Rassias Method Teacher Workshop

Rassias Method® Teacher Workshop
Beginning Level

The Rassias Method® Teaching Techniques

  • create and maintain a dynamic pace and hold the students’ attention;
  • promote spontaneous and creative expressions;
  • result in a high rate of student response;
  • reduce the students’ fear of making mistakes;
  • involve students on an emotional level.

For more information on the Rassias Method®, go to The Rassias Foundation webpage.

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June 10 &11, 2011


9:00 -12:00 Morning Session
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-5:00 Afternoon Session

9:00 - 12:00 Morning Session
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-5:00 Afternoon Session

A morning and an afternoon break will be inserted each day.


Rutgers Language Institute
20 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901


$300.00 (includes instruction, workshop materials, and refreshments)
Meals are not included! Lodging is not included.


Please download registration form here: (Word - PDF)

Please send registration form and payment to

Rutgers University Language Institute
20 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Attn: Rassias Workshop

Payment may be made by check, money order, or purchase order payable to Rutgers Language Institute.

10 registrations needed to run the workshop, but limited to 15 participants!

Registration Deadline/Confirmation

Friday, May 27
We recommend that you wait until the May 27 confirmation before making any non-refundable travel plans.

Cancellation Policy:

Tuition fee is refundable only upon written cancellation received by Wednesday, May 31.

Professional Development:

Participants will receive a Certificate for 14 Professional Development Hours.


Lodging is not included in tuition fee. Workshop participants are expected to make their own hotel reservations. Below is a sample of area hotels.
University Inn and Conference Center
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Days Hotel Conference Center East Brunswick


The Rassias Workshop is held at the Rutgers New Brunswick campus in central New Jersey. There is a New Jersey Transit train station close to campus. Train information can be found on the NJTransit website at New Brunswick is on the Northeast Corridor Line.

The local airport is Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). There is a train that runs from the airport to the New Brunswick station. View the train schedule in pdf form here, or visit the NJTransit website for more information. If you are driving from the airport, take the NJ Turnpike South and follow the directions here.

Food Service at the Rutgers Student Center (Lunch)
Food Court includes:
  • Au Bon Pain
  • Fresh Frites
  • Gerlanda's
  • King Pita
  • Subway
  • Szechwan Express
  • Wendy's

Contact Information:

Ursula S. Atkinson, Ph.D.
Tel: 732-932-7373 x19
Fax: 732-932-1556

Academic Year Workshops

Workshops - Spring 2011

Instructional Technology: Windows Movie Maker

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Time: 9:30-12:00 noon
Place: College Avenue Language Institute/Lab
Registered workshop participants will receive information on where to park.


Jonathan Baillehache
Teaching Assistant, Department of French. Jonathan is interested in developing existing multimedia technologies for SL teaching, including videos and video games.


This workshop will introduce world language teachers to the use of the very simple and free software Windows Movie Maker (WMM). Jonathan Baillehache will present how to use different features of WWM to edit movies, (uploading students' video files, mixing video shootings to create a film, editing subtitles) as well as to create voice-over dubbing parodies, a fun and creative activity where students recreate the sound track of an existing sequence of film. No former knowledge required.

Fee $35.00 (cash, check or money order - NO POs)

Registration closed!

2.5 Professional Development Hours will be awarded!



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Lunch Time Programs

Summer 2012 Lunchtime Programs


The World Languages Institute offers all participants an optional lunchtime program on a wide variety of highly interesting topics.

Read more: Lunch Time Programs

Oral Proficiency Practice Workshops


Oral Proficiency Practice (OPP) Workshops in Italian, French & Spanish 


Each workshop consists of 15 hours of classroom meetings and three practice telephone conversations (one half hour each) for a total of 16.5 hours. The workshops are specifically geared towards teachers who are preparing to take the OPI.

The workshops are not for academic credit. However, participants will receive a certificate for 16.5 professional development hours.

Fee: $600

Minimum number of participants needed to run the workshop: 3
Maximum number of participants: 5

Registration will be handled on a first come first served basis
(Please note that spots will be reserved as payment is received.)

Cancellation Policy:
A prorated refund might be given if you need to cancel after the first workshop session. No refunds after the second session.

Meetings are held at the Language Institute, 20 Seminary Place, New Brunswick.

For Directions, click here.
For a map, click here.

If you are interested in any of these workshops, please email Dr. Ursula Atkinson at