March 1 – April 30, 2019

Join us ONLINE for a revolutionary CI Conference event.

Top presenters.
No workshop conflicts.
Participate online from home.
Videos of real classrooms.

Workshops on:
TPRS/CI Activities
Reading Strategies & Activities
Other Classroom Activities
Classroom Management
Grading & Assessment

Comprehensible Online

Conference Different.

Register NOW!

We Conference Different.

An Entire Conference Totally Online.

Participate from home.

As this conference is 100% online, you can participate from the comfort of your living room anytime during the conference window. You can watch, pause, and replay any presentation.

The BEST presenters.

We’ve invited some of the best presenters in the CI business who will share with you their knowledge and expertise. Each presenter will have their own Q&A area to engage with you.

No schedule conflicts.

Because all of the presentations are recorded, there are no scheduling conflicts. You can watch the presentations in any order, at any time during the conference window.

Real students.

We’ve gathered real teachers with real students in real classrooms and videotaped them for your viewing pleasure. See for yourself why CI students are some of the best students around.

What is Comprehensible Online?

Comprehensible Online is an online conference dedicated to bringing together highly-skilled CI presenters and teachers who want to learn about comprehensible input and implement it in their classrooms.

Comprehensible Online is innovating a new format in conferences and professional development with a 100% online experience. All presentations are videotaped so that participants can watch, pause, and rewatch at any time during the conference window. Because of the online video format, there are no conflicts with presentation schedules. Participants are able to participate in all presentations without the fear of missing one scheduled at the same time—something not possible in traditional conferences.

Comprehensible Online will not only offer presentations on TPRS/CI activities, reading strategies & activities, classroom management, and grading & assessment but also offer views into CI teachers’ classrooms where you can witness CI in action in real classrooms with real teachers and real students.

Each presentation will have a discussion area where participants can actively engage with each other, pose questions, and interact with the presenter. All of these discussions will be visible to all participants.

We’re excited to bring you this unique conference experience and are confident that you’ll come away with a better understanding of comprehensible-input strategies and practices that you’ll be able to bring back to your classroom and enhance your instruction.

Earn Up to 6 Graduate-Level Credits! 

In cooperation with the University of the Pacific, you can earn up to 6 graduate-level credits.

Need to earn credits for salary advancement?

For just $79 per credit, you can earn a credit for every 15 hours you attend Comprehensible Online!

Just write a short summary of each session you attend and document your 15 hours per credit in a time log. Check out the University of the Pacific for more information and to register.


We kindly thank our sponsors for their support and donations. Without them, this conference would not be possible.

We need YOU! Be a Comprehensible Online Sponsor and donate today. All donations must be received by January 31, 2019.


Here are your awesome presenters. Their knowledge and expertise are unsurpassed.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting session proposals. If your proposal has been accepted, please check our proposal page for important information and deadlines.

Alina Filipescu

Marcela Kerns

Faith Laux

Margarita Pérez García

Jon Cowart

Lynne Hendrick

Janice Kittok

Haiyun Lu

Justin Slocum Bailey

Martina Bex

AnneMarie Chase

Gary DiBianca

Maris Hawkins

Lisa Horvath

Christy Lade

Diane Neubauer

R. Clarice Swaney

Adrienne Brandenburg

Kelly Ferguson

Bess Hayles

Mary Beth Johnson

Maureen Lamb

John Sifert

Amy Vander Deen

As presenters confirm their participation, they will be added here.


As presentations are confirmed for this year’s Comprehensible Online conference, they will be listed here.

2019 Presentation Details and Descriptions


10 Top Ways to Coach Yourself to Better CI Teaching – Karen Rowan (1 hour)

A Little Love – Laurie Clarcq (30 minutes)

ABCs of TPR (Total Physical Response) – Karen Rowan (1 hour)

Activities for Pre-Literate Students – Amy Vander Deen (1 hour)

All the World’s a Stage: Reader’s Theater – Karen Rowan (1 hour)

Assessment for Acquisition – Martina Bex (1 hour)

Being Culturally Responsive in the World Language Classroom through Inclusive Storytelling – Gary DiBianca (1 hour)

Beyond Say and Do: Bringing “Think and Feel” into the WL Classroom – Laurie Clarcq (1 hour)

Brain Breaks 2.0 – La Maestra Loca (Annabelle Allen) (1 hour)

Browsing Strategies!!! The Secret to Engaging Students with a Class Library – Mike Peto (1 hour)

Building a Classroom Library – Amy Vander Deen (1 hour)

Card Talk for Upper Levels – R. Clarice Swaney (1 hour)

Classroom Demo: Classroom discussions in upper-level French – Bess Hayles (1 hour)

Classroom Demo – Latin 1, Discipulus Illustris (i.e. Special Person) – Lance Piantaggini (30 minutes)

Classroom Demo – Latin 1 from Day 1 – Lance Piantaggini (1 hour)

Classroom Demo – Latin 1, Input-Based Strategies & Activities – Lance Piantaggini (1 hour)

Classroom Demo – Latin 1, Quick Quizzes – Lance Piantaggini (30 minutes)

