Language educator:

What's your next step?

Are you ready for the Next Step in your teaching career?


Do you want to to be a part of the generation that

inspires new teachers to improve their skills?


Are you preparing to train and coach your fellow teachers

to start teaching for acquisition?


The What's Your Next Step? Training is what you are looking for!

I want to learn how to create and give an effective, inspiring presentation that will make people want to know more.

I want to learn how to build up a workshop for new skills or strategies that will make people effectively use these in their classrooms.

I want to learn how to train teachers in such a way that they will implement a teaching approach in a sustainable manner. 

I want to know what I can do to make my CI novel awesome and professional.

Why do you want to take the next step?

Your school has asked you to train your colleagues, but taking the leading of that training on yourself seems overwhelming. You need a plan of what to do and how to make it more manageable.

You want to become a teacher leader for world languages. You want to engage fellow teachers, create a climate of CI-ness within your depart-ment and help them move towards communicative, comprehensible input based instruction. You wish to improve your ability to educate the community (students, parents, faculty, admins) about CI methods, and to support teachers in your department who are interested in learning more.

You are passionate about CI and constantly reflecting upon and refining your practice, and you want to provide other teachers with that sense of power and eagerness to experiment and try new things. You want to better know how to articulate what you do, and to share that knowledge with other teachers to help them and yourself collaborate together to become better teachers.

You have been doing presentations at conferences and now want to grasp the differences between "presenting" or "demonstrating" and "training". You want to learn effective practices for helping teachers actually change and grow long-term.

You are mentoring new teachers and you want to help them make the transition towards an acquisition driven approach to teaching. You are looking for a training that will instill confidence in you as a coach, since coaching a teacher is so different from teaching a language.

As a dean or department chair, you are looking for ways to have strategic, fruitful conversations with teachers and departments of different persuasions. You need simple strategies to dealing with resistance, “a ready answer” and a set of skills so that you can share the validity as well as the practice of CI to existing and new members in your district.


What's your next step     represents the work Anny Ewing and Kirstin Plante do together, in addition to our separate work with Dynamic Language Learning (Kirstin, in the Netherlands) and Altamira Language Learning (Anny, in the Philadelphia tri-state area).

As What's Your Next Step     we focus on working with teachers who are ready to move to another level.

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In the US:

Anny Ewing

2211 Eagle Farms Road

Chester Springs, PA  19425-3725 


In Europe:

Kirstin Plante

Molengouw 36
1151CJ Broek in Waterland
The Netherlands

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