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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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We Teach Languages Episode 141: Accent, Race, Work, and Teaching Pronunciation with Vijay Ramjattan

In ep 141, Stacey interviews Dr. Vijay Ramjattan, a scholar of accent, race, and work. Vijay talks about how racialized international teaching assistants communicate in their second language and the listener's role in comprehensibility. Implications for teaching pronunciation in any language are also discussed. Language teachers who want to take a critical approach to pronunciation instruction will find thought-provoking and useful suggestions.

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We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue # 90 – June 3, 2020

  How are race and language connected? 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. CLICK HERE: 90 WTL … Continue reading We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue # 90 – June 3, 2020

We Teach Languages Episode 140: Heritage Language Maintenance with Angelica Amezcua

In ep 140, Stacey interviews Angélica Amezcua, a PhD candidate at Arizona State University and the author of a recent paper on how classroom instruction affects heritage language learners' motivation to maintain their language. Angélica discusses why some language communities in the US have low ethnolinguistic vitality and how state policies create conditions that prevent bilingual students from maintaining their home language. Angélica also shares her research on classroom strategies that heritage language teachers can adopt to promote language maintenance and community connection. 

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We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue #89 – May 8, 2020

  What types of classroom experiences motivate heritage learners to maintain their language? 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 … Continue reading We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue #89 – May 8, 2020

We Teach Languages Episode 139: Teaching Linguistic Variation such as Voseo in Spanish with Matthew Griffin

In ep 139, Stacey interviews Matthew Griffin, an applied linguist and instructor of Spanish who recently published a paper analyzing textbooks for how they present "voseo" to novice learners. "Vos" is a pronoun used widely in Latin America, and not used in European varieties of Spanish. Matthew goes on to talk about the concept of linguistic variation, as well as how and why we should point out and celebrate different varieties of the languages we teach. For those interested in teaching voseo, this interview and the accompanying open-access article provide a practical and research-based exploration of this topic. 

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We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue #88 – April 23, 2020

  Should I introduce my novice students to language variation or keep things simple? 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 … Continue reading We Teach Languages Midweek News Issue #88 – April 23, 2020

We Teach Languages Episode 138: IPAs, A Review of the Literature, and Steps to Move Forward with Stephanie Madison

In ep 138, Stacey interviews Dr. Stephanie Madison, author of the recently published article entitled "Integrated Performance Assessments: A Review of the Literature and Steps to Move Forward". If you have ever wanted to dig deeper into why IPAs work and how to make them even more practical in your language classroom, this interview and the accompanying open-access article provide a wealth of practical and research-based advice. 

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