We Teach Languages Episode 90: Online Language Teaching and the Community of Inquiry Framework with Kylie Korsnack

Stacey talks with her colleague Kylie Korsnack about some of the concepts they explored in their recent series of workshops on how to promote presence and interaction in the online classroom. Among other topics, Kylie introduces listeners to the community of inquiry framework as a tool for online course design. Whether you are teaching fully online, in a hybrid/blended format, or face-to-face with some online extension, we hope this episode sparks new ideas for effective online teaching.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/02/01/ep-90-with-kylie-korsnack/

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WTL Midweek News Issue #43 – January 30, 2019

How does online teaching work with languages? What is the community of inquiry framework? How are people reacting to last week's episode? What are past guests and contributors up to? Find the answers to all these questions and more in our Midweek News.

To view the issue, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/01/30/news43/

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We Teach Languages Episode 89: Google Translate in the Language Classroom with Errol O’Neill, Part II

Dr. Claire Knowles continues her conversation with Dr. Errol O'Neill about Google Translate. In this part II, Claire and Errol discuss what student training on Google Translate might look like, what features teachers should become familiar with, and how to communicate about the tool with students.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/01/25/ep-89-with-errol-oneill-part-ii/

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WTL Midweek News Issue #42: NECTFL Edition! – January 24, 2019

Are you going to be at NECTFL (the Northeast Conference of the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Feb 7-9??? If so, you NEED to read this issue of the Midweek News!

To view the issue, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/01/24/news42/

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We Teach Languages Episode 88: Google Translate in the Language Classroom with Errol O’Neill, Part I

Claire Knowles interviews Errol O'Neill about Google Translate in the first part of a two-part episode. In part I, Claire and Errol discuss what Google translate is and how it works, a bit about what the research says about its use in language classrooms, and why teachers might want to take advantage of its abilities to help students communicate effectively in the real world.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/01/18/ep-88-with-errol-oneill/

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WTL Midweek News Issue #41 – January 16, 2019

Does Google Translate have any place in the language classroom? How can teachers help students use technology appropriately? How are people reacting to last week's episode? What are past guests and contributors up to? Find the answers to all these questions and more in our Midweek News.

To view the issue, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/01/16/news41/

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We Teach Languages Episode 87: A Novice Descriptions Unit with Heather Sherrow

Stacey interviews Heather Sherrow about the novice-level unit on descriptions that she developed called Soy Yo: Bringing Life, Purpose, and Meaning to Your Novice Descriptions Unit. This unit tackles stereotypes, celebrates differences, and encourages students to be themselves using songs, memes, commercials, tweets, infographics, and other authentic resources. Heather has presented this unit at several conferences including this past November at ACTFL and has generously shared all of her resources online.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/01/11/ep-87-with-heather-sherrow/

We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or leave a comment at weteachlang.com.