Fluency Matters 2024 Conference

Join us July 8 to 11 in Denver, Colorado
  • Register Now

    We are excited to host the Fluency Matters Conference, July 8-11, and can't wait to see you there!

    Registration is now open, and the price of $399 (Plus tax where applicable) includes full conference registration, a welcome reception Monday night, 3 days of on-site lunches, and all the learning your brain can hold!
    Registration Options
  • Pre-conference Workshops

    For only a $60 add-on fee, you can choose from three amazing options for a pre-conference workshop to jump-start your week!
    • Wayside author, Carrie Toth, is leading a workshop on Unit Planning and Assessment using comprehension-based readers!
    • Paulino Brener is teaching an “Improve your Spanish” for Spanish teachers language class - he will continue to host shorter classes like this during the conference!
    • Meredith White is presenting Anything But Routine: Curriculum Innovation Using Common Technology
  • Training Strands

    We realize that everyone is coming to this conference with diverse backgrounds and experiences with Acquisition-Driven Instruction. For this reason, we have developed strands that will focus specifically on your level of comfort and expertise with ADI, while allowing each of you to grow in your individual practice and reach your goals.

    Embedded within the strands there will be demonstrations, deconstructions, theory, practice, and feedback. Each strand will provide an overview/review of ADI and will work on the skills you need most.
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  • Transportation from the Airport

    To get from the Denver International Airport to the downtown Denver area, take the train. The Denver Airport Train/Light Rail goes directly from the airport to Union Station in downtown Denver. From Union Station, Uber, Lyft and taxis are available for the short ride to your hotel.
  • Venue Location

    We are excited to announce that North High School in the Denver Public Schools will be hosting the Fluency Matters 2024 conference.

    2960 North Speer Blvd.
    Denver, CO
  • Hotel Block

    We are excited to partner with major hotel brands for local accommodation to the event!
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Let us know.

Contact us at: [email protected]

  • Acquisition-driven Instruction Skills Labs

    Nurture your ADI skills in the best peer coaching session you will ever experience. Our premiere coaches will organize a small-group ADI deconstruction experience where you have the choice of being a teacher-demonstrator, a language student, or an observer. We need all of these roles to make our coaching pods work! You won't want to miss this amazing opportunity to hone your skills and learn something new.
  • Language Classes

    A key element of our training strategy in Acquisition-driven Instruction is for every participant to experience being a novice student in an ADI language class. This year, you will have five different languages to choose from: Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Latin, Thai & French. You will participate in the same beginner language class for one hour each day, experiencing ADI delivered in 4 sequential lessons.
  • Language Labs

    Watch real students acquire language with Acquisition-driven Instructional (ADI) strategies in our Novice Spanish & French classes and our Intermediate Spanish class. In addition, an Advanced "Improve your Spanish" for Spanish teachers can be observed to see how ADI is used at the advanced level.
  • Conference Schedule

    Starts: Monday, July 8th at 1:00pm
    Ends: Thursday, July 11th at 4pm

    This amazing conference will include engaging sessions created and shared by experienced, innovative educators, language classes for both students and participants, and training strands tailored to your experience with Acquisition-Driven Instruction (ADI).
  • Sponsoring & Exhibiting

    Wayside Publishing and the Fluency Matters Conference welcome vendors, to sponsor and/or exhibit. Choose as many sponsorships as you like to maximize your company’s visibility and earn Silver, Gold, or Platinum sponsor status and get your brand in front of teachers!
    Limited Availability—Sponsor Now
  • Keynote Speaker Leslie Davison

    Originally from northern Michigan, Leslie Davison has made her home in Colorado for more than 25 years. An outstanding teacher of Spanish K-12 in an IB/PYP program for 15+ years with a few years of teaching and coaching technology, Leslie is a sought-after speaker and presenter.
    One of the highlights of her career was helping found a Dual Immersion School. The first cohort graduated in 2018. Leslie has taught overseas on two occasions: once in Honduras and once in Singapore. Leslie is also a Wayside author! She wrote the comprehension-based reader entitled El Chico Global. She is currently teaching Middle School Spanish and serving as a best-practice coach. We are thrilled to have Leslie as our keynote speaker for Fluency Matters 2024.
  • Comprehension-based ReadersTM

    The Fluency Matters Conference is the only summer conference where you will be trained to use a Comprehension-based reader™. Not only will you be trained, but you will have the opportunity to peruse our newest Comprehension-based readers™. Join us to learn all the ins and outs of teaching with these amazing resources!
    Shop Readers
  • Fluency Matters Podcast

    Embark on the Road to Acquisition-driven Instruction with our podcast. Discover the exciting opportunities at this year's conference in Denver, CO. Join us as we explore innovative teaching methods, share expert insights, and inspire a new generation of global communicators. Let's shape the future of language education together!

    Find it on your preferred platform, or listen now the Fluency Matter Podcast homepage.
  • Our Team

    Meet our amazing team of trainers, presenters & coaches!
    Meet Our Team
  • Why Fluency Matters?

    The Fluency Matters conference (formerly known as IFLT) specializes in training and preparing teachers to implement Acquisition Driven Instruction (ADI), especially through the use of Comprehension-based™ readers. Learn the how, what, and why of Acquisition-Driven Instruction (ADI) from over 20 trainers and coaches alongside hundreds of like-minded colleagues! Discover how to confidently facilitate joyful language acquisition for all learners. Cultivate your skills as an acquisition-driven instructor. Fall in love with teaching again!
  • Rationale for your administration

    Need help convincing your administration that the Fluency Matters conference is the professional development that you need? Reference these descriptions of the conference agenda and outcomes.
    Agenda and Rationale