WHAT IS ALTAMIRA LANGUAGE LEARNING?
Altamira Language Learning is a team of CI (Comprehensible Input)-based teacher/trainers dedicated to providing dynamic, hands-on, customized teacher training to language teachers in the Philadelphia Tri-State area. We are classroom teachers of French, Spanish, ESL, and Mandarin with extensive training and experience in TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) and TCI (Teaching with Comprehensible Input) as well as in training and coaching other teachers. So we are both language teachers and language teacher trainers.
WHO WE ARE
Altamira Language Learning is a team of language teachers and language teacher trainers. We live, teach, and train in the Philadelphia Tri-State area, and all are active in sharing and growing our teaching craft here and farther afield.
WHAT WE DO
Altamira’s training team shares strategies for “optimized immersion” though TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) and TCI (Teaching with Comprehensible Input). We provide customized, ongoing teaching, coaching, and training with full- and half-day workshops; and year-long teacher training with individualized coaching, follow-up, support, and feedback.
HOW WE DO IT
Teachers presented with new ideas need the same conditions as students presented with a new language: repetitive, comprehensible, compelling input, delivered in a setting where they feel safe and comfortable. That means that, just as our teaching is grounded in an understanding of language acquisition theory and brain science, so our teacher training aligns with research-based principles of effective professional development and follow-up.
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