ABOUT adriana

Adriana is a passionate facilitator of TPRS and has presented several workshops at BCATML's annual conference and at the National TPRS conference this past summer. She currently teaches Spanish at Semiahmoo Secondary School in the Surrey School District. She has published several books with stories to teach Spanish and French with Storytelling and CI, as well as a novel for Spanish 3 students which are widely used in Canada and the USA.


Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) is a second-language teaching methodology that was originally developed by Blaine Ray in the 1990’s.  Grounded in current second-language acquisition research (Stephen Krashen, Bill van Patten), the method continues to develop today and has become one of the most powerful instructional methods to promote natural, authentic second-language acquisition in the classroom.  Class stories are at the heart of the TPRS method and are the vehicle for providing the one essential element for language acquisition to occur:  a steady stream of personalized, compelling and contextualized Comprehensible Input. 

next workshops

BCATML is thrilled to work again with TPRS expertsMichelle Metcalfe and Adriana Ramirez and offer all current BCATML members a full day of TPRS training! Join us as we bring BCATML to Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Thanks to Jesse Whittington, SD#79 Distrct French Instructional Coordinator, our one-day TPRS event will be held at the Quamichan Campus of Cowichan Secondary School in the school library.

Join us at the Quamichan Campus of Cowichan Secondary School in the school library on Saturday, November 25th, 2017 between 8:30 - 3:30 pm as Michelle Metcalfe and Adriana Ramirez lead us in understanding TPRS pedagogy and developing our skills and strategies for use in the classroom Monday morning. Both Michelle and Adriana will work with smaller groups to give a more individualized and personal focus. You will come away with great new ideas and handouts and meet other teachers just like you!

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