Fluency Fast Pre-Conference

Denver Fluency Fast Pre-Conference Language Classes before the International Forum on Language Teaching
July 7-10, 2017 (Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday, Monday)
(Not attending IFLT, too?  Not a World Languages Teacher?  Click here.)

1 class: $299.00 (3 1/2 days)*
2 classes: $400 (3 1/2 days)*  (This option is no longer available.  We have tried and tried to make it possible to fit 30 hours of classes into 4 days and also plan extension activities.  It's not mathematically possible.  So teacher who signs up for one class and would like to audit (quietly observe) another on breaks, s/he will be allowed to without paying additional fees.  The caveat is that participation in extension activities can only be done in one language.  i.e. you can't attend the Spanish and Mandarin immersion lunches.)

Dr. Stephen Krashen gives a special presentation Monday evening. Included in 3 1/2 day and 1 day registrations.

With registration to IFLT, The International Forum on Language Teaching, $50 off:

One class --- coupon code:  IFLT-1
Two classes --- coupon code:  IFLT-2

To register for IFLT, complete your registration.  Receive your confirmation email.  Register through IFLT. 
(For secret IFLT $50 discount code, forward your Fluency Fast registration to: vicki @ fluencymatters. com)
There are no other discounts.  Discounts cannot be combined.  

Beginning Mandarin for Adults with Linda Li
Advanced French for non-native French teachers and speakers with Sabrina Janzcak
Advanced Spanish for non-native Spanish teachers and speakers
Beginning Spanish with Leslie Davison

Intermediate Spanish with Karen Rowan

Dr. Krashen's Monday evening presentation is free with registration to Fluency Fast or IFLT.

Regardless of your class choice, Krashen's presentation is included in your registration.  Please do not register for more than one (1 class / 2 classes or just Monday).  Double registration will over-charge you unnecessarily!

A special presentation by Dr. Stephen Krashen, Monday, 4pm 

TPRS / CI classes for French and Spanish teachers who want to improve their own language skills, but don't want to take more grammar classes.  Content-based, Sheltered Subject Matter Classes using TPRS and Comprehensible Input at an Advanced level. 

 

 

 

 


 

 

FULL SCHEDULES BELOW FOR ALL LANGUAGES

CONTACT: 719-633-3000 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fluency Fast Denver Language Institute, SPANISH, North High School, July 7-10, 2017
  Beginning Spanish with Leslie Davison Intermediate Spanish with Karen Rowan Advanced Spanish with TBA and Nathalia Sanchez
Friday, 3pm-7:30pm 101 108 109
Saturday, 8:30a,-1:30pm 101 108 109
Lunch on your own      
Saturday 3pm-5pm Optional El museo de las Americas tour (Los Penitentes) and Frida Kahlo “Queen of the Selfie” workshop (in Spanish)
Sunday, 9am-1pm 101 108 109
Sunday 1:30pm-3pm Optional Spanish immersion lunch
Sunday, 7pm-10pm

7pm Bachata lesson in Spanish at La Rumba with Subbu and Reid

8pm Salsa lesson at La Rumba with Cesar McAfee

9pm open social dancing

Monday 12:00-3:00 101 161 163
Monday, 4pm-6pm  Social / Dr. Krashen speaks, Lecture Hall

 


 
       
Fluency Fast Denver Language Institute, FRENCH, North High School, July 7-10, 2017
 

Beginning French with Donna Tatum-Johns

Advanced French for non-natives with Sabrina Sebban-Janczak

Friday, 2:30-7:00pm 161 163
Saturday, 9am-12pm 161 163
Lunch on your own    
Saturday, 1pm-3pm 161 163
Saturday 3pm-5pm Optional immersion lunch / dinner conducted IN French

Immersion lunch / dinner at Bistro Vendome and a French movie

 

Sunday 9am-1pm 161 163
Sunday 1:30pm Wine and cheese tasting. 21+  Conducted in French.  Optional for Beginning French.  Only 20 spaces available.  Sign up on the first day of class.
Sunday evening TBA  

