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3 Day Event:
July 10, 2017
through July 12, 2017

Single Person Fee:
Pre-Institute - $295.00
2-Day Institute - $495.00
All 3 Days - $695.00

Group Fee:
(3 or more people,
All 3 days only)
$650.00 per person

Event Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Event Location:
Location Details

This event has ended:
It was held on
July 11, 2017

Program Guarantee:
We stand behind the high quality of our programs by providing the following unconditional guarantee:

If you are not satisfied with this program, we'll give you a 100% refund of your registration fee.

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National Institute:
Using Cutting-Edge Strategies to Enhance WORLD LANGUAGE Learning
(Grades 6-12)

3 Day Institute Presented by the Bureau of Education & Research

Las Vegas, NV
July 10-12, 2017


ONE-DAY PRE-INSTITUTE followed by a TWO-DAY INSTITUTE featuring 29 highly practical sessions to help you enhance world language learning

Specifically Designed for World Language Educators Serving Grades 6-12

  • High-Engagement Activities to Strengthen Language Learning

  • Accelerating Language Proficiency: Maintaining 90% Target Language Use in Your World Language Classroom

  • Make Best Use of Free Google Apps and Tools in the World Language Classroom

  • Practical Techniques for Helping Students Retain Vocabulary

  • Differentiated Instruction in the World Language Classroom

  • The Newest Web Tools for the World Language Classroom

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What's Unique About This National Institute

  • Specifically designed for world language educators working with students in grades 6-12
  • Presented by outstanding world language educators who have extensive experience training world language teachers
  • Choose from a variety of sessions focusing on practical applications of cutting-edge tools and strategies to enhance your world language instruction

Special Benefits Of Attending

Twenty-Nine Outstanding Sessions
Choose from 29 highly practical sessions presented BY World Language Educators FOR World Language Educators!

Comprehensive World Language Resource Handbook
You’ll receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this institute. Included in the handbook are resource materials from ALL sessions, even those you don’t attend!

Opportunity to Meet and Share with Other World Language Educators
This institute provides a great opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other world language educators. Bring a friend and meet new people!

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University LogoGraduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of a follow-up practicum project. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the institute.

Credit for Attending/Earn CEUs
You may be eligible for professional development credit through your state. For state specific information, please visit
www.ber.org/seminars/credit/ceus.cfm or call 1-800-735-3503.

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The registration fee is $295 per person for the pre-institute only, $495 per person for the two day institute only, $695 per person for all three days, and $650 per person for groups of three or more registering at the same time for all 3 days only. Call us at 1-800-735-3503 for groups of ten or more. Payment is due prior to the program. No cash please. Fee includes institute registration, morning coffee and tea, a personalized certificate of participation, and an extensive resource handbook with materials for all sessions – even those you don't attend.

You'll Receive a Comprehensive World Language Resource Handbook

You’ll receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this institute. Included in the handbook are resource materials and complete handouts from ALL sessions presented at the institute, even those you don’t attend.

Enjoy All that Las Vegas Has to Offer!

Bring your family, a friend or come on your own and join us for two days packed with exciting ideas and strategies. The famous Las Vegas Strip with all of its entertainment options is very close to our meeting site. Across the street is the Hughes Center with many restaurant options. Our hotel site includes an expansive swimming pool area, live entertainment options, multiple restaurants, an onsite spa and a casino. We hope you’ll join us to learn and to enjoy all that Las Vegas has to offer.

Pre-Institute Seminars:

Accelerate Your Students' Communicative Proficiency – Alice Kosnik

ACTFL sets an ambitious goal for world language teachers and their students to use the target language for at least 90% of class time. Attaining this goal can certainly be challenging for both students and teachers. If you are looking for classroom-proven, highly effective techniques and strategies to reach and even exceed the 90% mark, then you will not want to miss this pre-institute!

Award-winning world language educator, Rebekah Stathakis, has specifically designed this outstanding pre-institute to help you develop communicative proficiency in your students by meaningfully using the target language almost exclusively in your world language classroom. Rebekah will share highly effective teaching strategies for increasing target language use, ways to motivate all students to use the target language, teaching circumlocution, and proven methods to differentiate language instruction. You will learn over 50 proven strategies you can use immediately in your world language classroom. The focus of this unique pre-institute will be on how world language educators can realistically apply these engaging strategies in their own classrooms.

You’ll leave this pre-institute with an extensive world language instruction resource handbook and dozens of strategies to immediately accelerate your students’ use of the target language.

Uniquely Qualified Instructors

ALICE KOSNIK is an outstanding world language teacher with more than 30 years of teaching experience. A frequent presenter at local, state, regional, and international levels, she is known for helping world language teachers enhance their existing programs by using highly effective instructional techniques. She brings to each presentation a high energy level and a wealth of expertise, along with a keen sense of humor and down‑to-earth realism about what works for world language teachers and their students

DEBORAH (DEBBIE) ROBERTS is a dynamic presenter with more than 40 years of experience as a world language teacher and department chair. She is the recipient of the Mead Leadership Fellowship from the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the distinguished service award from her state’s language association. Debbie has presented numerous workshops at state, regional and national conferences.

LAUREN ROSEN is an experienced world language educator and a dynamic, engaging language technology specialist who has been sharing innovative ideas and activities for motivating and connecting with language learners for more than 25 years. She received the 2014 ACTFL/Cengage Learning Faculty Development Programs Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology with IALLT (Postsecondary).

REBEKAH STATHAKIS is an engaging, dynamic presenter, award‑winning national board certified world language educator and author. Throughout her career, she has focused on finding engaging and effective ways to enable students to authentically use the target language while fostering a classroom culture where students want to use the target language. She has been honored with many educational awards, including the national Disney Teacher Award which recognizes creativity and innovation in teaching.

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Who Should Attend:

World Language Educators Serving Grades 6-12, Department Heads and Administrators.

Can't Attend?

A related BER seminar, Strengthening Your Foreign Language Instruction: Practical Strategies for Active Learning (Grades 6-12), presented by another BER presenter, Deborah Roberts, is available on CDs with a comprehensive resource handbook at a cost of $99.00 each plus $9.00 shipping and handling. To order, call toll-free 1-800-735-3503 (Stock #A-FGR-1929) or click here to order online.

Program Guarantee

We stand behind the high quality of our programs by providing the following unconditional guarantee: If you are not satisfied with this program, we'll give you a 100% refund of your registration fee.

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Institute Agenda

Day one (Pre-Institute)
7:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. ...... Registration
8:30 a.m.. - 11:50 a.m. ...... Morning Session
11:50 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. ...... Lunch Break (on your own)
1:05 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ...... Afternoon Session
Day two
7:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. ...... Registration
8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. ...... Opening General Session
9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. ...... Morning Sessions
11:50 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. ...... Lunch Break (on your own)
1:05 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. ...... Afternoon Sessions
Day three
8:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. ...... Registration
8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. ...... Morning Sessions
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ...... Lunch Break (on your own)
12:35 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. ...... Afternoon Sessions

Participants, please check in at the registration desk each day you attend.


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