WTL Midweek News Issue #51 – April 3, 2019

What are the OPI and MOPI? Will a deeper understanding of the proficiency levels change my teaching? 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/2019/04/02/news51

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We Teach Languages Episode 97: Independence, Choice, Peace, and Montessori with Valerie Shull

In ep 97, Stacey interviews Valerie Shull about the early language program she leads at a Montessori school where she has taught Spanish for 18 years. Valerie talks about her approach and describes specific strategies that she uses to promote proficiency among her 4th-8th grade students.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/03/29/ep-97-with-valerie-shull

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WTL Midweek News Issue #50 – March 27, 2019

How can we give students more choice and independence? What can the Montessori model teach us about language learning? 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/2019/03/26/news50

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We Teach Languages Episode 96: Language Learning through Digital Games with Jonathon Reinhardt

In ep 96, Meghan McGinley interviews Jonathon Reinhardt about the relationship between learning and games, specifically the practical and theoretical connection between language learning and digital games.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/03/22/ep-96-with-jonathon-reinhardt

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WTL Midweek News Issue #49 – March 20, 2019

How does play promote learning? What are some of the ways that digital games can be used for language learning? 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/2019/03/20/news49

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We Teach Languages Episode 95: Local Professional Organizations with Becky Peterson, Kelly Scheetz, and Luis Deocares

In ep 95, Stacey interviews Becky Peterson and Kelly Scheetz from TFLTA, Maris interviews Luis Deocares from GWATFL, and we revisit a few past guests as well. Learn more about how local professional organizations are providing affordable professional development, engaging in advocacy work, and shaping the ACTFL teacher of the year program.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/03/15/ep-95-with-becky-peterson-kelly-sheetz-and-luis-deocares

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WTL Midweek News Issue #48 – March 13, 2019

Are you a member of your state or local professional organization? How do local orgs provide ongoing support, advocacy, and professional development for teachers? 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/2019/03/13/news48

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We Teach Languages Episode 58 (rerun): Principles of Outstanding Language Teaching with Steve Smith

This week, we're replaying one of our favorite episodes from last summer, episode 58 with Steve Smith. In ep 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. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/03/07/ep-58-rerun-with-steve-smith

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We Teach Languages Episode 94: Transitioning to Proficiency, Spoken Latin, and Comprehensible Input Strategies with Stefanie Neal

Caroline Schlegel interviews Stefanie Neal about how she made the transition from a grammar-based syllabus to proficiency-oriented, spoken Latin. Stefanie share advice for teachers and some of her favorite comprehensible input strategies for the language classroom.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/03/01/ep-94-with-stefanie-neal

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