MONDAY, July 10

12:00pm-3:00pm

161 163
Monday, 4pm-6pm

Social / Dr. Krashen speaks, Lecture Hall

 

 

Beginning MANDARIN with Linda Li

FRIDAY
2:30pm-7pm
Room 151
SATURDAY
9am-12pm 
Room 151
Lunch on your own  
1pm-3pm Room 151
3pm-5pm
Confucious Institute Workshop (Beginning Chinese, so this will be presented in English) 
A brief presentation of Chinese culture
Chinese painting & calligraphy
Chinese paper cutting
Chinese opera mask making
Tai Chi Exercise
Customary Chinese clothing try-on
Preparation of Chinese dumplings
Chinese Food & Tea Sampling
SUNDAY, July 9
9am-1pm
Room 151
1:30pm Mandarin immersion lunch

MONDAY, July 10

12:00-3:00pm

Room 151
Monday, 4pm-6pm Social / Dr. Krashen speaks, Lecture Hall

 

 

 

COMING TO DENVER?: 
Here's a must see travel guide on what to see in the Denver area:
GO HERE

DENVER WEATHER:

Denver weather is unpredictable.  Expect 100 degree days with a chance of rain or hail.  Dress for everything.

WHERE TO STAY:  
The Residence Inn is closest to North High School:
GO HERE

Airbnb:  
Look up Highland Colorado (NOT Highlands Ranch)
GO HERE

TRANSPORTATION:
Lyft and Uber are accessible and easy to use.  You can also rent a car from DIA.  There is a bike rack outside of North High School where bikes can be rented.  If you think you will choose this option for getting around, there is a trail nearby that leads to downtown.  You will need to bring your own helmet.  We will have Lyft / Uber coupons and drivers available.

GETTING THERE FROM DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
There is a train that will take you directly from the airport to Union Station in the middle of downtown.  From there, take a Lyft or Uber to your destination. (Be sure to download these apps before arriving)

(Tips from a local:  Download both.  Which is less expensive is inconsistent on weekend evenings.)

CLASS LOCATION:
North High School

2960 North Speer Blvd
Denver, CO 80211

PARKING:
Parking is free. If you are parking, the parking lot is BEHIND the front of the building and faces 30th street, not Speer Blvd.  If you are being dropped off by Lyft, likewise, the front door is at the back of the building.

MEALS NEARBY:
The Residence Inn has breakfast and a manager's reception.  There is a Safeway within walking distance of the school.  There are also several Mexican restaurants, an Italian restaurant and a local Burger place called Park Burger.  

(Tips from a local:  There is also a Mexican bakery.  Mmmmmm.)

Attendees of the International Forum on Language Teaching receive $50 off any registration.
$50 discount from Fluency Fast with coupon code  

One class: IFLT-1
Two classes: IFLT-2

 

 

FULL SCHEDULES BELOW FOR ALL LANGUAGES

CONTACT: 719-633-3000 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fluency Fast Denver Language Institute, SPANISH, North High School, July 7-10, 2017
  Beginning Spanish with Leslie Davison Intermediate Spanish with Karen Rowan Advanced Spanish with TBA and Nathalia Sanchez
Friday, 3pm-7:30pm 101 108 109
Saturday, 8:30a,-1:30pm 101 108 109
Lunch on your own      
Saturday 3pm-5pm Optional El museo de las Americas tour (Los Penitentes) and Frida Kahlo “Queen of the Selfie” workshop (in Spanish)
Sunday, 9am-1pm 101 108 109
Sunday 1:30pm-3pm Optional Spanish immersion lunch
Sunday, 7pm-10pm

7pm Bachata lesson in Spanish at La Rumba with Subbu and Reid

8pm Salsa lesson at La Rumba with Cesar McAfee

9pm open social dancing

Monday 12:00-3:00 101 161 163
Monday, 4pm-6pm  Social / Dr. Krashen speaks, Lecture Hall
           
Fluency Fast Denver Language Institute, FRENCH, North High School, July 7-10, 2017
 

