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Inland Empire Foreign Language Association


Two Events to Choose From!

At Granite Hills High School in

Apple Valley

Observation Day!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

At Cal State San Bernardino

Back to School Morning Workshop

Saturday, August  13, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Classroom Observation Day

What Do You Do the First Week of School?

With the World Language Department
Granite Hills High School, Apple Valley, California

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

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

The teachers at Granite Hills High School have mastered a myriad of techniques that do just that.  In the observation workshop, you will get to see their teachers in action ON THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL.   Yes, their school has its first day of class on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  You will see what they are doing after just a few days of instruction on August 9.

In this workshop, you will observe their many techniques and then debrief what we see with an opportunity for their teachers to clarify any points.  You won't need to "reinvent the wheel."  You will get to use their secrets with your own students on your first day.

Registration:  $30   Lunch included. 

Please pre-register by Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  SPACE IS LIMITED.  Register early. A spot will not be held for you until we have received both your registration (online or paper) and your payment (online or check).  We cannot take PO’s.  For further information, email Jennifer Lovelace at



IEFLA Back to School Workshop

Rosallyn Celle, Morena De La Roca, Toni Drewry, and Daisy Vargas

IEFLA Back to School Workshop,
California State University, San Bernardino

Saturday, August  13, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Can’t come to the Observation Day to see the teachers at Granite Hills High School?

We have arranged for the Granite Hills HS teachers to share their secrets with you on a Saturday morning.

In this workshop, the teachers will share their many techniques.  You won't need to "reinvent the wheel."  You will get to use their secrets with your own students on your first day.

Registration:  $30   We cannot take PO’s.
When and Where:  Saturday, August 13, 2016, College of Education Room CE-113, California State University, San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407

8:00 am - 8:30 am - Sign in and continental breakfast. 
8:30 am – 12:00 pm - Workshop.  Handouts and lunch included.

Space is limited.  Register early.  Registration closes when room limit is reached.  We cannot hold a place for you until registration and payment are both received.  Please pre-register by August 6, 2016.  Registration after this date does NOT guarantee handouts or breakfast. 

Registration on site: Add $10 if space is available.
For further information, contact Jennifer Lovelace, at

Register Online for Observation Day

Download registration form for Observation Day.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Register Online for Back to School Workshop

Download Registration form for Back to School Workshop.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Core Practices in Language Education
with Dr. Eileen Glisan

August 15, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
CSUF Titan Student Union
$85 Registration Fee*

Dr. Glisan will share research and strategies related to high-leverage teaching practices (HLTPs) in language education.This summit has been designed to bring language educators and leaders together to further their understanding of HLTPs and to discuss research-based practices and strategies for language teaching at any grade level.

Due to limited space, pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Fee includes event entry, parking, and lunch. Visit to register. Questions? Contact Tonja Byrom at
*On-site registration is not available; registration online only. Cancellation Policy: All requests for refunds must be made in writing
(to no later than Monday, August 1, 2016. No refunds will be given after this date. Refunds are subject to a $15 processing fee and will be processed after the event. Refunds will be mailed to the address on the registration. Please allow 8 weeks for processing. Your registration gives permission for photos to be used in publications. Registration & Payment Deadline July 25. For additional information download flyer.

Jamboree is Back! Call for Proposals.

Can you help us?  We would like to invite you to submit a proposal to present a one-hour session at this fall’s CLTA World Language Jamboree in Anaheim on Saturday, October 1, 2016.

We need 60 presenters.  Would you be willing to share some ideas with colleagues?

To submit a proposal, please go to

See calendar of world language events.

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Inland Empire Foreign Language Assn.


San Bernardino/Riverside Counties


Lewis Johnson
Vice President
Svetlana Lazarova
Paola Padilla
Jennifer Lovelace
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Bethany Thompson
Paola Padilla
Dr. Oraib Mango
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