt,  Coaching Coordinator

Travel & Lodging


151 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA – T: + 1 513.354.4066

Walking distance to school and one block from Street Car.

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

Conference Transportation/Parking Info

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Flying into Cincinnati

CVG – Cincinatti – Northern Kentucky International Airport

P.O. Box 75200, Cincinnati, OH 45275 ~

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 & Car 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.

FREE to Indian Hills and Cincinnati Public Schools students
Within district, to register contact:
Susan Underwood  at
Lisa Schauer  at

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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