Now We’re Talking! Innovative Strategies for World Language Instruction

Nov 01, 2022 3:30PM—5:00PM



Cost Early Bird Pricing for Members (Available until October 12) $850 members; $700 group-rate 3+; $1,325 non-members

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Now We’re Talking! Innovative Strategies for World Language Instruction

SESSION 1: November 1, 2022 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm

SESSION 2: December 13, 2022 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm

SESSION 3: February 7, 2023 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm

SESSION 4: March 14, 2023 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm

SESSION 5: April 19, 2023 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm


This five-part series of interactive workshops will help world language teachers hone their high-leverage instructional practices in service of students’ developing communicative proficiency in the three modes of communication. Participants will explore how to apply the four domains of global competence, the IMAGE and PACE models, Integrated Performance Assessments, equitable and accurate grading strategies, improv games, and the Universal Design for Learning.

Participants will:

  • Explore innovative strategies to engage students in the three modes of communication
  • Understand how to apply and modify the strategies for a wide range of student proficiency levels
  • Practice integrating new strategies into their lessons, assessments, thematic units, or Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) experiences


This series is open to all world language teachers of all grade levels. Beginning-, mid- and late-career teachers interested in refining their practices are welcome.


Cultural Exploration with the IMAGE Model

  • Analyze how to support and sequence cultural exploration with images, photographs, murals, paintings, infographics, or videos
  • Participate in the four steps of the IMAGE model in a guided model lesson
    • Images and Making Observations
    • Analyzing additional information
    • Generating hypotheses
    • Exploring perspectives
  • Gain tangible and useful student-friendly examples of cultural products, practices, and perspectives
  • Use the modeled class to build your own IMAGE lesson

Do you work at an independent school outside of California? Click here for a discount on our non-member registration!



Michael Vossen is a High School teacher of Spanish and Creative Process at The Bay School of San Francisco. He is also president of the World Language Association of Santa Clara County (FLASCC), an affiliate of the California Language Teachers' Association (CLTA), and frequent presenter at ACTFL conferences. Michael is a salsa dancer and instructor; he speaks Brazilian Portuguese, and began learning Italian at the onset of the pandemic.

Cancellation Policy

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