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Inland Empire Foreign Language Association


Classroom Observation Day

Making Communication Come Alive!

With the World Language Department of
Granite Hills High School

Granite Hills High School, Apple Valley, California
With Toni Drewry, Morena de la Roca, Lincoln Esplin, Camille Gonzales, and Daisy Vargas
Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Learn techniques to develop communication skills.

Come away with lots of new activities to use with your classes.

How do you get students into the target language and keep them in the target language having fun?
How do you help the students feel comfortable in the target language?
How do you give the students lots of exposure to the target language and keep them ACTIVELY involved in the lesson?

These teachers have mastered a myriad of techniques to develop comprehension and speaking skills. In the observation workshop, you will get to see these teachers in action. See students have fun acquiring the language.  In this workshop, we will observe their many techniques and then debrief what we saw with an opportunity for the teachers to clarify any points.  You won't need to "reinvent the wheel." 

One teacher said, “After visiting their classes, I came away with a lot of fresh, new activities.  I used them with my classes, and the whole attitude of the class changed.  Now we are working together and having fun - all in Spanish.  Now I know how to do it!”

Registration:  $45     Lunch included. (We cannot accept POs.)
7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Observation and discussion

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Please pre-register by Saturday, January 28, 2017.  (SPACE IS LIMITED.  Register early.).
For further information, contact Jennifer Lovelace at

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Inland Empire Foreign Language Assn.


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