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Ultimate CI Training Course with Ben Slavic

$229.00 $189.95

If you want to access the full potential of the new Ultimate CI books, this online training course is the most important first step.

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Ben Slavic

Ben is the Eckhart Tolle of language teaching. His Zoom trainings are the best!

Maria 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 Online Training Course

If you want to access the full potential of the new Ultimate CI books, this online training course is the most important first step after reading Book 1. If money is a concern due to the pandemic hitting everybody hard, I can offer partial or full scholarships – just let me know at
All attendees will receive a Professional Development Certification of Completion for 12 Hours of World Language Instruction Training.
Module A of the Ultimate CI Book online training program (the Beginning module – Book 1) covers everything in the first Ultimate CI Book. Module B  (the Advanced module – Book 2)) covers everything in the second Ultimate CI Book. Note that Module A provides enough material to keep your online students engaged through their entire level 1 language instruction. Module B contains enough material for levels 2-4.
No Zoom instruction will be offered in Module B until summer of 2021. Module A is the pre-requisite.
Refer to the curved yellow bars on the Star Sequence chart in Book 1 to see exactly what is covered in Module A.
Here is the syllabus:
Class 1 –

The Create Phase

Saturday – 2.06.21 (12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time) – Creating a Tableau from Card Talk/The 4 Basic Questioning Levels

  1. Read pp. 7-17
  2. Read pp. 18-19 (optional)
  3. Read pp, 48-55
  4. Watch: (is found at Try to follow the predictable questioning level process as it unfolds in each video. When you see the pattern of the questions and can duplicate them in your instruction, you will be very happy.
Class 2 – 
The Review Phase
Saturday – 2.13.21 (12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time)- Reviewing the Tableau/The Retell/The Reveal/The Quick Quiz
  1. Read pp, 19-48
  2. Read pp. 58-66
  3. Watch some of the other videos in different languages (at Again, try to follow the predictable questioning level process as it unfolds in each video you watch.
Class 3 –
The Writing, Reading and Extend Phases
Saturday – 2.20.21 (12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time) – Writing/Reading/Extension Activities – completion of the Star Journey
  1. Review pp. 17-66
  2. Watch
Class 4 – 
Demo and Coaching
Saturday – 2.27.21 (12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time) – Demo in Spanish by Jesús Horacio Báez Ávila
  1. Watch any of the sample videos at on YouTube
Class 5 – 
Demo and Coaching
Saturday – 3.06.21 (12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time) – Demo in Russian by Viktoria Yevtushenko
  1. Review Pamela sample story.
Class 6 –
Final Coaching
Saturday -3.13.21 (12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time) – Coaching Intensive (leave your ego at the door).


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Ultimate CI Training Course with Ben Slavic

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Saturday, Feb 6, 2021 12:00 PM

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Timezone: America/Denver
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