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Inspired Proficiency

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Oct 23, 2018

Welcome to the ninth episode of Season Two of Inspired Proficiency - with Ashley Uyaguari! Inspired Proficiency is a podcast for language teachers created by language teachers - featuring interviews, tricks, resources, and tons of inspiration for your classroom!  In this episode Ashley talks about the following:

  • Interview with Tina Hargaden about using CI in the classroom!
  • Ashley and Tina discuss using CI in the classroom and techniques to get started using it, as well as resources to do so as well!


Ashley sits down with Tina Hargaden to discuss the use of CI in the classroom, and balancing the use of CI and traditional techniques. Tina also sheds light on an extensive amount of CI resources!

Both of these teachers share a wealth of information and techniques they have acquired throughout their teaching careers. In this episode, Ashley talks to Tina on the use of CI in the classroom. Get ready for these discussions and more in the ninth episode of Season Two, and be sure to Tweet your own experiences using #InspiredProficiency to @profeashley


Guest Bio:

Tina Hargaden just transitioned to high school English Language Development, teaching Emerging Multilingual Students at Madison High School, in Portland Public Schools in Oregon. She has taught in the K-12 and university setting for 16 years as a French, Spanish, Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies teacher. She has pursued extensive training in literacy education through Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and extensive training in teaching languages using Comprehensible Input. Tina is on a mission to spread the literacy education mojo throughout the land! To that end, she leads a Facebook group, CI Liftoff, posts videos on her YouTube channel, CI Liftoff, and offers training manuals and online video training courses through her online school at Find her on Twitter and Instagram at @ciliftoff.


Things We Mention In This Episode:

CI Liftoff


Wayside Publishing

CI Posse

ACTFL Convention!  

Resources from Tina!

More Resources from Tina!

CI Liftoff "dip into" CI

Videos on Picture Talk

More Videos on Picture Talk

Academic Card Talk

Write and Discuss Videos

More Write and Discuss Videos


COFLT Presentation Assessment

Chapter on Assessment from A Natural Approach to the Year

Video of Speaking Assessment:

Setting Up Writing

Listening Assessment

Reading Assessment


The artwork for Inspired Proficiency was created by Julie Speno with music by Cody Crabb