An Inland Empire Foreign Language Association Publication
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IEFLA is hosting this year's conference and we've been working hard to make it the best!
Register online today and take advantage of our locally hosted conference. Early bird prices until January 16!
Tes Teach, formerly Blendspace is an online platform that allows you to create digital lessons for your students. You create the the steps by inserting links, documents, websites, or videos and your students click through the lesson. Add in quizzes and assessments to know what students have done and what they haven't. Check it out today!
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IEFLA Mini- Grant Applications Available
LAND A “MINI-GRANT” FOR YOUR CLASS!
Submission Deadline December 15, 2017
Five $200 mini-grants will be awarded by IEFLA. These mini-grants are intended to help teachers and/or world language departments to enhance instruction for students learning world languages.
- Applicants must be teachers of world languages in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
- Previous awardees are not eligible to apply.
Proposals funded in the past included monies to attend a play in the target language, special classroom funding, TPRS readers, funding to buy children's books, readers in the target language, and others. If your proposal is accepted by the committee, you will purchase the proposal items, and IEFLA will reimburse you from the receipts. Apply online at http://iefla.weebly.com/mini-grants.html.
Great Ideas and Resources
CI Increases Enrollment
Grant Boulanger shares student data that shows that CI increases enrollment.
Database of Prompts
Maris Hawkins has created a database of speaking and writing prompts. Do you have any to add? Visit her blog to add your own and see what everyone else has contributed.
AP Themes at All Levels
Kara from Creative Language Class has some great suggestions for adding the AP themes into all levels of language. It's never to early to start getting ready for AP!
Charades, but Backwards!
La Maestra Loca has directions for playing Backwards Charades to get students up and laughing and speaking!
Heads Up Number Game
Looking for a fun way to practice numbers with your students? Crafting a French Blend has a fun activity with numbers for the whole class.
Christmas and Holiday Ideas
Spanish Mama offers up the ultimate Christmas activity list.
Create a Snowman
Eric Curts has a great Google Slides activity to create a snowman that is easily adaptable to the TL.
Noel for All French Levels
Of course Madame Shepard has several Noël units for varying levels.
IEFLA Pinterest Board
Check out all of the Christmas ideas on the IEFLA Pinterest Board!
Blogging with Students
Not sure what platform to use? Free Technology for Teachers offers an overview of many different platforms with ideas for blogging.
Sra. Spanglish offer some ideas on Project Based Blogging in Spanish class on her blog PBL in the TL.
TESOL has seven ways students can communicate outside the classroom. Seven projects that just might be great for a class blog.
The Quest for Proficiency -CLTA Conference
Thursday, March 8th 2018 at 7am to Sunday, March 11th 2018 at 1pm
222 North Vineyard Avenue
IEFLA is hosting the CLTA conference this year. Are you interested in helping? Contact Lewie Johnson lewiejohnson@gmail to volunteer.
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