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, 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.)
Or teachers can just audit Monday, July 10th classes (1 day) - $200.00*
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.
COMING TO DENVER?:
Here's a must see travel guide on what to see in the Denver area:
WHERE TO STAY:
The Residence Inn is closest to North High School:
Look up Highland Colorado (NOT Highlands Ranch)
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.
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.)
North High School
2960 North Speer Blvd
Denver, CO 80211
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.
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.)
One class: IFLT-1
Two classes: IFLT-2
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 March, 2017. 6 spots remain.)
FLUENCY FAST TEACHER TRAINING BEGINS FRIDAY. IFLT REGISTRATION AND ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE INVITED TO TAKE SESSIONS ON STARTING A BUSINESS AND ALSO ON TEACHING ADULTS. SOME PARTICIPANTS WILL BE INVITED TO BE APPRENTICE TEACHERS IN WEEKEND CLASSES. ONLY THOSE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND THE ENTIRE PROGRAM, INCLUDING IFLT AND COACHING, WILL BE ACCEPTED. FLUENCY FAST TEACHER TRAINING IS $400 AND INCLUDES ALL CLASSES. THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL FEES BEYOND THE TWO CLASS FEES. HOWEVER, SPACE IS VERY LIMITED.
Once you have been accepted, please register here: There are no discounts. You do not also have to register for language classes, but you DO still have to register for IFLT. ($50 discount through IFLT DOES still apply.)
Join this secret Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/441984816141732/
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!