In episode 126, Dr. Claire Knowles, whom you might remember from episodes 9, 88, 89, or 100, returns to the podcast with a list of questions from the teachers in her language teaching methods course. Claire and Stacey sat down during a break in the action at the 2019 ACTFL Convention to talk about how Stacey ended up obsessed with language teaching and producing a podcast, along with questions about how to use authentic resources with novices, how to teach without any technology at all, and how to connect with students when they feel unsafe at school. Stacey wants to warn everyone that this episode is way too long to actually listen to–almost 2 hours!!! Check out the show notes to see what questions Stacey and Claire discussed and what resources they mentioned; then you can fast-forward straight to the good stuff.


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Show Notes

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Claire Knowles is an online Spanish instructor primarily at Harrisburg Area Community College. She wrote her dissertation on online machine translation in the language classroom, and that dissertation won the 2017 ACTFL-NFMLTA/MLJ Emma Marie Birkmaier Award for Doctoral Dissertation Research in Foreign Language Education. Claire was previously a guest on the podcast Episode 9: Performance Assessment in a Fully Online College Spanish Course with Claire Knowles as well as the interviewer for episodes 88 and 89 about Google Translate. You can contact Claire on Twitter @clairelknowles.


Questions in this episode:


If you want to cite this episode, our suggested APA reference is:
Johnson, S.M. (Producer), & Knowles, C. L. (Interviewer). (2019). We Teach Languages Episode 126: Claire Knowles asks Stacey some Questions from her Methods Class [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

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