ETPRS16 conferentie 7 & 8 oktober Vathorst College Amersfoort

ETPRS16_LTM5_flyer

ETPRS16 flyer & LTM5 op de deurmat

Als je lid ben van Levende Talen dan heb je afgelopen vrijdag het Levende Talen Magazine nummer 5 op je deurmat gevonden, met daarbij de flyer voor de ETPRS16 conferentie op 7 & 8 oktober 2016 op het Vathorst College in Amersfoort, die wij hier al eerder aan hebben gekondigd.

De conferentie is voor taaldocenten die meer willen weten over TPRS en voor taaldocenten die al werken met TPRS. Er is voor beide groepen een apart conferentie programma. De conferentie is voor MVT-docenten in alle lagen van het onderwijs, ook voor leerkrachten basisonderwijs en voor NT2 docenten. Je kunt tijdens deze conferentie o.a. TPRS lessen aan echte leerlingen observeren en veel TPRS technieken zelf uitproberen. De voertaal tijdens de conferentie is Nederlands en Engels.

Als je meer wilt weten over deze conferentie, lees dan verder over ETPRS16 op de site van het TPRS Platform.

Daar we tijdens ETPRS16 in een school zitten die gewoon in vol bedrijf is, is het aantal plaatsen beperkt. Als je je wilt verzekeren van een plaats, schrijf je dan snel hier in!

SAVE THE DATE! ETPRS16 vrijdag 7 & zaterdag 8 oktober 2016

TPRS-def-RGBVoor het eerst organiseert de Stichting TPRS Platform in Nederland een grote TPRS conferentie en wel op vrijdag 7 en zaterdag 8 oktober 2016 !

Tijdens ETPRS16 kunnen (aankomende) TPRS docenten TPRS lessen aan leerlingen, workshops, lezingen en presentaties bijwonen van ervaren TPRS docenten uit de hele wereld.

De locatie wordt zo snel mogelijk bekend gemaakt, dus reserveer de data vast in je agenda, want dit mag en wil je niet missen!

En houd de website van het TPRS Platform in de gaten om je als eerste in te kunnen schrijven! Want vol=vol! http://www.tprsplatform.nl

NTPRS 15 – The second day – Tuesday the 21rst of July

“Shakira” wants a boy with a motorcycle

Today was the second day of NTPRS15. The programm started again at 8 o’clock. I first went to the workshop of Alina Filipescu: How to expand a 2 day TPRS story to two weeks. Here’s the hand-out of Alina’s workshop. Alina is a 7th and 8th grade Spanish Teacher, Kraemer MS, Placentia, CA | Blaine Ray Workshops Presenter | TPRS/CI Teacher Trainer at Foreign Languages Academy and Tutoring, Placentia, CA. The description of the workshop as mentioned in the schedule: “In order to learn different Comprehenible Input (CI) techniques, participants will acquire Romanian through PQA, TPR, TPRS, and embedded readings. CI brain breaks will be added throughout the workshop such as games, songs, etc. In addition to the CI techniques, teachers will also learn how to use fun movements that accompany expressions requiring all students to show participation throughout the lesson

Dialogue in Linda Li's Chinese Mandarin class

Dialogue in Linda Li’s Chinese Mandarin class

(i.e. How sad!, What a shame!, It is a problem, etc…). These movements make the lesson fun and interactive and will be added unexpectadly in the storytelling process. Participating teachers will see samples of some of the ideas presented via pictures/videos of middle school lessons.”

Dialogue in Linda Li's Chinese Mandarin class

Dialogue in Linda Li’s Chinese Mandarin class

At 10.45 was the second part of the Chinese Mandarin lesson for beginners by Linda Li and Bryce Hedstrom. Because there were so many participants yesterday, the workshop was replaced to another, bigger room. But again: full house! There happens so moch in Linda’s lesson, too much to tell about. it’s good bryce is there to debrief. What I liked very much were Linda’s speech bubbles. And she has a beautiful and clear handwriting!

Carol Gaab: Developing a flexible, 'personalized' curriculum

Carol Gaab: Developing a flexible, ‘personalized’ curriculum

During lunch time I went swimming in the pool to have some physical exercice and then at 2.15 PM I went to Carol Gaab’s workshop Developing a flexible personalized curriculum. There was overlap with the workshop at iFLT, but this one was longer and had more hands-on. In the schedule it is decribed as: ” If the thought of writing curriculum makes you shudder, cringe and/or grimace, you definitely do not want to miss this session! Come learn how to efficiently design curriculum that is engaging, flexible and effective for SLA. Learn how to use themes to give lessons direction and purpose, how to backward plan from any source, whether a textbook, a vocabulary list or a novel and how to use authentic resources as a compelling source of CI. Discover unique resources that will help you create a rich, comprehensive curriculum, along with quick and easy strategies for organizing a student-centered curriculum with minimum effort and maximum creativity. Participants should bring at least one source (i.e. vocabulary list, a novel, a textbook) from which they will backward plan and begin the design process.” Keywords: Define- Refine-Combine. Carol uses a lot of traditional ways a having more repetition e.g. by reading with multiple choice questions and basing the reading on a short video or (funny) commercial. Carol’s hand-out: NTPRS Curric. HOGaab

Blaine Ray, Using yourself as a parallel character

Blaine Ray, Using yourself as a parallel character

At 5 PM a new round of sessions started and I went to Blaine’s : Using yourself as a parallel character. Described in the schedule as: “All TPRS should have student actors. Student actors are taught to answer a question and if they can’t answer the question they read it. Part of that questioning process might include yourself as a parallel character. If the main student has a problem, then the teacher doesn’t have a problem. If the main character goes to Spain, then the teacher goes to France. This allows a great amount of conversation between the teacher and the student actors and the teacher in the class using first person. It works amazingly well.” Blaine  did a demo with to participants and then we worked in groups of three ot practice this skill – one was student/character, one was ‘class’ and one the teacher.

In Michael Miller's studio NTPRS15

In Michael Miller’s studio NTPRS15

At 6.30 the exhibitor’s room opened and there was a reception. I first went to my room and when I arrived there it was not very busy anymore. I bought some books and then I went to look for my Dutch colleagues to go to Michael Miller to record the Dutch part of the song for Michael’s slideshow on Friday.