Meet Laura Roché Youngworth, SCOLT Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year!

This year's SCOLT Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year is Laura Roché Youngworth. After spending many years as a French teacher and department chair at Beaumont Middle School in Lexington, KY, Laura is now the World Language Specialist for Fayette County Public Schools. Laura is also the co-host of the Language Talk: KWLA podcast series. This is the … Continue reading Meet Laura Roché Youngworth, SCOLT Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year!

Get to know the 2017 ACTFL Teacher of the Year Nominees!

Happy September, everyone!! Whether you have already gone back or are returning this week, I hope that this is an exciting and encouraging season for you as you put into place all of the things you’ve been planning over the summer. We are just a few months away from the ACTFL Convention in Boston. If … Continue reading Get to know the 2017 ACTFL Teacher of the Year Nominees!

Make this the best year ever: Save 28% on lesson plans in Spanish & French!

Make the 2016-2017 school year the best year ever! Save 28% total on lesson plans and activities from The Comprehensible Classroom on Monday, August 1 and Tuesday, August 2 by combining my store's 20% off sale with TpT's Best Year Ever Sale (use coupon code BestYear at checkout). This is the most that you can ever save in … Continue reading Make this the best year ever: Save 28% on lesson plans in Spanish & French!

This is what a love for languages looks like.

Do you want to know what Michele Whaley did yesterday? She took a personal day to attend an Alaska Native Studies conference that I roped her into attending with me. A personal day--you know, one of those days that allows you to go get a mani/pedi when you're supposed to be at work? I didn't … Continue reading This is what a love for languages looks like.

On the eighth night of Hanukkah…

It's been a fun Hanukkah, hasn't it? I have so enjoyed reading through the comments and posts that you have made during this last week, and I will be sifting through the resources that you added to the target structure database, the MovieTalk database, and the authentic resource database (you have 8 hours left to enter … Continue reading On the eighth night of Hanukkah…

On the seventh night of Hanukkah…

Warning: you will have to work for this one! If you've been following me for a minute, you know that I have a love/hate relationship with #authres (authentic resources). Mostly, I love them...but I hate how they are often used and suggested/enforced to be used in low level classes. Authentic resources are only as valuable as … Continue reading On the seventh night of Hanukkah…

On the sixth night of Hanukkah…

When I walked into Michele Whaley's Russian classroom in the spring of 2010, I had no idea that I was about to meet a teacher that would forever change my life. Michele has had a profound impact on my personal development as an educator, as she introduced me to TPRS and has continued to mentor me through … Continue reading On the sixth night of Hanukkah…

On the fifth night of Hanukkah…

My love affair with Textivate began over three years ago. You can read about it in my blog archives, or you could hop over to the iFLT/NTPRS/ CI Teaching group on Facebook, or the MoreTPRS listserv, or Cynthia "The Queen of Web 2.0 Tool Reviews" Hitz' blog to read about how other TPRS®/CI teachers are using this excellent resource to … Continue reading On the fifth night of Hanukkah…