TPR & TPR-Storytelling Institutes July 2016

Chief Atahm School staff have dedicated many summers to sharing their experience in innovative and effective language teaching methodologies. Students from all over Canada have come to learn about Total Physical Response, a language teaching approach that focuses on developing comprehension skills using action. The follow-up course, Beyond TPR, is an intensive program aimed at enhancing the skills of TPR language practitioners and program resource developers. This year's institutes will be taught by master TPR teacher Janice Michel-Billy and the Chief Atahm School curriculum coordinator, Dr. Kathryn Michel.

July 4th to 9th, 2016 - Introduction to Total Physical Response (Methods for Teaching Aboriginal Languages):

This week-long institute will focus on the Total Physical Response Methodology for second language teaching. This action-based methodology quickly develops a working vocabulary for students in a fun, creative way. To assist in building successful language programs, Chief Atahm School has developed an intensive training program to help aboriginal language teachers master the steps of TPR. During this institute each participant will be provided with training through lectures, modeling, activities, and multimedia presentations to help develop skills specific to TPR.

July 11th to 16th, 2016 - Beyond TPR: Using Stories to teach language (Practices for Aboriginal Language):

TPR Storytelling is a development of Classic TPR that involves the incorporation of stories in order to develop speaking skills in language students.  This intensive week long course will introduce the TPR Storytelling model and provide many practical and theoretical experiences. This course is recommended for past students of Classic TPR who have successfully implemented their training in a language classroom.

Course Accreditation

Both courses are available as accredited courses through Thompson Rivers University (EDLL 3900 & EDLL 3920).

Info about our Summer Institutes

The cost for each institute is $800. This cost includes all instruction, handouts, materials, and lunches. Participants are responsibile for their own breakfast, snacks, dinners, and accommodations.

For more info call or email Kim Dennis at Chief Atahm School

Located near the sunny Little Shuswap Lake

The courses are delivered at Chief Atahm School on the Adams Lake Reserve #4, near Chase, BC. There are opportunities within the community for billeting (upon prior arrangement) or students can enjoy a variety of accommodation choices in the sunny Shuswap Lakes area. Some recommended accommodations are: Chase Lions campground, Quaaout Lodge/Talking Rock Resort, the Chase Country Inn, and the Squilax Hostel.