Elizabeth Porter NBCT, M.Ed

French Teacher, Curriculum Specialist, Public Speaker, Published Author, and Linguist

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Featured Resources for Teachers

Performance Based Learning Resources for Educators in World Languages, Social Studies, and English Language Arts for grades K-12.

Upcoming Professional Development
Performance Based Learning in the World Language Classroom
Tue, Jul 07
Jul 07, 11:00 AM PDT – Jul 28, 12:00 PM PDT
A weekly 4 part series!
Language with the Five Senses Certification Training
Mon, Jul 20
LW5S Zoom
Jul 20, 1:00 PM – Jul 31, 2:30 PM
LW5S Zoom
Full certification training for the Language with the Five Senses Method.
Global Citizenship Education and Culturally Responsive Teaching
Thu, Aug 06
Aug 06, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Supporting students of color and promoting diversity through GCE and CRT.
2021 Global Citizenship Immersion Programs (1)
Dates TBD- will be July and August 2021
CAVILAM Alliance Française and Hola Span
Dates TBD- will be July and August 2021
CAVILAM Alliance Française and Hola Span, Vichy, France
Register to travel with us in 2021!

Consultations and Coaching


Elizabeth Porter NBCT, M.Ed

Elizabeth Porter is a National Board Certified French teacher with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor’s in French and Applied Linguistics. Elizabeth also holds a French Degree in called a DEUG Français Langue Étrangère (FLE) from the Université de Caen in Normandy, France.


Elizabeth began her career teaching elementary and middle school English in Normandy France, then returned to the United States in 2002 where she taught for three years at the French Immersion School of Washington. Elizabeth then taught high school French and was a World Languages Curriculum Specialist in Washington State and Iowa.  She has nearly 20 years of experience working in education.  She opened Bon Voyage World Languages Academy in 2016, a non-profit online language school with the mission of fostering open minds and compassionate hearts through linguistic and global education. 

    Elizabeth is the author of Pathways to Language Fluency: Changing How We Think About Language in the United States, which is an explanation of her unique method- Language with the Five Senses and her journey to create it. She writes Performance Based Learning curriculum for World Languages, Social Studies, and English Language Arts.  She  is also the host of the podcast The Bon Voyage Language Experience, highlighting the Langauge with the Five Senses Method and Performance Based Learning. Elizabeth is a dynamic teacher who is passionate about language, education, and how our brains are naturally wired for learning.

    Elizabeth lives in Washington State with her husband David, her two sons Daniel and Noah, and her dog Oscar.  She loves France and all things French.


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(509) 405-8064


(509) 405-8064

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