Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) is a second-language teaching methodology that was originally developed by Blaine Ray in the 1990’s. Grounded in current second-language acquisition research (Stephen Krashen, Bill van Patten), the method continues to develop today and has become one of the most powerful instructional methods to promote natural, authentic second-language acquisition in the classroom. Class stories are at the heart of the TPRS method and are the vehicle for providing the one essential element for language acquisition to occur: a steady stream of personalized, compelling and contextualized Comprehensible Input.
BCATML is thrilled to work with TPRS experts Michelle Metcalfe and Adriana Ramirez and offer all current BCATML members a full day of TPRS training! We chose the BCTF building since it offers free parking that day for attendees. As well, the BCTF is conveniently located directly across from the Olympic Village Skytrain stop on the Canada line, making it a perfect location for commuters and out-of-towners!
Space for this one-day training event is extremely limited so don't delay as we can only accommodate 50 teachers! The cost to participate is $35 for all current BCATML members. Non-BCAMTL teachers are encouraged to participate but must purchase a BCATML membership at the time of registration (see below). All registrations will be vetted by BCATML to ensure accuracy of membership status and any adjustments will be made. A healthy catered lunch is also included with your registration fee along with TPRS-ready resources in your target language to take home with you. You can't get a better deal for an all-day training event with two experts from the field at this price!
Many teachers have told BCATML that they would like more time with Michelle and Adriana to hone their skills and practice TPRS strategies! Now's your chance to delve deeper with these experts!
Both Michelle and Adriana will provide you with TPRS-ready stories in French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Punjabi and Spanish! This one-day training event has it all covered!
Join us at the BC Teachers' Federation building on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 between 9:00 - 4:00 pm as Michelle Metcalfe and Adriana Ramirez lead us in understanding TPRS pedagogy and developing our skills and strategies for use in the classroom Monday morning. Both Michelle and Adriana will work with smaller groups to give a more individualized and personal focus. You will come away with great new ideas and handouts and meet other teachers just like you!
Workshop Presenters Information
Michelle and Adriana have planned a full day of training. Participants will be able to work with both instructors in both large and small group settings!
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We are delighted that BCATML favourites Michelle Metcalfe and Adriana Ramirez have offered to not only work with you, but to also inspire you in the ways of TPRS!
Michelle is a Canadian pioneer of TPRS and an experienced facilitator of TPRS / Comprehensible Input Methodology. She is currently the Modern Languages Department Head at West Vancouver Secondary School.
Adriana is a passionate facilitator of TPRS and has presented several workshops at BCATML's annual conference. She currently teaches Spanish at Semiahmoo Secondary School in the Surrey School District.
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We hope you can join us!
Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre:
BCATML is currently negotiating a special rate for teachers.
Room availability is extremely limited. Attendees needing to make a reservations are urged to do so immediately!
Attendees are encouraged to park their vehicle at the BCTF overnight to avoid paying additional parking fees at the hotel.