Comprehensible California

A Comprehensible-Input Journey!

Second Annual Comprehensible California Conference


WT Eich Middle School
1509 Sierra Gardens Dr
Roseville, CA 95661


Saturday, September 14, 2019
9am – 4pm (1 hour for lunch–lunch on your own)
Registrations starts at 8:15am



Comprehensible California is a local, California conference put on by teachers for teachers to introduce or enhance comprehensible input techniques and approaches to your classroom.

It is a one-day conference on Saturday, September 14 and will be held at WT Eich Middle School in Roseville, CA (about 20 minutes north of Sacramento). The conference will run from 9a until 4p with a one-hour lunch period. Lunch is on your own and there are a lot of local eateries to choose from.

Earlybird registration is through July 31, 2019, and is $85 per person.
Regular registration is from August 1 through August 31, 2019, and is $99 per person.
Late registration is from September 1 through September 13, 2019, and is $125 per person.
Onsite registration is available on September 14, 2019 for $135 per person.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: James Wooldridge aka Sr. Wooly!

Additional Presenters:

  • Scott Benedict
  • Laurie Clarcq
  • Bryce Hedstrom
  • Marcela Kerns
  • Clarice Swaney

We will be adding the names of presenters and presentations as they are confirmed for the conference.


As presenters are added, they’ll be posted here.


Jim Wooldridge, a Spanish teacher in Evanston, IL (near Chicago) for nine years, used to struggle to find high-quality educational materials for his middle school students. Most existing materials treated students as though they were in kindergarten, or took the opposite approach and treated them like humorless adults.

While Wooldridge’s students were beginners, they weren’t babies, and didn’t want simplistic, babyish stuff. They were drawn in, like tweens and teens are, to funny, creative, and absurd stories with unexpected twists. So, Wooldridge decided to make those kinds of stories himself.

In 2005, Wooldridge began writing his own music for his students. Although he had not even considered seeking a wider audience, it wasn’t long before other teachers found his first website,

He renamed the site Señor Wooly in 2009, when he released the music videos Billy la Bufanda and ¿Puedo ir al baño? Both were hits. Since then, he has created numerous well-known musical stories, such as Guapo, Las Excusas, and Sé Chévere, among many others.

Although he is not currently teaching, Wooldridge keeps close ties with the local Spanish educational community, frequently casting Spanish students and teachers to perform in his productions.

Jim Wooldridge lives in Skokie, IL with his wife and two children.

Scott Benedict

Scott Benedict

Marcela Kerns

Marcela Kerns

Laurie Clarcq

Laurie Clarcq

Clarice Swaney

Clarice Swaney

Bryce Hedstrom

Bryce Hedstrom


Frequently-asked questions.


Earlybird Registration $85 per person (June 1-July 31, 2019)
Regular Registration $99 per person (August 1-August 31, 2019)
Late Registration $125 per person (September 1-13, 2019)
Onsite Registration $135 per person (September 14)


WT Eich Middle School
1509 Sierra Gardens Dr
Roseville, CA 95661

Is lunch provided?

You will have 1 hour to lunch on your own at one of the nearby restaurants.

Here’s a list of local restaurants.

Comprehensible California Restaurants

Nearby hotels?

There are a few nearby hotels within 2 miles of the school:
Holiday Inn Express
Courtyard by Marriott
Fairfield Inn
Hampton Inn
Best Western Plus Orchid Hotel & Suites

Closest airport?

Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is the closest airport and is approximately 25 miles from Roseville.

Looking for a roommate or carpool buddy?

Connect on our Facebook page with other participants if you’re looking for a roommate or carpool buddy.

Comprehensible California Conference Page

Purchase Orders?

Comprehensible California is happy to accept purchase orders as follows:

  1. Place an order for the participant and choose PURCHASE ORDER as your form of payment. We need to gather statistical information about each participant.
  2. Send the official Purchase Order to Once we receive the official purchase order, we will then send an invoice for payment.
  3. Payments can be made via credit card or check.
    Please make all checks payable to:
    Scott Benedict c/o teachforjune Workshops
    607 Oak Ridge Dr
    Roseville, CA 95661

    Checks made payable ONLY to teachforjune Workshops cannot be cashed.
    All payments must be received PRIOR to Conference and no later than Friday, September 13.

  4. If you have any questions, please email scott [at] comprehensiblecalifornia [dot] com.

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