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Free Webinar: Comprehensible Input (CI): Why, What and How?
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Center for Language Instruction and Coordination, University of Illinois

When: Monday, January 14, 2019
Where: United States

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Comprehensible Input (CI): Why, What and How?
Description: What's CI? Why is it crucial for language acquisition? And how do teachers implement it in the classroom?! The webinar will begin with an introduction into Dr. Krashen's Comprehensible Input Hypothesis and contrast Comprehensible Input (CI) teaching with traditional or grammar-based language instruction. The presenter (a seasoned CI teacher, who actually is a product of CI instruction) will then describe practical ways to deliver comprehensible input to world language students, applicable to all ages. Participants will learn about techniques such as CardTalk, MovieTalk, Visual Lectures and a few input games for fun! Whether you'd like to incorporate a bit more input into your classes or you're ready to ditch the textbook altogether, this webinar will give you the tools necessary to make language acquisition happen in your classroom.

Presenter: AnneMarie Chase is a Spanish teacher at Douglas High School, in Minden, Nevada. She holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Masters degree in Teaching Spanish from the University of Southern Oregon in collaboration with the Universidad de Guanajuato, in Mexico. She is the recipient of the Professional Language Association of Nevada's 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award. She is a passionate student of language acquisition theory and believes that personalized and compelling Comprehensible Input is the key ingredient for language acquisition. AnneMarie is committed to providing CI for her students through free reading, storytelling, Movie Talks, story listening and One-Word-Images while integrating authentic resources, cultural events, music and humor into her lessons. To learn more about AnneMarie, visit her blog:

Date: Monday January 14, 2019

Time: 7:00pm Eastern /6:00pm Central / 4:00pm Pacific

Duration: 1 hour (40-minute presentation, followed by 20 minutes for Q&A)

Audience: All language educators welcome! The webinar will be in English.

Cost: free

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