Presenters at September 24, 2022
Marianne De Best
At an international school, and with never-ending energy, Marianne teaches Dutch as a second (or third, or fourth) language to young children. Marianne is a natural in teaching TPRS and loves variation in her classes. She creates many CI materials to give her students access to more language input.
For Marianne, the path to language acquisition consists of building relationships with her students, creating stories together, acting them out, having fun and fostering a love for reading!
Nicole de Boer
Nicole de Boer studied Russian language and literature and started teaching Dutch in Moscow more than 20 years ago. She has been teaching Dutch as a second language in Amsterdam ever since to individuals and groups of students from various backgrounds, among whom soccer players of Ajax.
She came across TPRS about five years ago. It has shown her the importance of creating a safe learning environment, as well as making every lesson as comprehensible as possible with every means possible.
Her new mission in life is to get everybody – including language teachers – to draw.
As a teacher and teacher trainer in the field of language education, Hélène teaches languages without a textbook or vocabulary lists. She develops high impact classes in which the language is used in a natural, easy and fun way. Apart from her work as a language teacher, she also runs the school library, supervises English debates and organises various international activities for the school. And last but not least, she trains teachers to work with CI and thus to also create high impact language classes.
Charlotte Dincher has been happily teaching Comprehensible Input methods at a German state school for many years. After her flame was ignited at TPRS conferences in the USA, she became a trainer herself and has instructed other teachers at many international conferences and schools. She is also blogging and sharing material on her website www.sprachenbesserlehren.de. “Lost in London” is her first published TPRS reader for beginners of English as a second language.
Judy was born in the US but has been living in Africa and France all her adult life. She taught English in French high schools and is still teaching English to adults. Judy is best known for the Agen Workshop, the first TPRS/CI conference in Europe, in the lovely ambience of Agen, France, which she has been organising for 7 years now, together with Lilian Stirling. This year, the 8th edition will take place.
Presentation Very Narrow Listening - Round 3
Since finishing an M.A. in TESOL in 2002 Lisa has taught students of all levels from preschool through university and beyond. For the past decade, Lisa has been using stories to teach English to young learners in Hungary. She is a trained TPRS coach, teacher trainer, and frequent presenter at language teaching conferences. She has written and edited English language teaching materials for several publishers, ministries of education, and language learning programs including Story Soup, a story-based curriculum for young English language learners.
Read Lisa's artikcle "Listening to read: Supporting young learners in developing L2 literacy") at https://www.e-tas.ch/journal/issues/winter-20212022
Daniel Kline Logsdon-Dubois
Daniel Dubois teaches Breton and English in Brittany and teaches French via Skype. He has been using CI since 2013 but has always used stories, humor and role playing to engage his students.
As the son of the Agen Workshop organizer and as a TPRS teacher of Breton in Brittany, Daniel is an experienced TPRS/CI teacher. He learned Breton as an adult, mostly by having conversations with the elderly people in Brittany. With his classes, he strives to keep the language alive and create interest among young people in their native language.
Pia Koch is a German teacher in Germany. discovered TPRS in 2020 and has been using it in her online German classes ever since. Already, several other CI-teachers are taking her German classes. Pia is an expert at teaching online and has already presented workshops about TPRS and online teaching. She also enjoys taking long walks with her dog and drinking tea.
Youtube-channel with online classes:
Presentatie Enjoy teaching online - Ronde 3
In 2007 Alike Last introduced TPRS in the Netherlands and since 2008 she develops and gives CI/TPRS/TPR workshops for world language teachers. She is also a French CI/TPRS teacher for adults, and with her colleagues from Vrolijk & Frans ("Funny & French") she developed a continuousFrench CI curriculum from beginners until the CEFR level A2/B1. Every summer Alike attends the NTPRS and iFLT conferences in the USA, to keep her CI knowledge up to date. She’s co-founder of the Dutch TPRS Platform and organised the ETPRS conferences in 2016 and 2018.
Website French classes: https://www.vrolijkenfrans.nl/
Carmen is docente Spaans en ondernemer, en "Nederlandse met een Spaans hart". Ze runt haar eigen talenschool met Spaans, Frans, Nt2 en Italiaans. En met 'Meester' als achternaam kun je natuurlijk niet anders dan je talenschool "Talenmeester" noemen. Daarnaast leidt zij samen met Kirstin Plante het opleidingsinstituut Dynamic Language Learning, waar ze cursussen en workshops geeft en ontwikkelt.
