Language Teacher Summer Institute: 2020

Maximizing foreign language output in the classroom: An in-depth, interactive, two-week course

Middle and high school and community college foreign language teachers who want to cultivate new skills and ideas for creating a more exciting and interactive classroom environment.

The seminar is free, but space is limited and applications will be competitive.

All sessions are online.

June 22 – July 2, M-F with morning and afternoon meet-ups.

Teachers will identify, reframe, and reproduce six core high leverage-teaching practices for language instruction based on the discussion and analysis of enacting the Work of Language Instruction: High-Leverage Teaching Practices. (The American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2017), and using LingroToGo and Contrasena as models. Develop a lesson unit and activities for their own language classroom. Model a specific practice by deconstructing the HLTP into instructional models and listing the teaching challenges they addressed taking into consideration their instructional context, learners, and goals. Assess their peers and their own lesson using the TELL Project rubric for teacher effectiveness for language learning.

Instruction by University of Florida faculty who specializes in classroom technology and interactive learning spaces.

Teachers will receive a certificate upon completion of assignments, which they can submit to their district for proper credit. Registered UF students may be able to receive college credit.

To request additional information contact Lisa Booth at 352-294-7152,

This institute is partially funded by the US Department of Education through it support of the Center for European Studies. 

LTSI Application Form

  • 1. Why would you like to attend LTSI? Please state your purpose as specifically as possible. Support your answer with concrete examples (1-2 paragraphs) 2. What topics would you like to see addressed in LTSI? Support your answer with concrete examples (1-2 paragraphs) 3. How do you plan to utilize and disseminate what you learn at LTSI? Support your answer with concrete examples (1-2 paragraphs)