Assessment Bundle

organized BY language teachers FOR language teachers

Welcome to the assessment bundle of topic-related Conference in the Cloud 2023 recordings!

The "Assessment Bundle" at Conference in the Cloud offers an exploration of innovative assessment strategies and practices designed to enhance language instruction and evaluate student learning effectively. The bundle features workshops led by expert presenters, each focusing on distinct approaches to assessment within the context of acquisition-driven language teaching.

In "Creative Presentational Speaking Assessments that Lead to Refreshing Results," Bertha Delgadillo presents a range of creative assessment ideas to effectively evaluate students' presentational speaking skills. Participants will discover engaging approaches to assess language acquisition without compromising the learning experience.

Bertha Delgadillo also leads a workshop titled "Thinking Outside the Box with Hexagonal Thinking Assessments," where attendees will explore hexagonal thinking as a versatile assessment strategy. This innovative approach encourages critical thinking and collaborative learning, providing powerful connections with various content areas like novels, stories, and themes.

John Bracey offers insights into alternative grading methods in "Ungraded: How to Grade as Little as Humanly Possible." The workshop delves into strategies to minimize grading while still meeting school requirements, especially in the context of language acquisition and teaching. Attendees will learn effective techniques to align grading practices with the principles of language acquisition.

Annemarie Orth's workshop, "Assessment and Standard-based Grading in the CI classroom," provides a comprehensive understanding of standard-based grading (SBG) and its application within the communicative language teaching framework. Participants will learn how to implement SBG effectively, integrating it with TPRS activities and utilizing formative and summative assessment strategies. The workshop also covers the use of rubrics for different assessment modes and HOWLS (Habits of Work and Learning Skills) assessment.

By participating in the Assessment Bundle workshops, educators will gain valuable insights and practical tools to assess language acquisition, encourage critical thinking, and align assessment practices with the principles of Acquisition-Driven Instruction.

Learn more about our other bite-sized-bundles here.

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These workshops were presented in the Conference in the Cloud 2023. Conference in the Cloud is an incredible opportunity for language teachers from all over the world to experience acquisition-driven teaching strategies first hand through observing teachers teaching their students in their classrooms (different ages and levels of French, Spanish, Latin, and Mandarin), participating in classes as a student, and engaging in workshops to help you learn valuable strategies and teaching techniques. Zumba and yoga classes are offered throughout the day to keep you moving! Lunchtime discussions and evening social hours allow you to connect with other participants and make new friends. We hope you will join us in 2024! Learn more here.

Our presenters and instructors are all leaders in the field of acquisition-driven/ comprehensible-input based language teaching.


Watch video testimonials from summer 2020.

Testimonials from past participants:

This is the most beneficial conference I have ever attended...I will never go back to how I used to teach Mandarin before. If there is anything that is going to make learning Mandarin fun and effective, CI it is.-- Roger

I have had a blast so far and my brain is trying to process it all. So many great ideas and presentations. Best conference ever.-- Jen

I couldn't sleep last night because I was thinking about all the great ideas!-- Melissa

This conference fell into my lap at the exact right time...I feel refreshed, I feel renewed, I feel prepared...I feel so much more confident and ready, whatever my school decides to do.-- Stephanie

I thought all of the presenters were absolutely wonderful and very, very well-prepared and willing to share their tricks of the trade and to be able to give us such great ideas for the upcoming year. -- Steve

This is my third year in a row attending Express Fluency's conference, and I would not trade it for anything. It is worth more than the price tag. -- Anonymous (from our Padlet page)

There are always simultaneous sessions over which I am torn during in person CI conferences with many amazing presenters. And I always regret having to choose one session over the other. But this year, you ARE able to see every SINGLE SESSION on video at your own LEISURE! -- Anonymous (from our Padlet page)

The name [of the conference] is perfect, because I am on Cloud 9.-- Angie

Frequently Asked Questions


Who do I contact with more questions?
Elissa McLean- [email protected].
Do you provide a Certificate of Completion?
Yes- we will post a Certificate of Completion for 4 hours of workshops.
How long do I have access to this course?
You will have access to these videos for 6 months from the date of purchase.

Testimonials from past participants:

This is the most beneficial conference I have ever attended...I will never go back to how I used to teach Mandarin before. If there is anything that is going to make learning Mandarin fun and effective, CI it is.-- Roger

I have had a blast so far and my brain is trying to process it all. So many great ideas and presentations. Best conference ever.-- Jen

I couldn't sleep last night because I was thinking about all the great ideas!-- Melissa

This conference fell into my lap at the exact right time...I feel refreshed, I feel renewed, I feel prepared...I feel so much more confident and ready, whatever my school decides to do.-- Stephanie

I thought all of the presenters were absolutely wonderful and very, very well-prepared and willing to share their tricks of the trade and to be able to give us such great ideas for the upcoming year. -- Steve

This is my third year in a row attending Express Fluency's conference, and I would not trade it for anything. It is worth more than the price tag. -- Anonymous (from our Padlet page)

There are always simultaneous sessions over which I am torn during in person CI conferences with many amazing presenters. And I always regret having to choose one session over the other. But this year, you ARE able to see every SINGLE SESSION on video at your own LEISURE! -- Anonymous (from our Padlet page)

The name [of the conference] is perfect, because I am on Cloud 9.-- Angie

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