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Ultimate CI Book 2 Advanced Training Course (Group 6) REGISTRATION CLOSED


This advanced CI group for Book 2 meets on Saturday Mornings, starting on March 27, 2021. Includes a free copy of The Ultimate CI Book 2 + a free 12-month membership to the PLC! 

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Ben Slavic

Here are some comments from my students this week | 3rd grade: “Why can’t we have more Spanish this week?” | 5th grade: Students at recess started using a chant that we made up in class. | 7th grade: The bell rings and the students all sigh because class is over. | 8th grade: “Maestra, this is the best class I have!” | So Ben, thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us so more children can feel joy and success after every class!

Karin T.

I just wanted to let you know that I am getting very positive feedback from the lecturers in our university here in Israel. The teachers feel that they don’t have to look for materials and can create them on the spot. One teacher said it's the greatest professional development that she has ever had.

Sara T.

I will definitely try the new teaching method that we’re learning with Ben Slavic. I’ve tried it with my school students on ZOOM and it was amazing. We all enjoyed the session even though I teach boys who are generally weak. It was effective and they participated and spoke in class! However, I was told that almost 55 students registered this year for my beginner online course. I guess that's a good thing, especially these days....

Maya S.

I just started a new class of 30 Arabic speakers and I did the Star Sequence and it worked so well! One of the reasons for that is that all of your Zoom training really sunk in. My students told me that they felt that the language went into their heads and we all had fun!

Sara T.

There were also definitely many more smiles and much more laughter than is usually present in class. Every time I over-explained some grammar point, I heard Ben chastising my conscious brain to just keep communicating through the phases of the Star.....but all in due time. I finally get how my students need to hear and read before they do the grammar, which they can do later. This is way different but fantastically so.

Carol W.

I really appreciate you taking the time to set up this training and bless me with this super valuable information. You validate everything that I feel has been inside of my mind and never been able to express or communicate. The Star is a life changer. I have been faking my grade book for years! The communication rubric is brilliant. I’m a bit late using it but better late than never.

Victoria W.

I just used the method with my 8th grade special ed class and it took a few minutes for them to get used to, but they all participated and at the end we were able to read the sentence - "Ben is eating chocolate ice cream in a store in Tel Aviv." I used the chat to have the students suggest and vote on each action or adjective. This enabled the kids who don't open their camera to participate. By the end they were willing to join by voice and many turned on their cameras.

Hal R.

I was observed the other day and the department chair was blown away by the number of students participating and how they seemed to comprehend the basic vocabulary and be able to read out loud.

Ronnie B.


Ultimate CI Book 2 Online Training Course
(Book 2 – Saturdays)

The online Zoom training course supports Book 1. When you sign up for the training, a free copy of the Ultimate CI Book 2 is included.
All attendees receive a Professional Development Certification of Completion for 12 Hours of World Language Instruction Training.
The Ultimate CI Book 1 online training program covers everything in the first Ultimate CI Book. The Ultimate CI Book 2 online training program covers everything in the second Ultimate CI Book.
Note that Book 1 provides enough material to keep your online and brick and mortar students engaged through their entire level 1 language instruction. The Book 2 training contains enough material for levels 2-4.
Students who have taken a six week training in either Book 1 or Book 2 and would like to repeat that same training are invited to do so at no charge. There is no limit to how many times you can repeat a class once you have attended it. 
Here is the syllabus for the book 2 trainings:

Class 1, Saturday – 3.27.21 (9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time) – Creating a Tableau from a One Word Image 

(1) Outside Reading (please read before this 1st class):

1. Read pp. 4-38

(2) Go to the following YouTube links and watch at least a few of them each week and read as many as you can by the end of this Book 2 Training Week 3. Try to notice how what is explained in the book matches up with what these teachers are doing in the videos. 

Videos made from One Word Images:

Book 2/Video 1

Book 2/Video 2

Book 2/Video 3

Book 2/Video 4


Videos made from Individually Created Images:

Book 2/ Video 5

Book 2/ Video 6


(5) This first class will demo a full journey around the Star (45-90 min.) working from a one word image to a tableau. (If time remains, Q and A from the Chat and coaching.)

Class 2 – Saturday – 4.03.21 (9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time) – Creating a Tableau from an Individually Created Image
  1. Read pp, 39-75
  2. This class will demo a complete journey around the Star using a tableau from an individually created image. Currently there are no YouTube videos to watch on this category (C). (If time remains, Q and A from the Chat and coaching.)
Class 3 – Saturday – 4.10.21 (9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time) – Creating STORIES from Student Cards.
  1. Read pp. 76-106
  2. This class will make a complete journey around the Star, for the first time making a story and not a tableau. Focus your reading, therefore, on QLs 5 and 6 (setting up the problem and solution).
Class 4 –  Demo and Coaching. Saturday – 4.17.21 (9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time) – Creating STORIES from One Word Images. Demo in Spanish by Jesús Horacio Báez Ávila.
  1. Read pp. 96-115
Class 5 – Demo and Coaching. Saturday – 4.24.21 (9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time) –
Creating STORIES from One Word Images. Demo in Russian by Viktoria Yevtushenko.
  1. Read pp. 
Class 6 – Coaching. Saturday – 5.01.21 (9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time) – Demos and Coaching by whoever wants to.


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  • Sunday, Mar 21, 2021 12:00 PM
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