Summer brings a variety of online and in-person professional development opportunities for World Language educators. These sessions are organized by various organizations and companies. I will be participating as a presenter in some of these sessions, and I have also presented at some in the past. These conferences offer a wide range of topics and presenters.

If you are new to comprehension-based teaching or would like to refresh your knowledge and gain new ideas for the upcoming school year, the CI-Reboot conference is perfect for you! It offers both pre-recorded and live sessions, so if you can’t attend in person, you can watch the videos later. Here are some of the topics that will be covered during the conference, with a diverse range of presenters each day:

Pre-conference: June 24 – 28
Sunday, July 7: The Fundamentals of CI/TPRS (What is CI Teaching? TPR, TPRS, CI Basics, SLA Theory)
Monday, July 8: Backward Planning, Teaching Reading, FVR (Self-selected independent reading)
Tuesday, July 9: Sheltered Subject Matter Teaching (All content) – What content are we teaching?
Wednesday, July 10: Classroom Management, Classroom Set-up, Assessment
Thursday, July 11: Advanced CI, Upper Levels, The Big Picture

If you would like to register for the conference, make sure to use THIS LINK, which provides a $10 discount for my readers. Valentina Correa and I will be presenting on July 7th about Using Comprehensible Stories to Spark Change.


Another excellent event for World Language educators is the World Language Teacher Summit – Back to School Conference. Teachers can attend this conference for free during the designated period  – register here. I truly appreciate this complimentary professional development opportunity.

The conference will be held from July 22nd to 26th, with each presentation available for free for 48 hours. If you cannot attend during that week, don’t worry! You can upgrade to the All-Access Pass, which provides unlimited access to the entire event and exclusive bonuses. If you register for the free conference using my link and later decide to purchase the All-Access Pass, I will receive a commission. Also, don’t forget to register to receive the Playbook and learn about the presenters and topics.


I will also be presenting at the KLETT WL Conference. Stay tuned for more details; I will update this post when registration opens, as I want my readers to be the first ones to know!


Because I enjoy sharing at regional conferences, I submitted a proposal to present at MaFLA this fall, and it was accepted! I’m really looking forward to connecting with teachers in person. Presenting not only brings me joy but also helps me continue growing as a teacher and motivates me to improve my practices.

Last but not least, if you are looking for in-person professional development opportunities tailored to your needs, let’s work together and create a plan that suits you or your department perfectly! Visit this link to contact me.

Which professional development opportunities will you be attending this summer?




As any world language teacher will tell you, if you want to teach your students languages, you need to keep them engaged and motivated at the same time as you maintain a balance in your life. This conference will bring you new ideas to maintain your energy, pivot with the newest challenges, and keep your students excited. 

This October 17th,  Jared Romey is back, hosting another online conference for world language teachers packed full of innovative and creative strategies to help you connect with your students, share your passion for languages and get them absolutely loving your class!


Whether you’re a brand-new to teaching world languages or have been at it for years, you’ll find tons of great ideas and actionable info from world-class experts such as Diego Ojeda, Kia London, Allison Wienhold, Olly Richards, Margarita Perez Garcia, Bertha Delgadillo, Stacy Cannady, and many more. 

I will be presenting at this conference along with Profe Valentina on a session that will help you bring stories to your Spanish classes! Register free now to watch our session on October 18th. Click HERE to register now! 

See you soon!

Free Professional Development  for World Language Teachers

Free Professional Development for World Language Teachers

Let’s be honest! Paying for professional development from a teacher salary is not an easy thing. Many school districts also have limited budgets to pay for outside professional development. I remember a time when I really wanted to attend a weekend conference in the same state of the school where I taught, and I had to put my name in a hat along with seven other Spanish teachers to choose to winners to go to the conference. I remember being sad because I didn’t have the opportunity to attend. Going to a conference or a training also give you the opportunity to meet other colleagues face to face, and as I refer to it,  “sharing the same air with people who like to do the same you do.” 

Nowadays, there are endless possibilities for free professional development online. The teaching community is one of those communities where individuals really like to find ways to give back and offering opportunities for others to have access to professional development at no cost is one of them. Planning your summer? Here are some options for you!


Online Course

The University of Texas at Austin has a complete course called “Foreign Language Teaching Methods.” It has different modules for teachers to get training in the different aspects of language teaching.


Twitter Chats

#EarlyLang hosted by NNELL
Have an awesome professional development from the comfort of your own couch!