Classroom Demo – Latin 1, TPRS – Lance Piantaggini (30 minutes)

Classroom Demo – Troubleshooting – Lance Piantaggini (1 hour)

Classroom Jobs – John Sifert (1 hour)

Classroom Management 101 – Jon Cowart (1 hour)

Classroom Management 2.0 – Jon Cowart (1 hour)

Co-Creating Embedded Readings – Laurie Clarcq (1 hour)

Comprehensible Games – Erica Peplinski (1 hour)

Comprehension-based Language Teaching Online – Diane Neubauer (1 hour)

Content-Based Instruction with Storytelling (CBIS) – Janice Kittok (1 hour)

Crazy for Circumlocution – La Maestra Loca (Annabelle Allen) (1 hour)

Creating a Reading SSR/FVR Program – Alina Filipescu (1 hour)

Creativity in a Straitjacket: how to write a CI reader under 100 unique words – Margarita Pérez García (1 hour)

Designing a Secondary Spanish Heritage Speaker Curriculum – Adrienne Brandenburg (1 hour)

Every Moment Matters – Faith Laux (1 hour)

Expand your Class Library for Heritage Learners of Spanish – Mike Peto (1 hour)

Fun With Free Voluntary Reading – Maureen Lamb (30 minutes)

Get Fluenter! Language Improvement for CI Teachers – Terry Waltz (1 hour)

Going Deskless – Marcela Kerns (30 minutes)

Grade Smarter, Not Harder – AnneMarie Chase (1 hour)

How Adopting a Workshop Model Transformed our Spanish Heritage Courses – Adrienne Brandenburg (1 hour)

How To Draw Good – Pablo Roman (1 hour)

How to Start a Heritage Language Program – Mary Beth Johnson (1 hour)

How to Stay 90% or More in the Target Language Starting in your Beginning Level Classes – Alina Filipescu (1 hour)

How to “teach” a novel – Bess Hayles (1 hour)

Implementing Mindfulness, Growing Love & Developing Proficiency in a Language Classroom – Haiyun Lu (1 hour)

The Importance Of Purposefulness – Pablo Roman (30 minutes)

Interactive-ish Notebooks – Elicia Cárdenas (1 hour)

Is All CI Created Equal? – Blaine Ray (1 hour)

Keeping students engaged by using rejoinders. – Marcela Kerns (30 minutes)

Let’s improvise – Von Ray (1 hour)

Life Hacks: Classroom Edition – Kelly Ferguson (1 hour)

Making the Most of Movie Talks – Maureen Lamb (30 minutes)

Manage your class by Engaging All Students – Jon Cowart (1 hour)

Managing Whole Group Discussion – Jon Cowart (1 hour)

Maximizing Input with Special Person Interviews – Christy Lade (1 hour)

Meeting the Needs of Heritage Learners in the Language Acquisition Classroom – Mary Beth Johnson (1 hour)

Mindfulness in the TL: Fostering Peace and Proficiency at the Same Time – Justin Slocum Bailey (1 hour)

The Minimalist Elementary Teacher – Lisa Horvath (1 hour)

The Missing First Link to Successful Pleasure Reading Programs: Class-Created Texts – Mike Peto (1 hour)

My Favorite Things- Quick CI Activities to fill in the blanks – Erica Peplinski (1 hour)

No-Prep Grading & Assessment – Lance Piantaggini (1 hour)

Nuts and Bolts of National Board Certification – Kelly Ferguson (1 hour)

Performance vs Proficiency Assessments and Why You Should Care – Scott Benedict (1hour)

Phonetics for Language Teachers – Terry Waltz (1 hour)

Pique Proficiency – Martina Bex (1 hour)

Picture Talk or (Building Proficiency Through Images) – R. Clarice Swaney (1 hour)

Powerful Strategies to Display Your Class Library – Mike Peto (1 hour)

Preventing Burnout for Spanish Heritage Teachers – Adrienne Brandenburg (1 hour)

The Psychology of Stories and why our Brains Crave Them – Lisa Horvath (1 hour)

Reading to Writing: Scaffolding for Novice-Level Students – Laurie Clarcq (1 hour)

Required Curriculum: How to mesh CI best practices with mandatory curriculum – Lynne Hendrick (1 hour)

Research and Language Teaching – Diane Neubauer (1 hour)

Setting Up a New Classroom – Lance Piantaggini (30 minutes)

Setting up for Success: Classroom Layout, Posters, Grade Book – Scott Benedict (1 hour)

Speaking Assessments: From Performance to Proficiency – Lynne Hendrick (1 hour)

Spicing up the whole class novel – Maris Hawkins (1 hour)

Start From The Heart – Laurie Clarcq (1 hour)

Starting the Year – Elicia Cárdenas (30 minutes)

Starting the Year Off Right! – Scott Benedict (1 hour)

Stephen Krashen and Bill Van Patten: Crash Course in Second-Language Acquisition – Scott Benedict (1 hour)

Strategies to Help Novices Become Intermediates – Tina Hargaden (1 hour)

