We Teach Languages Episode 148: The Role of the Teacher and the PD Facilitator with Florencia Henshaw and Maris Hawkins

In ep 146, Stacey sits down with Maris Hawkins and Florencia Henshaw to dig into the role of the teacher in the language classroom and the facilitator in professional development. What is the teacher or leader supposed to do? How does the facilitator ensure learning happens? What is our job? Dig into these topics with Maris, Florencia, and Stacey, and then be part of the conversation by connecting with us over Twitter or Facebook.

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We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue # 93 – March 17, 2021

What topics will be highlighted on the podcast for the next few weeks? What do people have to say about past podcast episodes? What are past guests and contributors up to? Our midweek newsletter has previews of upcoming episodes, and lots of listener comments and contributor updates. You can click on this link: 93 WTL … Continue reading We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue # 93 – March 17, 2021

We Teach Languages Episode 147: NFLC Panel on the TELL Learning Experience Domain with Henny Chen, Catherine Ousselin, Carmen Scoggins, and Thomas Soth

In ep 147, Greta Lundgaard moderates a panel discussion with experienced language teachers Henny Chen, Catherine Ousselin, Carmen Scoggins, and Thomas Soth as part of the monthly virtual teacher panel from the NFLC (National Foreign Language Center). Each month, this series gathers a different group of experienced teachers via video conference to discuss a domain of the TELL (Teaching Effectiveness for Language Learning) framework. The panel considers questions including: How do we build up a feeling of trust and respect? What sequence of learning activities and learning targets is most effective in online and socially distanced face-to-face classroom? How do you decide what parts of the curriculum to focus on and which to let go?

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We Teach Languages Episode 146: NFLC Panel on the TELL Environment Domain with Marta Silva, Georges Chahwan, Natalie Stamper, and Elizabeth Matchett

In ep 146, Thomas Sauer leads a panel discussion with four language educators,  Marta Silva, Georges Chahwan, Natalie Stamper, and Elizabeth Matchett, as part of the monthly virtual teacher panel from the NFLC (National Foreign Language Center). Each month, this series gathers a different group of experienced teachers via video conference to discuss a domain of the TELL (Teaching Effectiveness for Language Learning) framework. We Teach Languages has partnered with NFLC to disseminate these panel discussions in audio format as well. In this episode, the panel considers questions such as: How do you create positive relationship with students in online and hybrid environments? How can teachers collaborate with students to create a safe environment? How do we focus on language performance under the constraints of an online/hybrid format? What is the role of intercultural thinking in language learning?.

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WTL at ACTFL’s 2020 virtual conference!

If you are planning on attending ACTFL's virtual conference this year, don't miss your favorite We Teach Languages contributors who will be presenting! Maris Hawkins put together this list of WTL contributors at ACTFL to help you plan your conference! (BTW, if we missed anyone or any sessions by WTL contributors, please do let us … Continue reading WTL at ACTFL’s 2020 virtual conference!

We Teach Languages Episode 145: Bilingual Learners’ Language Practices with Nelson Flores

In ep 145, Dr. Stephanie Madison interviews Dr. Nelson Flores, Associate Professor of Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Nelson in particular looks at the intersections of language and race in a bilingual education context. In this interview, Nelson describes the harm that racialized students experience as a result of policies and common practices in bilingual education and breaks down some of the historical context for the current state of English language education in the US. He also discusses issues in heritage language education by unpacking some of expectations placed on Latinx heritage speakers in Spanish language classrooms.

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We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue # 92 – October 29, 2020

What topics will be highlighted on the podcast for the next few weeks? What do people have to say about past podcast episodes? What are past guests and contributors up to? Explore these questions and more in our Midweek News which includes a preview of upcoming episodes! The interactive PDF is the newsletter with clickable … Continue reading We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue # 92 – October 29, 2020

We Teach Languages Episode 144: Turkish German, Immigrant Authors, and Afrofuturism in Germany with Priscilla Layne

In ep 144, Stacey interviews Dr. Priscilla Layne about her teaching and research, both of which include the language and literature of immigrant and Black German communities. Priscilla describes how her background influences the way she interacts with and teaches texts and how that might be applicable in language classrooms. She also talks about Black German Afrofuturism and how this genre helps us imagine a new future. Teachers of German will find specific texts, authors, and examples in this episode, but all language teachers will find useful practices and ideas for centering target language users from diverse communities.

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