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Immediate Immersion offers many different services in language acquisition
including professional development, consulting, training, and curricula.
We acquire language different.
Immediate Immersion’s mission is to bring a more natural approach to language learning based on Stephen Krashen’s Comprehensible-Input hypothesis through training and innovative curricula.
Current language-acquisition theories maintain that language cannot be acquired as a series of forced steps, but develop over a period of time in an order that cannot be dictated. And the only way a person can acquire a language is to be exposed to extensive and varied comprehensible input. (Stephen Krashen and Bill Van Patten)
Instead of teaching students long lists of vocabulary and intricate grammar rules, assessing students on whether or not they memorized them, and then moving on to the next chapter leaving many students behind, Immediate Immersion advocates a more holistic approach to language teaching.
We accomplish this by limiting vocabulary while exposing students to all of the language’s grammar in context so students internalize how the language works similar to how children learn their first language.
By focusing on less vocabulary, students actually learn so much more and develop a high level of confidence in their new language. Class is typically conducted in the target language while making sure it is comprehended by students.
Comprehensible-input-based instruction paired with my proficiency-based-grading techniques, marry together language acquisition and a meaningful way to represent that acquisition through standards in terms everyone can understand.
Language acquisition, comprehensible input, proficiency, standards, and meaningful assessment are the cornerstones of Immediate Immersion.
What we do.
Our Immediate Immersion Webversity course is the most comprehensive training in TPRS and CI available anywhere!
Covering topics in classroom management, TPRS skills, comprehensible-input activities, proficiency-based grading and assessment, participants will come away with solid foundational skills to base or further their CI journey.
Immediate Immersion Webversity is delivered 100% online via both recorded videos and LIVE webinars (also recorded) so that participants can participate when, where, and how it is most convenient for them.
Each class has its own discussion page with access to the replay video, handouts, classroom demos, and a discussion area where participants can discuss the class with the presenter and fellow participants.
In all, there are over 50 hours of professional development offered from August through May each year.
You owe it to yourself to be a part of this phenomenal training opportunity.
Immediate Immersion™ is an innovative, versatile, customizable, RELEVANT, comprehension-based curriculum based on the Super Verbs, Sweet Sixteen Verbs, and the top 100 most-frequent words in the language. Available in French and Spanish, Immediate Immersion™ includes everything you need to implement comprehensible-input in your classroom today.
Many have called Immediate Immersion™ TPRS-in-a-Box because it includes a detailed teacher’s manual, complete lesson plans, story scripts, lesson slides, culture lessons, homework, and assessments.
Immediate Immersion™ starts off getting to know your students through the use of the target language and then moves on to focus on Terry Waltz’ Super Verbs (there is, is, has, wants, goes, and likes) before working on the most frequent vocabulary and structures of the language.
Appropriate for middle and high schools, Immediate Immersion™ builds language slowly so that students gain proficiency and confidence rarely achieved in traditional settings.
Here’s what one of our teachers had to say:
“By the way, 2 weeks into using this program…oh, my lord what a difference! The first week’s student reflection was very rewarding — almost universal acclaim (a few of the native speakers and “academic” students didn’t like the repetition, but 95% said it was 100% better and many said they felt they had learned more in one week than all last semester. My lost students have started to wake up and blossom. I feel guilty now for having ripped them off!) Thank you, thank you, thank you! I still have a bit to go so as to become really good at this, but, as you said, even a bad day with TPRS is better than a good day with that one-dimensional crap I was doing before!”—Nathan Totten
If you want your students to speak and write the language with confidence, look no further. Immediate Immersion™ is exactly what you need.
An Immediate Immersion workshop or webinar is a great way to bring professional development to you!
Whether it be a department or district in-service or you’d like to organize a local workshop in your area, Immediate Immersion has a lot of options to provide just the right professional-development opportunity for you and your colleagues.
Select from any of our tried-and-true presentations and workshops or have us customize one specifically tailored to your needs. We offer half-day, full-day, and multiple-day workshops on a multitude of assessment, grading, classroom management, TPRS®, and other comprehensible-input topics to truly bring your teaching to the next level.
Looking for online training? Immediate Immersion also offers pre-recorded and custom webinars. An Immediate Immersion webinar is an online presentation or workshop that is accessible anywhere there is an internet connection. Generally, if you can watch a YouTube® video, you’re good to go!
Participating in an Immediate Immersion webinar is much like attending any other presentation or workshop. You will be able to listen to and see the presenter, view the presentation, ask questions, and obtain handouts all from the comfort of your closest internet-connected computer!
What makes webinars great is that people from all across the world can participate in the same workshop at the same time for a fraction of the cost of a traditional workshop or presentation. There are no transportation or lodging expenses, you don’t have to eat out, you don’t have to use your gas. You can sit back in the comfort of your office or living room and participate in a great presentation.
All of our presentations, workshops, and webinars come with a certification of completion upon request showing the number of contact hours you spent in training as well as offer the opportunity to earn follow-up, graduate-level credits from the University of the Pacific for an additional fee.
COMPREHENDED! is our 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.
COMPREHENDED! 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 re-watch 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.
Does your department, school, or district need personal consulting services on TPRS, comprehensible-input practices, grading, assessment, starting a TPRS/CI program, classroom management, curriculum mapping, or other educational consulting?
Scott Benedict will come to your school or work “virtually” with you to meet your consulting needs and goals, including observing and guest teaching in Spanish.
Don't believe us, believe them.
“This was the single most-important investment of both my time and money this school year. I learned so much from Scott, gained new tools to use in the classroom, and received feedback on what I am doing in the classroom. I will definitely be back next year!”
“This class and the Immediate Immersion materials are SOOOO helpful! This is what I have needed for 3 years. I work so much better when I can follow a detailed program first, then maybe branch out once I get comfortable. This is making all the things you have told me in the past and other things I’ve read/watched make so much more sense. I’m very excited about it!”
“I have been wanting to share with you just how successful my students have been with I.I., Spanish I has been incredible! I feel that they have learned more this year than any other year, thanks to this curriculum!”
I’m just like most of you. I’m a working teacher, teaching Spanish in a local middle school. I also create curriculum, present online and in-person, and consult with schools and districts all over the country.
I started teaching high school in the fall of 2001 and moved to teaching middle school in 2013.
I’ve been presenting all over the US, Mexico, and France on TPRS, grading & assessment, and comprehensible input since 2008.
We’d love to hear from you. Let’s get in touch.
607 Oak Ridge Dr
Roseville, CA 95661