WHAT DOES ALTAMIRA LANGUAGE LEARNING DO?

Research shows that language acquisition occurs when learners receive repetitive, comprehensible, compelling input, delivered in a setting where they feel safe and comfortable. The same is true for teachers acquiring new ideas. Altamira’s various training formats allow teachers to see, practice, understand, reflect, absorb, and implement new strategies in their own classrooms, at their own pace and comfort levels, with the guidance and support of trained presenters, coaches, and our vibrant peer network.

Altamira’s Philadelphia-area-based team provides customized, ongoing, local teacher training. Offerings range from our year-long Extended-Release TCI Training to stand-alone workshops and individualized coaching. We will work with you to find the training that suits your situation.

A VARIETY OF FORMATS TO MEET YOUR TRAINING NEEDS

Workshops

We offer full-day workshops, half-day workshops, and other options to suit your needs. Workshops can be held at your school or in a shared setting.

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Teacher Training

We offer year-long extended-release TCI training, individualized coaching, and follow-up. Teacher training can be conducted at your school or in a shared setting.

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Trainer Prep

Altamira works with TPRS Academy in the Netherlands to provide yearly Trainer prep training for experienced TPRS teachers who want to become teacher trainers.

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Peer Support

Altamira Language Learning grew out of TriState TCI, a regional network of CI teachers. Our TriState TCI peer learning community has monthly meetings to share ideas and learn from each other about practices, challenges, and solutions for our classrooms.

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Calendar of meetings   

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Coaching

Altamira’s coaches work with individuals and small groups to observe live classroom practice or guide off-line practice of specific TCI strategies and provide targeted feedback in a constructive, growth-affirming manner.

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Language Classes

Altamira’s team, in collaboration with other CI-based language programs, may offer private language sessions, immersion weekends, and language classes for groups. We’ll share details in this space and on our calendar when we have something coming up.

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