We Teach Languages Episode 110: A Fulbright Award and Afro-Mexican Stories with Michelle Nicola

In ep 110, Stacey talks with Spanish teacher Michelle Nicola who spent several months in Mexico last fall learning about what it means to be a Mexican person of African descent. Michelle discusses the Fulbright award that funded her research project, the people she met and interviewed in Mexico, and her plans for how she will make these stories of Afro-Mexican people accessible and comprehensible for novice Spanish students everywhere. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/06/28/110-with-michelle-nicola/

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We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue #63 – June 26, 2019

How can I get a Fulbright Award to travel abroad? How can I find out more about the experiences of Afro-Mexicans? What do listeners have to say about past episodes? What are past guests and contributors up to? Find the answers to all these questions and more in our Midweek News. This interactive PDF is … Continue reading We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue #63 – June 26, 2019

We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue #62 – June 19, 2019

What is digital social reading?  How can we help our students meaningfully grapple with complex texts? What do listeners have to say about past episodes? What are past guests and contributors up to? Find the answers to all these questions and more in our Midweek News. This interactive PDF is the newsletter with clickable links. … Continue reading We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue #62 – June 19, 2019

We Teach Languages Episode 108: Less Burnout and More Input with Lance Piantaggini

In ep 108, Stacey interviews Lance Piantaggini, known as Magister P to his students and blog readers, about how language teachers can keep school work at school, avoid burnout, and provide as much input as possible for their students. Lance teaches in a way that is consistent with his principled approach to language acquisition and writes comprehensible readers in Latin while also keeping his workload manageable and enjoying his life outside of work.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/06/13/ep-108-with-lance-piantaggini/

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We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue #61 – June 12, 2019

Are you burnt out? Taking work home every night? Wondering if it's even possible to do this job in 40 hours a week?  What do listeners have to say about past episodes? What are past guests and contributors up to? Find the answers to all these questions and more in our Midweek News. This interactive … Continue reading We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue #61 – June 12, 2019

We Teach Languages Episode 107: We Teach _______ Languages with Shannon Mason

In ep 107, Stacey discusses the terminology we use to describe the languages we teach. Terms like foreign, world, second, modern, community, classical, and others all came up in a recent poll we ran on Twitter. Stacey discusses the results of that poll, shares insights from past guests Amy Andersen, Mandy Manning, and Ellen Toubman. Then we hear from Dr. Shannon Mason about her research on how the media discusses language education in Australia.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/06/07/ep-107-with-shannon-mason/

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We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue #60 – June 5, 2019

How do you describe the language you teach? Foreign? Second? World? Something else? What do listeners have to say about their favorite episodes? What are past guests and contributors up to? Find the answers to all these questions and more in our Midweek News. This interactive PDF is the newsletter with clickable links. CLICK HERE: … Continue reading We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue #60 – June 5, 2019

We Teach Languages Episode 106: Prioritizing and Interpreting Texts with Virginia Scott

In ep 106, Anne-Sophie Dubosson interviews Professor Virginia Scott about teaching literature and other kinds of texts in the language classroom. We also hear from two past guests, Michael Leeser and Ryan Rockaitis, about how they promote critical thinking and deeper learning through engaging with texts.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/05/31/ep-106-with-virginia-scott/

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