TPRS Workshop

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The Montgomery County Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages 

enthusiastically invites you to a full day of training in 

Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling.

TPRS has gone mainstream.  ACTFL, state and regional professional associations and conferences recognize the value of teaching with comprehensible input.

  • If you have heard of TPRS and CI, but aren’t sure what all the excitement is about, this workshop will be a great introduction for you.

  • If you have already experimented with TPRS, this workshop will help you consolidate your understanding and develop your CI teaching skills.

  • If you are an old hand practitioner of TPRS, this will be an inspiring refresher of why we do what we do, an overview of the state-of-the-art in a developing methodology, and a chance to meet and share with other Montgomery County like-minded language teachers.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lunch provided.

Act 48 Professional Development Credit

Jenkintown High School, 325 Highland Avenue, Jenkintown, PA

Presenter:  Michelle Kindt, French Teacher, Hershey High School

MCATFL members:  $30

Non-members: $45 (includes membership dues)

Register by Tuesday, May 3, 2016

It’s a perfect time of the year to take a break to reflect on what we do, to think about engaging things we can do in the classroom to finish up the year, and to begin thinking about what we might do over the summer to prepare for next year.  We hope you can join us.

The Workshop- TPRS

Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling is a dynamic methodology for second language acquisition. This method has proven successful in moving students towards proficiency in understanding, reading, writing and speaking in a second language.

TPRS emphasizes the use of comprehensible input in the target language, in repetitive and meaningful ways. Participating teachers will not only learn about, but also experience this input rich method by participating in a demonstration in French.

  After teachers personally experience the effectiveness of TPRS, they will learn the basic three-step process and circling technique involved in producing abundant comprehensible input that maintains student interest. Teachers will learn about personalizing the classroom to engage all learners and differentiate instruction.

Teachers will have an opportunity to practice these techniques in a mock classroom environment while being coached to produce best practices within the method. Teachers will leave the workshop with experience, knowledge and practical coaching advice that will enable them to begin to use this methodology in their classrooms.

The Presenter- Michelle Kindt

Michelle is a National Board Certified Teacher of French.  She is an experienced and thoughtful practitioner, presenter, and coach of TPRS methods.  She has taught middle school and high school.  She has presented at PSMLA and other conferences, most recently at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in March 2016.

She recently completed a series of Saturday workshops held once a month for five months at Hershey High School, which two members of the MCATFL Board (both Spanish teachers) have attended and highly recommend.  We are excited to be able to bring her closer to home.

3 Ways to Register:  

  • Print the form, fill in by hand, and mail. (Google Document Form: Click Here. Links to MS Word and .PDF versions below.)
  • Make a copy to your Google Drive, fill in on-line, and share with

  • Submit on-line Google Form:  

2 Ways to Pay Registration Fee:
  • Write check payable to "MCATFL", and mail to Richard Detwiler, MCATFL Treasurer, 220 Franklin Avenue, Souderton, PA 18964
  • Pay on-line with PayPal: (select $30 or $45 according to your current MCATFL membership status)
MS Word and .PDF versions of the flier and registration form are linked below:
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