Elementary Bundle

from Conference in the Cloud 2023

The "Elementary Bundle" at Conference in the Cloud is designed specifically for elementary language teachers, providing a wealth of engaging and practical workshops to enhance language learning experiences for young learners. Led by experienced presenters, this bundle offers a wide array of strategies and activities tailored for elementary classrooms.

In "Flow in the Elementary Classroom" with Erica Peplinski Burge, participants will learn how to maintain a state of flow in the classroom, keeping young students fully engaged and immersed in their language learning journey.

Rocío Jacoby's workshop, "Story-asking/Creation in the Elementary Classroom," guides teachers in creating interactive stories to build vocabulary and motivate young learners.

Elissa McLean shares recordings of her fourth grade elementary Spanish classes in "Elementary Spanish with Elissa McLean," providing valuable insights and ideas for incorporating various engaging activities throughout the week. Elissa’s "These are a Few of Their Favorite Things" highlights crowd-pleasing activities for elementary students.

Allison Litten shares her expertise in teaching elementary French, focusing on effective language instruction strategies in recorded classes and Q&A sessions.

Rocío Jacoby’s "Games- from 2022," is an interactive session sharing creative game ideas designed to enhance collaboration, cooperation, and language learning.

Marianne de Best's workshop, "Making Picture Books Comprehensible," guides teachers in selecting suitable picture books and employing interactive strategies to aid language acquisition for young learners.

The Elementary Bundle equips educators with a toolbox of effective tools and strategies to create an engaging and immersive language learning experience for elementary students. Teachers will leave with actionable ideas to enhance their classroom dynamics and facilitate a joyous language learning journey for young learners.

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

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.


Course Curriculum


  2023 Elementary Spanish with Elissa McLean
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  2023- Grade 4 Spanish (videos without debriefs) with Elissa McLean
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  2023 Elementary French with Allison Litten
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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 provide a certificate for 15 hours for this bundle.
How long will I have access to this course?
You will have access to this bundle 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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