Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 8:30 AM CDT
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 3:30 PM CDT

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Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX 
Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center
2820 Stadium Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76129

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Amy Lenord 
Texas Foreign Language Association 

The TFLA Summer Institute 2019

The 2019 TFLA Summer Institute will focus on a relatively new concept in language education: high-leverage teaching practices (HTLPs), which provide the greatest "leverage" for teachers in bringing about effective student learning. Dr. Eileen W. Glisan, lead author of a recently published text on this topic, will lead teachers through six practices by means of a brief theoretical discussion, deconstruction of each practice, and hands-on rehearsal of each practice. Days 1 and 2 will address the HLTPs in hands-on fashion, while Day 3 will culminate with an application of these instructional practices to the design and implementation of the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA).

July 23-25, 2019, 8:30-3:30 pm each day


Lunch: On your own 7/23 and 7/24, a box lunch will be provided on 7/25

Pay by check = Pay with PO for districts/schools. Please send PO's to:

1315 Cherokee Dr.
Richardson, TX 75080

Registration must be completed for PO to be honored.


Hotel Accommodations  are available for a special rate:

Holiday Inn Express Ft. Worth - Downtown

Name of Block: Summer Institute, special TFLA rate

Nights Blocked: Mon 7/22/19, Tues 7/23/19, Wed 7/24/19 & Thurs 7/25/19

Nightly Rate: $149.00+tax for Single King rooms and Two Queen rooms

Nightly Parking Fee: Waived

Cutoff Date: Wednesday 6/19/19

Reservations by Phone: Guests can call 1-866-551-9747 and ask for the Summer Institute group rate

To book reservations online, please click on the booking link below and select desired stay dates. The group code will auto-populate once “check availability” is selected and take you to the room option(s).

Online Reservations (Short Booking Link): Summer Institute Group Booking Link

Online Reservations (Extended Booking Link): https://www.hiexpress.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=EX&localeCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelCode=FTWLA&_PMID=99801505&GPC=TFL&cn=no&viewfullsite=true


Dr. Eileen W. Glisan | Keynote Speaker 

Dr. Eileen W. Glisan is Distinguished University Professor of Spanish at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), where she coordinates the Spanish Education K-12 Program.  She was President of ACTFL in 2010 is certified by ACTFL as an oral proficiency tester of Spanish. She is co-author of Teacher's Handbook: Contextualized Language Instruction, now in its fifth edition. She is also co-author of Enacting the Work of Language Instruction: High-Leverage Teaching Practice and Implementing Integrated Performance Assessment. She has published numerous articles in edited books and scholarly journals such as The Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, and The Canadian Modern Language Review. Dr. Glisan is the recipient of several awards including the 2012 PSMLA Frank Mulhern Leadership Award for Outstanding Leadership in World Languages and Cultures, the 2008 Nelson H. Brooks Award for Distinguished Service and Leadership to the Profession presented by the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, and the 1996 Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education given by ACTFL and the New York State Association of  Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT).