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World Languages

Strategies for Target Language Use at Checkpoint A

Presenter:  Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez

Date & Time:  Tuesday, December 5th, 2023, 4:00-5:00 pm

1 hour of CTLE credit offered

The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) presents this next webinar in its 2023 Professional Learning Series:  Strategies for Target Language Use at Checkpoint A.  This webinar is offered free of charge for world language administrators and leaders working and studying in New York State educational institutions.

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.

Registration process:  All participants are encouraged to pre-register for this event.  Pre-registration will close on Friday, December 1, 2023; there will be no same-day registrations.  Once the registrant's 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 webinar.  Only pre-registered attendees will be eligible for a certificate documenting attendance and/or CTLE hours. 

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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.