Last year the Agen Workshop went on-line and the virtual conference that Karen Rowan, Robert Harrell, Richard Osborne, Ines Léopoldi and Dahiana Castro helped me organize was a great success. Over 300 people attended and the feedback was heart-warming.
Although many conferences will again be on-line in 2021, we have chosen to try to adapt to the changing world around us. The Agen Workshop 2021 will be in person. By following safety recommendations, we hope to see old and new friends without endangering them. It will be different, but innovation is what we are all about, right? Participants will be masked when necessary and either vaccinated or in possession of a negative test. Groups will be small, the rooms well ventilated and many activities will be outside.
Hélène Colinet, Janique Vanderstocken, Robert Harrell, Scott Benedict, Daniel Kline Dubois, Cécile Lainé, Anna Gilcher, Tamara Galvan, Carol Bausor, Rachel Salvi, Richard Osborne and others will be presenting and teaching the morning language labs. Of course, we will miss friends who are not able to travel this year, but we hope to create something even more intimate and participative than in the past. There will be numerous round tables, giving everyone a chance to share and learn from each other.
Cécile Lainé will be teaching the French Language Lab. I will be teaching the Advanced English Lab, using Very Narrow Listening to enable my students to fine tune their listening abilities. Tamara Galvan will be teaching the Intermediate Language Lab, using a detective investigation theme to engage her students. Daniel Kline Dubois will be teaching Breton, which allows teachers to become students and experience CI strategies in a language they are unfamiliar with. We are planning on a Spanish Language Lab, and I hope to have a happy announcement about it soon.
Everyone who registered for the Agen Workshop 2020 before March 1st, 2020 has been notified by me that they are automatically registered for this year. Newcomers will be able to register here soon. The price is 445 euros. The dates are Monday, July 26th, to Saturday, July 31st.