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CT COLT Professional Learning Series: Facilitating Target Language Use

  • March 15, 2022
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM


  • This registration level is for membership. Workshop registration is free but you will need to login to your membership profile using the credentials for your CT COLT membership. If you are not yet a member, you can become one as part of this registration process. Note: Be sure to enter the email you have registered with CT COLT to access this free rate.
  • The price to attend this single workshop, for non-CT COLT members, is $10. This workshop series will include 4-5 workshops, so joining CT COLT (at a cost of $30 per year) may be a better deal than paying $10 per workshop, especially if you plan on attending multiple workshops in this series.
  • This registration type is for special guests. If you fall into this category, you will have received a special registration code.

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We are pleased to offer the second virtual CT COLT Professional Learning Series.

This third workshop in the series will be on "Facilitating Target Language Use" and is co-presented by Rebecca Aubrey and Caitlin Swan. Rebecca is a middle school Spanish teacher in South Windsor, and the 2019 ACTFL Language Teacher of the Year. Caitlin teaches Spanish at Enfield High School, and and is an active member of the CT COLT Professional Development Committee.

Communication is at the heart of language proficiency. Target language use is challenging when learners can’t yet understand a lot or respond, leading to frustration and disengagement. Furthermore, as we emerge from the relative isolation of the pandemic, many teachers are struggling to establish more communicative and interactive learning environments. This session will provide specific strategies to avoid that frustration by making language more comprehensible and supporting students in their responses and interactions. Combining their experiences working with learners in the K-8 setting and high school, Rebecca and Caitlin will share their best “go to” strategies for working with learners of all ages. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and collaborate with others in breakout groups.

Each session in this professional learning series will begin with forty-five minutes of live presentation (which will be recorded and available afterwards), followed by an optional debrief. There will be one additional session, from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on  May 10. 

Registration for this workshop is free for CT COLT members and is $10 for non- members.  As we are offering four workshops in this series, non-members who intend on participating in more than one session may save money by joining CT COLT, which costs $30 per year. If you are not already a member, you can join through the registration process or you can start that process now by clicking here

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