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Annual German Immersion Weekend November 7-9, 2014 in Sun Valley ID

Meridian, ID - October 6, 2014

The Annual German Immersion Weekend will be held this year in lovely Sun Valley, November 7th-9th.

We'll live together for the weekend cooking, eating, playing games, collaborating, and watching movies, all while speaking German.

Credit for professional development will be offered through BSU.

Email Becca Sibrian or call 208-426-2476 for more information.


Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meetings for TPRS Teachers

Kuna, ID - October 3, 2014

Want to know what TPRS is? Want to learn about TPRS without paying for a conference? Want to perfect your craft?

In 2012, a few teachers in the Treasure Valley decided to informally get together to share best practices and support one another in their Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS®) method of teaching world languages. The group has humorously been dubbed the "Treasure Valley Teachers Teaching Teachers TPRS" (TVTTTTPRS) group. (There are entirely too many Ts in that acronym but we like it the way it is!)

In continuing with this tradition, dates and locations have been set for this year. We will meet 4:30pm - 5:30pm at the following locations.

  • Oct 10 — Boise: Capital High School, Room 135
  • Nov 14 — Nampa: Columbia High School, Room A-120 (Cell 208/917-0197 in case doors are locked)
  • Dec 5 — Kuna: Kuna High School, Room 207 (Cell 208/871-6693 in case doors are locked)
  • Jan 23 — Boise: Capital High School, Room 135
  • Feb 20 — Nampa: Columbia High School, Room A-120 (Cell 208/917-0197 in case doors are locked)
  • Mar 13 — Kuna: Kuna High School, Room 207 (Cell 208/871-6693 in case doors are locked)
  • Apr 10 — Boise: Capital High School, Room 135
  • May 8 — Nampa: Columbia High School, Room A-120 (Cell 208/917-0197 in case doors are locked)
  • Join us! Contact Craig Sheehy for more information.


    IATLC 2015 Fall Conference to be held October 1-2, 2015 at Boise State University in Boise ID

    Kuna, ID - October 3, 2014

    Our 2015 state conference will be held at Boise State University, the home of the Broncos!



    Visit our State Conference page for more information. We will update you with information there as the date approaches.



    2014-2015 French Immersion Weekend Retreats

    Kuna, ID - October 3, 2014

    Attention French teachers!

    Let's get together November 7-9, 2014 for another weekend of French immersion and professional collaboration!

    The AATF French Section of our IATLC organization is planning a French immersion weekend in November in a vacation rental in McCall.

    Members of the Alliance Française de Boise and francophone members of the community at large will again be invited to participate.

    Professional development credit will again be offered to all participants through Northwest Nazarene University. Registration fee discounts will be given for IATLC and Alliance Française de Boise members of record at the time of each event.

    For more information contact Kyle Schlagel.


    Want to Learn a Language? Here are the Top 5 Choices

    CollegeStats.org

    For quite some time, native speakers of widely-spoken languages, such as English, could expect to get by during their travels without knowing a word of the language spoken at their destination. These days, not only is it considered to be polite to be at least conversationally familiar with the languages spoken in countries you visit or do business in, in many cases, not knowing a language other than your native tongue is nothing short of a major disadvantage.

    Nobody should expect to be able to learn all of the languages spoken throughout the world, nor even a small fraction of them. Sometimes having fluency in one foreign language is enough to prove to people how serious you are about effectively communicating. CollegeStats.org has compiled a brief list of languages that they feel could benefit you the most in todayís global world.

    What are their top 5 choices? Read more >>