This week, we’re replaying one of our favorite episodes from last summer, episode 58 with Steve Smith. If you’re a new podcast listener hearing this interview for the first time, or if you’re listening again hoping to catch new insights, we hope you’ll benefit from Steve’s recommendations rooted in research and his own extensive classroom experience.
In episode 58, Steve Smith discusses principles for language instruction that will help teachers navigate the complexity of the current post-methods era. Between book/blog writing, academic study, and classroom teaching, Steve is a perennial source of useful information for language teachers.
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Steve Smith was a French teacher for 33 years, and continues to write books, blog, create resources (frenchteacher.net), speak, and train teachers. He is a visiting lecturer for the University of Buckingham, UK, the author of Becoming an Outstanding Languages Teacher (Routledge, 2017), and co-author of The Language Teacher Toolkit (Createspace/Amazon, 2016) along with Gianfranco Conti who was featured in episodes 16 and 17. You can reach out to Steve by email, or on Twitter @spsmith45.
Learn more about The Language Teacher Toolkit here.
Resources mentioned on the show…
…12 principles of second language learning from Steve’s blog
…Steve also mentioned his co-author Gianfranco Conti whose blog The Language Gym is a terrific, research-based resource, and was featured in a two episodes last year on the podcast.