Testimonials - Teacher Training Workshops
Here are just a few testimonials from recent teacher training workshops offered by CALA:
"Excellent / Super! I love this . . . . I enjoyed it. I am a slow processor but
even with that I understood and acquired."
--Anonymous participant at TESOL conference for teachers in response to demonstration of CALA language teaching techniques
"I really loved [observing the CALA language class] and this [workshop] was like the
'method behind the madness.' I loved it!"
--Anonymous participant at comprehensible input workshop offered at the CALA Summer Language Institute.
"The [learning materials] were very clear and . . . I appreciate having all the resources used during the workshop available for me. It was very helpful to see the TPRS method in a live class! All the techniques, methods and strategies learned this week will serve me well in my first year or teaching and beyond!" --Lori T., ESL Teacher, Montgomery County, TN
"I really loved this workshop. I have never had any professional development this
great! The workshop has helped me shape my idea of teaching and how to engage students.
The explanation of why the brain does what it does was very informative. The coaching
and questions/answers sessions were very beneficial in helping me understand the process
of comprehensible input. I think that it is a shame that other individuals in the
world languages (or any subject, for that matter) do not take your workshop!"
--Nadine R., German Teacher, Montgomery County, TN
"[The facilitator] was amazing and very sensitive to our needs. I was very happy to have the chance to model [and] practice what we learned." --Anne M., Spanish Teacher, Warren County, TN
"[The facilitator] did an amazing job at identifying and addressing our specific needs.
He was really enjoyable to listen to. [What I liked most was learning] practical
things I can use immediately." --Linda T., Spanish Teacher, Warren County, TN
CALA offers in-service workshops on the teaching and learning of world languages [including English as a Second Language (ESL)] based on brain research. Subject matter can be tailored to meet the needs of schools and/or their counties or districts. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a workshop that is just right for you!