Lunch is our secret weapon. Agen is at the heart of a region reputed for its good food and there is almost a surplus of excellent but inexpensive restaurants. We encourage participants to choose one and go to lunch together. Instead of grabbing a sandwich and rushing back, we want them to take their time over lunch, to enjoy the food and process what they have seen and learned, sharing their thoughts and exchanging ideas, asking questions and giving themselves time to absorb a very different way of viewing their profession.
Our participants come from around the world. Last year twenty-three different countries were represented. The international friendships that develop in Agen are an essential part of our ambition.
This year we are being honored by the presence of Blaine Ray, the man who invented TPRS, Diane Neubauer and Mike Coxon from the United States, Charlotte Dinscher from Germany, Kristin Plane and Iris Maas from the Netherlands, Sabrina Sebban-Janczak from France, Alina Filipescu from Roumania, Cathy Bu from Australia, Marguerita Perez-Garcia from Venezuela by way of New Zealand, Jayne Cooke from Great Britain and of course, the wonderful Beniko Mason Nanki from Japan. Agen is the truly international conference where people from around the world come together in harmony and share their ideas, talk over their difficulties and leave with renewed faith in human nature.
Dr. Krashen speaks about Sustained Silent Reading.
He is passionate about his craft, passionate about wanting to help others find their way. He has the courage to go off the beaten path, the courage to try new methods and the courage to speak his mind.
Help other teachers start on their TPRS/TCI journey.
She has a special gift for seeing both sides, for knowing where people are coming from and understanding their pain.
LET’S CREATE A BRIDGE WE CAN ALL WALK ON TO GET TOGETHER. LET’S COMMUNICATE!
Kirstin Plante Oh it feels good to see everyone again in this video! It does a great job of picturing the ambiance and vibrant exchange of ideas!
“if we are going to consider anything “basic”, let’s consider high-frequency words and phrases as the starting point. There’s a reason they are high frequency: we need them to communicate.”