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Monday, July 25 • 9:45am - 5:45pm
TPRS Beginner's Workshop with Donna and Katya (Full Day Workshop)

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Training:  This workshop is for teachers who are new to TPR Storytelling® or for teachers who feel that they need to revisit and practice the fundamentals of the method. We will focus on how and why Storytelling® is the most effective and fun way for students to learn a world language.  We will also practice the necessary skills for using this method in the classroom with experienced coaches.  

Language Experience:  You will experience learning Russian as a student in a TPRS class.  You will be amazed by how much Russian you will learn over our three and a half days together!  Having the opportunity to be a student and a teacher at the same time will allow you to experience first-hand the skills essential to this method.

In order to receive the full benefit of both the training and the language-learning experience, we strongly encourage you to stay for the entire workshop.  Trust us, you won’t want to miss a thing!


  1. Wade into our first Russian story with TPRS!

  2. How does Katya make that Russian lesson look so easy?

  3. How does the brain acquire language?

  4. How do I get started with my class?

  5. Let’s start practicing TPRS skills one-by-one!

    1. “Say it like you mean it!”

    2. Establish meaning

    3. Use gestures to make the language comprehensible

    4. Ask repetitive questions

    5. Repeat the correct answer

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Katya Paukova

Cohort Leader, Presenter, Defense Language Institute

Monday July 25, 2016 9:45am - 5:45pm PDT
Paradise DE
  Full-day Workshop
  • AV Needs LCD Projector, Computer Speakers (Presenters will bring their own laptop. Mac users need to bring the adapter for the LCD.)