Skip to main content

From Skills to Modes - Part 3: Presentational Communication

The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages of the New York State Education Department presents "From Skills to Modes - Part 3:  Presentational Communication".

Wednesday, April 7th, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Workshop description:  Building on the previous two presentations on Standard 1 (Interpretive Communication) and Standard 2 (Interpersonal Communication), we will dive into the third New York State World Language Standard: Presentational Communication. Participants will explore ways in which to create real-world opportunities for students to share their proficiency in writing and speaking in the target language. We will also consider the importance of authentic audiences for student work and have the opportunity to brainstorm and share specific tasks for a variety of proficiency levels.

Link to registration form

Link to workshop flyer

Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez began her language teaching career as a teacher of Spanish, French and ESL. She holds a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently the Director of World and Classical Languages & Global Language Initiatives at the Dalton School in New York City. Lori is the author of books, texts and articles about language teaching and learning and multicultural education. She presents workshops at local, regional and national conferences and works with teachers in schools throughout the U.S. and around the world. Her website ( offers free materials for teaching Chinese, English, French, and, Spanish.

A recording of the workshop will be uploaded to the OBEWL website for on-demand viewing by those unable to attend virtually.  Those who attend the online workshop will be provided with a certificate of attendance for one hour; those who wish to receive CTLE credit must provide all of the requested information on the registration form.  Those unable to attend the workshop on April 7th may earn CTLE credit by viewing the recording on the OBEWL website and answering at least seven out of ten questions correctly on a multiple-choice post-assessment.  No registration is necessary to view the recording of the workshop.

Registration process:  A maximum of 950 pre-registrations will be accepted for this live workshop.  Registration will close by April 5th; there will be no same-day registrations.  Only pre-registered attendees will be admitted into the workshop.  Requests will be processed on a rolling basis.  Once the registrant's work email address has been verified as being from a New York State school, college, or university, an email confirming their registration will be sent.  Twenty-four hours prior to the event, all registered individuals will receive login instructions with the link to join the workshop.

Icon created by G. A. Suárez, Cobb County Public Schools World Languages Department and authorized for use under CC 4.0.