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AZLA Spring Workshop 2021 - Afternoon Workshop

  • 20 Feb 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom



AZLA Spring Workshop


12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Creating Confident Communicators


In this workshop, participants will examine ways to pave the way for students to become confident communicators by planning for opportunities where students build skills in social language in the K-8  world language classroom. Focus will be placed on the interpersonal mode, scaffolds and supports, and designing lesson openings that invite interpersonal exchanges.

Outcomes: Participants will be able to…

  • Scaffold and support student communicative skill building
  • Implement strategies to build students’ interpersonal communication skills
  • Plan for using lesson openings to provide time for social language.

PRESENTER: Leslie Grahn


Leslie Grahn has twenty-seven years of language teaching experience at the middle and high school levels and twelve years of experience at the central office level, most recently as Coordinator of World Languages for the Howard County Public School System in

Maryland. Leslie has been a course instructor on foreign language teaching methods and differentiated instruction and is a frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences, specializing in best practices. She curates and creates resources to support language teaching and learning and shares them through her website (www.grahnforlang.com) and on Pinterest (grahnforlang).

She has experience in teacher and leadership development and leads training on instructional coaching, mentoring, leadership, and communication skills. Leslie is the co-author of The Keys to Strategies for Language Instruction and serves on the boards of NECTFL, NADSFL and ACTFL.

    REGISTRATION closes FEBRUARY 15 at midnight!

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