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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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We Teach Languages Episode 143: Highlighting Black Communities and Culture in the Spanish Classroom with Regina O’Neal

In ep 143, Stacey invites Regina O'Neal, a secondary Spanish teacher and department head, to share her award winning presentation from MFLA, NECTFL, and ACTFL. Regina discusses concrete ways she highlights Black culture and communities in her Spanish classroom by connecting with other content areas and community resources, by discussing aesthetic beauty, and by guiding students to appreciate Black art and literature..

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2020/07/17/143-with-regina-oneal

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We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue # 91 – July 15, 2020

  How can teachers represent the diversity of target language communities? 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 this Friday's episode! The interactive PDF is the newsletter with clickable links. … Continue reading We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue # 91 – July 15, 2020

We Teach Languages Episode 142: Language Legitimacy and Imagining New Educational Contexts with Jonathan Rosa

In ep 142, Dorie Conlon Perugini interviews Dr. Jonathan Rosa about his work exploring race, language, and education. Jonathan discusses what sorts of language practices are deemed legitimate in educational contexts, and how language teachers participate in institutions that are not serving multilingual students. In this episode, listeners will find new ways of thinking about language education and students' language and literacy practices.

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