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About Your Instructor – Catherine Ritz

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Catherine Ritz is a dynamic and creative world language educator, curriculum developer, department leader, and teacher trainer. Catherine works with educators and schools across the country to develop meaningful language programs at all levels of instruction. She is a regular presenter at national, regional and state world language conferences.

Catherine is the author of Accelerate Your Students’ Communicative Proficiency: Practical Strategies for Maintaining 90% Target Language Use in Your WORLD LANGUAGE Classroom (6-12), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

Catherine’s seminars are always exciting and inspiring as well as practical and applicable. Participants in her seminars consistently give her outstanding evaluations and leave with many classroom‐proven activities and ideas they can immediately implement in their own world language classrooms.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Catherine is super and nice and easy to understand.”
E. Shafran, Teacher

“Catherine is a good presenter and the handbook is wonderful! She displayed her experiences in the classroom and provided good examples to make concepts clear.”
Bea Sweeney, K-6 Teacher

“Catherine presents accessible strategies. I loved that there was time to share.
Lynn Knowles, Spanish/ESL Teacher

“Catherine presented ideas that can be implemented immediately which was very helpful. She is very knowledgeable. Lots of great discussion and topic-specific advice.”
Katie Stewart, Spanish Teacher

Excellent and engaging. A variety of activities to use right away in class!”
Liz Alvarado, Spanish/ESL Teacher

Catherine has inspired me!
Carol-Jean McGreevy-Morales, French/Spanish Teacher

“Catherine gave us so many opportunities to practice/try out the strategies she introduced. She is a great listener.”
Nancy Custeau, French Teacher