Froukje Moritz is an experienced teacher of Dutch as a second language for illiterate or non-alphabetized people. She is also a highly engaged teacher who deeply believes in 'learning by doing'. Froukje feels that humor is a universal binding force which improves the in-class experience by diffusing the tension. It lightens the classroom atmosphere and facilitates learning itself. One of Froukje's strong points is teaching people who have had little or no education; especially unable to read and write.
Her focus is on real-life language use. Language is not just learned from a book. That is why she is placing students in a situation similar to the real world.
Al sinds 2007 ontwikkelt Kirstin trainingen en workshops voor talendocenten die willen leren lesgeven met begrijpelijke-input, en momenteel leidt zij samen met Carmen Meester het opleidingsinstituut Dynamic Language Learning. Als docente Spaans gaf zij tien jaar lang exclusief les met TPRS, en als docententrainer gaf zij trainingen in Japan, Europa en de Verenigde Staten. Eenmaal per jaar geeft zij in de Verenigde Staten een training aan docentenopleiders, en aan CI-docenten die zelf de ambitie hebben om docententrainer te worden. Daarnaast runt Kirstin een uitgeverij en een boekwinkel, beide met de focus op begrijpelijke-inputmaterialen.
Caspar is a Latin and Greek teacher whose focus the last 15 years has been on active mastery of Latin and Ancient Greek, to be able to fluently read these languages in a natural way. In 2005 he founded ADDISCO where a small team teaches students and adults Latin, Greek, ancient history, philosophy, archeology and art. Casper also trains Latin teachers in The Netherlands and abroad.
Dr. Liam Printer
Dr. Liam Printer is the Leader of Pedagogical Innovation and Approaches to Learning at the International School of Lausanne in Switzerland where he also teaches Spanish in the middle and high school. His Doctorate in Education focussed on motivation and teaching languages through storytelling and his research has been published in two peer reviewed journals. He has already been invited as the keynote speaker at the Irish Association of Spanish Teachers national conference and The Goethe Institute Annual Conference in London. Liam has also been invited to present at a variety of international language teaching conferences around the world. He has worked as an educational consultant focussing on teaching languages with compelling, comprehensible input with schools in Australia, Finland, China, The US, Luxembourg, Belgium, Denmark and Switzerland.
Liam hosts The Motivated Classroom podcast, which has reached over 150,000 downloads after 75 episodes: liamprinter.com/podcast.html
Joyce van Ruiten
Joyce van Ruiten, originally a French B teacher, is currently working as an MYP Dutch B teacher at the International School of Amsterdam, an IB school. For the past 19 years she has taught French and Dutch as foreign languages, both in the Netherlands and in Malaysia. Joyce focusses her professional development on TPR Storytelling and Visible Thinking Strategies, and as a Google Certified Trainer she is also passionate about the application of IT in the foreign language class.
Millaray teaches Spanish at the Steinerskolen in Norway. She has been working as a Spanish teacher for almost 7 years and as a music teacher for 10 years. Since she also has a degree in Waldorf pedagogy, she has many teaching tools to share. Millaray is currently working on a podcast about CI-approaches.
Kathrins CI journey started in college in the United States. Since 2016 she teachers German exclusively through Story Listening to children and adults. Currently, Kathrin is pursuing an MA English/Linguistics. Kathrin has led Story Listening workshops in Germany, the Netherlands and the US and is promoting SLA theory with Stories First.
Stories First Foundation: https://storiesfirst.org/
Phil Smith is originally from Dublin, Ireland. He is a teacher of French in a secondary school in Co. Kildare. He believes that the best classrooms are ones where teachers and students can demonstrate creativity in an environment of humour and collaboration. In addition to other TPRS and CI activities, Phil uses drawing and visual thinking strategies in his lessons as much as possible as it has brought more clarity, enjoyment and engagement into the classroom.
Janique has more than 30 years of experience in teaching Dutch and reading to illiterate immigrants in Belgium. In 2007, she started developing "Zwart op Wit", a course in technical reading for illiterate adults.
She also trains teachers in teaching strategies for this specific group of learners at the Centre for Professional Development and Education. And because she highly values pleasure reading, she runs a website with reviews of books that are suitable for learners of Dutch as a Second Language.
Website cursus Zwart op Wit: https://ikleer.net