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Strategies for Target Language Use at Checkpoint A

Presenter:  Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez

Original webinar date & Time:  Tuesday, December 5th, 2023, 4:00-5:00 pm

1 hour of CTLE credit offered

Webinar description:  Novice language students need rich and contextualized input in the target language to make meaning and establish a foundation for output. In this webinar, we will explore strategies for maintaining the target language environment in the Checkpoint A classroom, and for facilitating and encouraging student production in the language. Suggestions for scaffolding language, providing visual and gestural supports, and teaching culture in the target language will be presented.

Click here to download the webinar flyer.

Link to Handouts folder from webinar

Link to recording of webinar

Link to post-assessments

To receive a certificate of completion (including a CTLE certificate), NYS educators must view the recording of the webinar (see link above) in its entirety and then answer at least seven out of ten questions correctly on the post assessment.  If the minimum required score (7 out of 10) is achieved, the educator will receive a certificate via email within an hour.  For the convenience of our World Language educators, there are multiple versions of the post assessment available, should the required score not be achieved on the first attempt.  Educators may take each version of the post assessment once.

Important notes:

  1. Educators may take each version of the post assessment once.  Credit will not be given for taking a single version of the post assessment more than once. 
  2. Credit will not be given for more than one passing score on any of the post assessments for a webinar (listed below) in a single academic year.  
  3. Educators may receive credit for viewing the webinar recording and passing a post assessment once in each academic year and are encouraged to take a different version of the post assessment on a yearly basis to review and test their knowledge of the webinar's content. 
  4. It is the responsibility of the individual educator to keep track of the information on the professional learning they complete each year, including the number of CTLE hours.
  5. Questions about this webinar or the post assessments, should be directed to Candace Black at (518) 473-7505 or at sends e-mail).

Webinar Summary (Coming soon!)

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participants from district schools
participants from charter schools
 participants from non-public schools
 participants from colleges or universities
 participants from BOCES or RBERNs
 participants from a government agency

Quotes from participants  (Coming soon!)


For more information on professional learning webinars for world language educators, please visit our website.

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.