Elizabeth Porter NBCT, M.Ed

Helping teachers, students, and families foster brain-friendly learning partnerships to increase student engagement in diverse classroom environments to develop higher-order thinking skills.

 Elizabeth Porter is a National Board Certified 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,” and “The Performance Based Solution.” She writes Performance Based Learning curriculum for World Languages, Social Studies, and English Language Arts. She is also the host of the podcast “Language with the Five Senses Education,” highlighting the Language with the Five Senses Method, Performance Based Learning, Brain-Friendly Learning, and Choice in Education. 

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.



I've seen Elizabeth at a few conferences over the past year or two. She's always super polite and professional. She's so passionate about helping kids learn, especially in regards to the language arts. In her talks, it seemed to me like she had done a lot of research about how kids learn and how to use that to our advantage as parents to make sure kids learn all topics, not just languages, easier and retain the information better. I was also impressed by how she was able to make the information easy to understand without going too much into the nitty-gritty. Looking forward to her next talk, in person or online!


Elizabeth is a dynamic speaker with a wealth of knowledge.  She knows the science behind learning and how to best engage our students' brains for mastery. I really learned a lot from Elizabeth during our five-day training and felt energized to go back into the classroom and try the new ideas I had learned with my students!


Elizabeth is dynamic, entertaining, and really knows her content.  Her passion for her content really shines through when she speaks and you can tell she enjoys what she does.  She can breathe life into a room and treats sensitive topics with professionalism and integrity.  I highly recommend Elizabeth for your next professional development or conference.



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