Super Verbs & Sweet 16 Verbs – Scott Benedict (1 hour)

Teaching with Student Actors – Sarah Breckley (30 minutes)

Tech Tips and Tricks: Increase Engagement and SAVE TIME! – La Maestra Loca (Annabelle Allen) (1 hour)

These Kids are Driving Me Crazy – Kelly Ferguson (1 hour)

TPRS from a Textbook, CI from a Curriculum – Terry Waltz (1 hour)

Typical Proficiency and Performance Levels – Tina Hargaden (1 hour)

Undercover Input: Let’s play – AnneMarie Chase (1 hour)

Unicornio Malo/Bad Unicorn – Erica Peplinski (1 hour)

Universal Language Curriculum (ULC) – Lance Piantaggini (30 minutes)

Vivid Vocabulary: Activities for Vocabulary Acquisition and Retention in the CI Classroom – Maureen Lamb (30 minutes)

Want To Be A Better CI Teacher? Be A CI Learner! – Pablo Roman (1 hour)

What’s holding you back? Breaking through the CI / TPRS Wall – Von Ray (1 hour)

Write with Your Classes & Publish Your Own CI Novel – Mike Peto (1hour)

Writing for Upper Levels – Laurie Clarcq (30 minutes)

As presentations are confirmed, they will be added here.


Please support our fantastic exhibitors. Their products and services make our lives easier.

Do you want to sell your TPRS/CI-friendly materials in our virtual “Exhibitor’s Hall”? Register today!

teachforjune Workshops

teachforjune Workshops

Our Immediate Immersion French and Spanish curricula are based on high-frequency vocabulary in an innovative and versatile format. We also offer the Immediate Immersion Webversity course—the most comprehensive TPRS/CI training currently available.



TPRSbooks is the destination for TPRS curricula, easy, student-centric novels, and TPRS training. Ask us how to get FREE TPRS Training for your district. Curricula and novels are available in English, French, German, and Spanish.

CI Liftoff

CI Liftoff

Bite-Size Books for Language Teachers: Short, 30-50 page books on skills to boost your success as a CI teacher.  Our latest Bite-Size Book of Classroom Management for $10

Teaching Manuals: How-to books on classroom practices, including our new year-long pacing guide, A Natural Approach to the Year.
Video Courses:  Virtual PD through videos, online readings and discussion.  Annabelle Allen’s No-Plan Lesson Planning:  20 hours of PD for $77
CI Liftoff

Command Performance Language Institute

Command Performance Language Institute Innovative materials for language learners and language teachers, specializing in: • •TPR • •TPR Storytelling • •Visually-Oriented Teacher Resources


Got a question? We’ve got answers.

When will EarlyBird Registration open?

EarlyBird Registration will open October, 2018.

When is the Conference Window?

The Conference Window is from March 1 through April 30, 2019. You will only have access to the conference presentations during these dates. After April 30, 2019, the conference will close and you will no longer have access to any of the presentations or materials.

Why isn't Comprehensible Online offered during the summer?

It takes a lot to run an online conference. Many of the presenters and the conference team are presenting at workshops and summer conferences and aren’t able to maintain the conference while on the road.

Plus, the summer is full of in-person workshops and conferences that we hope you will participate in. With such great summer conferences like iFLT, NTPRS, and the Agen Workshop, you have plenty of opportunities to get your professional development during your downtime.

Can I download the videos to watch later?

You can access the videos from any device with an internet connection during the conference window, but you will be unable to download any of the videos.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.

We apologize but personal checks are not accepted.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations for any reason will be subject to the cancellation policy below:

  • 25% cancellation fee for cancellations made outside of 60 days prior to the conference.
  • 50% cancellation fee for cancellations made between 45 and 59 days prior to the conference.
  • 75% cancellation fee for cancellations made between 30 and 44 days prior to the conference.
  • 100% cancellation fee for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the conference.
Do you accept purchase orders?

Yes. Purchase orders are accepted for registration. All purchase order payments must be received by early registration deadlines to qualify for appropriate discounts.

  1. Please complete registration and choose PURCHASE ORDER as form of payment.
  2. Email purchase order to po [at] teachforjune [dot] com or fax to 916.367.0903.
  3. Log in credentials will not be given until purchase order has been paid in full.
  4. Please make checks payable to:

Scott Benedict c/o teachforjune Workshops 607 Oak Ridge Dr Roseville, CA 95661


Will a Certificate of Completion be offered?

Yes. Within 30 days after the end of the conference, all registered participants will get a certificate of completion certifying the total number of hours available at the conference.

Are university credits available?

Yes. In cooperation with teachforjune Workshops and the University of the Pacific, you may register for university credits for an additional fee paid directly to the university. You may read more about university credits here.

My question isn't answered here.

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Register early for the best deals!

Registration fees are as follows:
Earlybird – $179 per person – July 1 – September 30, 2018
Regular Registration – $229 per person – October 1, 2018 – January 31, 2019
Late Registration* – $279 per person – February 1 – March 31, 2019

*Late Registration is from February 1st through March 31st. No registrations will be accepted after March 31st.

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