IFLTA 2017


I’m so excited to be presenting at IFLTA 2017 this morning!  Here’s a link to my presentation for those who are attending, or any other people that might be interested.

33 thoughts on “IFLTA 2017

  1. Jessica

    Thank you for sharing! I wish I could be at your presentation so I could thank you for all of the resources that you share. You are helping me be a better French teacher and implement something that my district has only just started to learn about. Good luck today 🙂

  2. GOB

    I am a Spanish teacher who subscribes to your blog. Your examples of how to plan unites using comprehensible input are fabulous. Thank you for all your work and generosity.

  3. Jane


    Your work is thoughtful and authentic! Thank you for sharing! Even after many years in a CI classroom, I love the new takeaways I get from from following you and your work. Merci infiniment!


  4. Mme M.

    Thank you so much for sharing this invaluable resource! Your work is really changing how I teach and continue to evolve what I do in the classroom with my students! Merci mille fois!

  5. michelle tharp-taylor

    I wish I were there. Thank you for all you share so generously. My classes have improved because I’ve incorporated some of your ideas and materials.

  6. Nagia

    Merci beaucoup! Thank you for always sharing your work and inspiring others 🙂 Will you be presenting at iFLT2018 in OH?

  7. Kelly

    This looks amazing! I wish I could attend, but I’m in California. Quand-meme, I really appreciate you sharing this with all of us as it’s informative and insightful. Your blog, resources, and musings have really inspired me this year and have helped get me through a slump I started to experience the past two years. I cannot thank you enough for what you do!!!!

  8. Dahnya Chop

    I loved how you walked us through all the steps. Something that I had never heard before was “dividing the topic into subtopics” to plan. That was really helpful, and something I will share with my department. I also liked hearing you explain “The Friendship Circle” and “Guess Who” . My goal is to create one of each this week!

    1. madameshepard Post author

      Thank you so much for this feedback. It was so great meeting you! I’m really looking forward to trying some of the ideas I learned from you, too. I’m going to start with the Qui est-ce activity where the students have different roles. I think my kids will love this!

      1. Gary S.

        Although I teach Spanish, Madame, I still find your materials a valuable source of inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing your work.
        Is there any chance you could explain more about The Friendship Circle and Guess Who?
        Mil gracias!

        1. madameshepard Post author

          Hola! Here’s a link to a post in which I described these activities in detail:http://madameshepard.com/?p=1357 Let me know if I can clarify anything. Since these activities rely on pictures, they can be used as is in any language. There are a LOT of them in various units on this blog.

  9. Anne Peter

    Merci infiniment pour votre travail remarquable et votre partage! Une grande source d’inspiration, de motivation et des ressources de si grande qualité! Vous ne pouvez imaginer combien vous m’aidez à toujours améliorer mes cours pour mes élèves. Merci pour votre générosité, et le niveau de vos connaissances et compétences. Chapeau bas Madame!

  10. Kathryn Zetts

    Felicitations on presenting! I look forward to taking a closer look at your presentation. As always MERCI BEAUCOUP for sharing your wonderful resources!

  11. Bobby Sullivan

    Merci mille fois pour le partage. I’m a French teacher and department head in Central Massachusetts. This presentation is exactly what I’m currently working on with my department. I’d love to you part of this in an upcoming department meeting if you don’t mind. I’d credit you, of course!

  12. Fran Burnett

    Thank you so very much for sharing this planning resource. I’ve followed your blog for over a year and found, at last, a thematic approach that works for my combined French 3 & 4 course. Now, I’m looking forward to taking an idea and developing it into a unit following the model you provided.

  13. Kathy Darnell

    Hi Madame,
    Could you please post your presentation for your CSCTFL 2019 session? I was there and it was phenomenal! So many resources! But the links are all in your powerpoint which I could not find on the CSCTFL 2019 site.
    Thank you!


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