Beginning French with Donna Tatum-Johns

http://newstore.fluencyfast.com/2017-beginning-french-with-donna-tatum-johns-denver-july-7-11

Advanced French for non-natives with Sabrina Sebban-Janczak

http://newstore.fluencyfast.com/advanced-french-with-sabrina-july-7-10-denver

Friday, 2:30-7:00pm 161 163
Saturday, 9am-12pm 161 163
Lunch on your own    
Saturday, 1pm-3pm 161 163
Saturday 3pm    
Sunday 9am-1pm 161 163
Sunday 1:30pm French immersion lunch
Sunday evening TBA  

MONDAY, July 10

12:00pm-3:00pm

161 163
Monday, 4pm-6pm Social / Dr. Krashen speaks, Lecture Hall

Beginning MANDARIN with Linda Li

http://newstore.fluencyfast.com/2017-fluency-fast-beginning…

FRIDAY
2:30pm-7pm
Room 151
SATURDAY
9am-12pm 
Room 151
Lunch on your own  
1pm-3pm Room 151
3pm-5pm
Confucious Institute Workshop (Beginning Chinese, so this will be presented in English) 
A brief presentation of Chinese culture
Chinese painting & calligraphy
Chinese paper cutting
Chinese opera mask making
Tai Chi Exercise
Customary Chinese clothing try-on
Preparation of Chinese dumplings
Chinese Food & Tea Sampling
SUNDAY, July 9
9am-1pm
Room 151
1:30pm Mandarin immersion lunch

MONDAY, July 10

12:00-3:00pm

Room 151
Monday, 4pm-6pm Social / Dr. Krashen speaks, Lecture Hall

 

 

Registration to IFLT required.
Please do not use the coupon code if you are not registering for IFLT.

If you are interested in the Fluency Fast Teacher Training, a business development and coaching workshop occuring from July 7-14, registration to IFLT is required.  Only a maximum of 12 applicants will be accepted.  Email info@ fluencyfast. com to inquire. Send a letter of interest and a video of your TPRS teaching.  (Updated: April 24, 2017.  The Fluency Fast Teacher Training is at capacity.)

Once you have registered, you will receive the reading list and assignments that must be completed prior to July.  University credit is available for $79 per credit hour.  And you will deserve it. 

Comments from previous hosts:

"I was completely out of my element trying to figure out how to bring a Fluency Fast class to my church, but I had taken a course in Denver and was really eager to get both more training as a teacher and to learn more Spanish, so I bit the bullet. I sent emails to all of the other churches in Austin . The need for Spanish is so high here that we filled one class last year and another this Spring and we’re going to do it again."

– Cindy Singleton, Brentwood Christian School , Austin , Texas


"Our school’s Spanish-speaking population has increased by so much in the last few years that I knew that bringing a Spanish class to our teachers would be beneficial to everyone. The school let us send out information to the school email list. Our first class last January had 120 people in it, so they sent us two teachers. The second class in April had over 90, and they sent two teachers again. The teachers are happy, so we’re scheduling another class for the Fall ."

- Diana Noonan, Denver Public Schools , Denver , Colorado


Thanks again for coming! I'm still getting emails from those who attended... all positive! I'm also getting the video from the TV station that came out to film the class and will send to you.

– Jan Coone, Grant Coordinator, North Platte, Nebraska


The need for Spanish in Worthington, Minnesota is at an all-time high. Our first class had over 200 people. Teachers, firefighters, nurses, police officers and general members of the community who wanted to be able to communicate with Spanish-speaking residents. We’ve just held our second class and are looking forward to another one next summer. We held the class at the school and I emailed all of the teachers in our district and the surrounding districts and sent publicity out locally, as well. The local newspaper and news station covered the class. People who took the class are ready for more and interested in signing up again the next time Fluency Fast is here.

– Deanna Rowe, Worthington, Minnesota

If you are interested in bringing a Fluency Fast class in Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, Arabic or Russian or any other language to your city, please let us know. We look forward to working with you!

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