July 9-13, 2018

The Total Physical Response Methodology for second language teaching has been successfully implemented in language classrooms worldwide. This action-based methodology quickly develops a core communicative vocabulary for students in a fun, creative way. Chief Atahm School has developed an intensive training program to help language teachers build successful language programs through TPR. During this institute each participant will be provided with training through lectures, live teacher demonstrations, multimedia, and group activities.



July 16-20, 2018

TPR Storytelling builds on Classic TPR by incorporating stories to develop speaking skills in language students. This intensive 5 day course provides the theoretical and practical teaching so that teachers will be ready to implement TPR Storytelling in their classrooms. Two of the course highlights are the live demonstrations by TPR-Storytelling master teacher, Janice Michel-Billy and the use of traditional stories to teach language. This course is recommended for experienced language teachers. Although experience with Classic TPR is helpful, it is not a prerequisite.


Accommodation Info Chase and Area


About TPR

Check out these links to learn more about TPR:

TPR Storytelling

Learn more about TPR-S:

FN Language Essentials

The introductory course will demonstrate how to teach using the First Nations Language Essentials Level One



Have fun and learn how to teach language

Action-based beginner language teaching

Experienced Teachers - Theory and Practice

Instructors Janice Michel-Billy & Kathryn Michel (shown with Charmayne Jules-middle)

TPR in Action

Students at the Chase Treetop Flyers Zipline

"What a great time I had"

"The TPR Summer Institute classes have provided the necessary skills for becoming an effective, enthusiastic, and confident language teacher. Not to mention what a great time I had meeting a ton of new people, zip lining, river rafting, going for hikes, and out for dinner."

"I really enjoyed learning about other languages"

"These courses gave me tools on learning through actions, speaking, and using various combinations of gestures and questions. It was neat to take these courses with other Nations"

Contact Us

Chief Atahm School
Box 1068, 6371 Chief Jules Dr.
Chase, BC, V0E 1M0
P: (250) 679-8837


TPR Institute Summer 2018

Learn how to teach using actions and stories this July at Chief Atahm School.

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About Us

Chief Atahm School is a Secwepemc immersion school dedicated to the survival of our language, values and culture. We are committed to assisting other communities with their language journeys.