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The trip to Spain is open to ALL now!!! Formerly open to ACTFL members only, the proficiency tour is open to everyone!!! Come along!  Develop targeted language and learn to make tapas! 

Lisa Felin Lilley and I are excited to join the ACTFL/EF Collaboration TEACHERS CROSSING BORDERS: LANGUAGE IMMERSION IN MADRID this June 20-28. The trip is now open to Spanish teachers at all levels of proficiency. Each day you will be immersed in the evolving language and culture of Spain: on the street, in schools, in casual conversations and organized discussions. Expand your language skills, explore new teaching practices and delve into discussions about Spanish education and culture. See details via the link below and please share with language educators. Hope you can join us!

Click to access ProfessionalLearning_ACFTL_Madrid.pdf

Author: senoracmt

I began teaching Spanish in Illinois in 1994. I have taught levels 1-4 in a small rural high school, 8th grade introductory Spanish, Biology 1, and 101 and 102 at the community college level. My Spanish classes are partnered with the community college to offer students 8 semester hours of dual credit on completion of Spanish 4. In 2011 I met Carol Gaab and Kristy Placido and have since co-authored the book "La hija del sastre" with Carol Gaab and authored the novels "La Calaca Alegre", "Bianca Nieves y los 7 toritos." "Vector," "48 horas" and "Bananas" through Fluency Matters. In 2006 I became National Board certified and I have been serving as a mentor both for candidates seeking certification in world languages other than English and a virtual mentor for candidates in all certificate areas. I completed my Masters degree in Spanish education in 2011 and did my research on the use of Understanding by Design to create meaningful cultural units for the language classroom. I am a frequent presenter on this topic, please consider me if you are interested in a workshop on backward design. In 2013 I was named the ICTFL Foreign Language teacher of the year and in 2014 I was selected as CSCTFL's teacher of the year. In November of 2014 I was lucky enough to be one of the five finalists for the ACTFL National Teacher of the Year in San Antonio, TX. What a "Cinderella" experience! You can reach me via email at senoracmt at gmail.com.

5 thoughts

  1. Is it still open just to teachers? My husband is a bit jealous I’m going because he wants to go too, but I thought it was just for teachers, right?

    1. It is a Spanish immersion! Does he speak Spanish??? I bet he could enroll but he might have to do a lot on his own if he couldn’t participate in the language-centric activities!!

  2. I’d love to know more details about future events like this! We are building a house this year so I don’t have the extra cash this summer.

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