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August 2021

TPRS 201 – TPRS Shift – “Shifting Mindsets while Strengthening Skills”

August 31 @ 4:00 pm - December 14 @ 5:00 pm
$399

Prerequisite: TPRS 101 (You may be eligible for an exemption. Reach out to Craig Sheehy -craig@tprsbooks.com- to find out.) The TPRS Shift is a 15 week course (meeting once per week for 60-90 minutes) designed to help you gain the skills and mindsets of an effective TPRS teacher by: articulating and cultivating 15 important communication-based teaching mindsets modeling, coaching and improving basic skills with weekly mentoring and finding your TPRS style in the classroom. This course will be offered on Tuesdays beginning on Tuesday, August 31st and going for 15 weeks with Thanksgiving week off. The course will end on December 14, 2021. The time of the class will be from 4-5pm Pacific time. DISCOUNT AVAILABLE: If your school will not pay for the course, you may use the discount code SCH to receive a $75 discount off of the course.

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September 2021

TPRS 301 – TPRS Step – “Leveling Up Skills through Expansion and Variety”

September 1 @ 4:00 pm - December 15 @ 5:00 pm
$399

Prerequisite: TPRS 201 (You may be eligible for an exemption. Reach out to Craig Sheehy -craig@tprsbooks.com- to find out.) The TPRS Step course is a 15 week course (meets once a week for 60-90 minutes) whose goal it is to take your skills to the expert level by: managing the class during stories to maximize student engagement, adding a variety of ways (over 20 new tools) to do the TPRS skills increase engagement through dramatization, dialogue, and other techniques and adding “toppings” to your TPRS with 23 strategies for interest. This course will be offered on Wednesdays beginning on Wednesday, September 1st and going for 15 weeks with Thanksgiving week off. The course will end on December 15, 2021. The time of the class will be from 4-5pm Pacific time.

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TPRS 101 Online Workshop – “Getting Started with TPRS” – Sept 27-30, 2021

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - September 30 @ 7:00 pm
$199

Presenters: Blaine Ray          This is a TPRS online workshop conducted in English. 12 hours of training, 3 hours a day for 4 days. 4:00 - 7:00 Pacific time. At our workshops teachers have the unique experience of learning a language that they do not typically teach. We refer to this as the "student experience." As classroom teachers, we often forget what it is like to learn a new language. Experiencing Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling is an unparalleled professional development opportunity and it reminds us of what effective teaching is. TPRS® works at every level of language instruction and has been used in thousands of classrooms around the world for over 30 years. Come see this powerful teaching method for yourself. TPRS® 101 Workshops consist of: Second language acquisition principles and theory Presenter demonstrations of techniques for optimizing comprehensible input Participants learning to understand, read, write and speak a new language Strategies for teaching stories Individual coaching and group practice Information regarding homework, grading, timed writings, classroom management, lesson plans, scope and sequences and more All participants will receive a certificate of completion with the number of hours completed (3 hours per day) and sample…

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October 2021

TPRS (Europe) 101 Online Workshop – “Getting Started with TPRS” – Oct 5-8, 2021

October 5 @ 4:30 pm - October 8 @ 7:30 pm
$199

Presenters: Pia Koch and Craig Sheehy          This is a TPRS online workshop conducted in English. 12 hours of training, 3 hours a day for 4 days. 16:30 - 19:30 CEST / Berlin time. At our workshops teachers have the unique experience of learning a language that they do not typically teach. We refer to this as the "student experience." As classroom teachers, we often forget what it is like to learn a new language. Experiencing Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling is an unparalleled professional development opportunity and it reminds us of what effective teaching is. TPRS® works at every level of language instruction and has been used in thousands of classrooms around the world for over 30 years. Come see this powerful teaching method for yourself. TPRS® 101 Workshops consist of: Second language acquisition principles and theory Presenter demonstrations of techniques for optimizing comprehensible input Participants learning to understand, read, write and speak a new language Strategies for teaching stories Individual coaching and group practice Information regarding homework, grading, timed writings, classroom management, lesson plans, scope and sequences and more All participants will receive a certificate of completion with the number of hours completed (3…

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BEYOND THE BASICS SERIES: BTB 231 “Improv in the TPRS Classroom” with Von Ray – Oct 18-19, 2021

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - October 19 @ 7:00 pm
$149

This is an online workshop due to the CoVid-19 virus. 6 hours of training, 3 hours a day for 2 days. 4 pm to 7:00 pm Pacific Time. This is a follow-up workshop ideal for someone who has already been to a beginner workshop in 2019 or later. Participants will experience and practice skills that inject interest and engagement into the language learning process (arguably the most difficult part about the art of TPRS) through principles of improvisation and techniques that enhance the dramatization of a story.  Tips for both online teaching as well as in-person teaching will be shared. All participants will receive a certificate of completion with the number of hours completed (3 hours per day).  Presenter: Von Ray   Discounts Presenter Bios and Photos

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TPRS 101 Online Workshop – “Getting Started with TPRS” – October 25-28, 2021

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - October 28 @ 7:00 pm
$199

Presenters: Von Ray          This is a TPRS online workshop conducted in English. 12 hours of training, 3 hours a day for 4 days. 4:00 - 7:00 Pacific time. At our workshops teachers have the unique experience of learning a language that they do not typically teach. We refer to this as the "student experience." As classroom teachers, we often forget what it is like to learn a new language. Experiencing Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling is an unparalleled professional development opportunity and it reminds us of what effective teaching is. TPRS® works at every level of language instruction and has been used in thousands of classrooms around the world for over 30 years. Come see this powerful teaching method for yourself. TPRS® 101 Workshops consist of: Second language acquisition principles and theory Presenter demonstrations of techniques for optimizing comprehensible input Participants learning to understand, read, write and speak a new language Strategies for teaching stories Individual coaching and group practice Information regarding homework, grading, timed writings, classroom management, lesson plans, scope and sequences and more All participants will receive a certificate of completion with the number of hours completed (3 hours per day) and sample…

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November 2021

BEYOND THE BASICS SERIES: BTB 232 “Live Theater in the TPRS Classroom” with Von Ray – November 10-11, 2021

November 10 @ 4:00 pm - November 11 @ 7:00 pm
$149

This is an online workshop due to the CoVid-19 virus. 6 hours of training, 3 hours a day for 2 days. 4 pm to 7:15 pm Pacific Time. Are you looking for drama? This virtual training will share ideas on the following: * Tips for getting the most out of student actors * Dramatization * Using dialogue to enhance interest * Props * Improvisation Coaching and practice will be part of the training. All participants will receive a certificate of completion with the number of hours completed (3 hours per day).  Presenter: Von Ray   Discounts Presenter Bios and Photos

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