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We Teach Languages Episode 11: Listener Questions about Culture Instruction

In episode 11 of We Teach Languages, Stacey answers a couple of listener questions about teaching culture. 1) Should I teach culture in students' native language or in the target language? 2) What is the best way to assess students' knowledge of culture? 

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We Teach Languages Episode 10: Experiential Learning in Francophone Communities in the US with Brian Barnett

In episode 10, Stacey talks with C. Brian Barnett about his experiential learning course that centers on francophone communities in the U.S. In addition to learning language and culture, students engage in structured reflection to make sense of those experiences and, in the process, become deeply connected to US language communities. 

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We Teach Languages Episode 9: Performance Assessment in a Fully Online College Spanish Course with Claire Knowles

In episode 9 of We Teach Languages, Stacey talks with Claire Knowles about teaching college Spanish in a fully online, asynchronous format. Claire tells us about how she uses performance assessments instead of tests to assess learning and how she elicits feedback and reflection from students in every unit. 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 use this contact form to send us an email.

We Teach Languages Episode 8: Building Classroom Practices and Intercultural Competence in Early Language Learning with Dorie Conlon Perugini

In episode 8, Stacey talks with Dorie Conlon Perugini about the opportunities she's had to develop her own practice, to share classroom practices with others, and to support early language learners as they develop intercultural competence. We also get to learn all about her forthcoming book co-edited/co-written with Manuela Wagner and Michael Byram. 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 use this contact form to send us an email.

We Teach Languages Episode 7: Evolving as a Teacher and Helping Students Become Lifelong Learners with Qinqin Zan

In episode 7, Junyue Wang interviews her former EFL teacher, Qinqin Zan, about what excellent language teaching looks like. They discuss how Ms. Zan’s goals for her students have changed over the years and the importance of inspiring students to be lifelong language learners. 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 use this contact form to send us an email.