Fluency Matters 2023 Conference

Learn the how, what, and why of Acquisition-Driven Instruction (ADI) from over 20 trainers and coaches—alongside hundreds of like-minded colleagues!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Florencia Henshaw

Keynote Title: "This or that? Unpacking dichotomies in language teaching”

Description: The goal of this talk is to offer a space for reflection on the symbiotic relationship between some common dichotomies in language teaching, such as input and output, explicit and implicit, form and meaning, authentic and simplified, research and practice. Do we have to pick teams, or is there more common ground than it looks?

Bio: Florencia Henshaw has a PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she is now the Director of Advanced Spanish. She is an award-winning educator who has published and presented nationally and internationally on technology integration and proficiency-based instruction. Dr. Henshaw is as passionate about helping students develop communicative ability in the target language, as she is about helping teachers make the connection between what we know and what we do. To that end, she launched a YouTube channel called "Unpacking Language Pedagogy," where she discusses key terms, research articles, and activities. Her new co-authored book, "Common Ground: Second Language Acquisition Theory goes to the Classroom," also aims to help educators visualize how to put principles into action

  • Call for Proposals

    Do you want to be a presenter? We would love to hear your voice! Proposals are now being accepted for 50-minute sessions. Please complete the form by January 5, 2023.
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  • Registration

    We are excited to host the Fluency Matters Conference, and we cannot wait to see you there! Early Owl registration opens soon, so mark your calendars to take advantage of the Early Owl registration price of $379.
  • Schedule

    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). We will also have a few surprise evening activities that you will not want to miss! Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.