We Teach Languages Episode 28: Teaching Vocabulary for Acquisition with Joe Barcroft, Part I

In ep 28, Stacey interviews Joe Barcroft, a professor and researcher specializing in vocabulary acquisition. His articles appear in journals such as Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning, The Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, and others. In this interview, we discuss his ten principles for vocabulary acquisition from his book Input-Based Incremental Vocabulary (2012, TESOL International Association).

This episode contains Part I of our conversation, and next week, episode 29 will be Part II. 

https://weteachlang.com/2017/11/17/ep-2-vocabulary-with-joe-barcroft-part-i

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We Teach Languages Episode 27: Teaching Intercultural Communicative Competence Across the Age Range with Manuela Wagner

In ep 26, Stacey talks with Manuela Wagner all about her new book, Teaching Intercultural Communicative Competence Across the Age Range: From Theory to Practice (Multilingual Matters, 2017) co-edited with Michael Byram and Dorie Conlon Perugini. Manuela describes how this collaborative, practice-oriented work came to be and how it might be useful for teachers. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/11/10/ep-27-teaching-intercultural-communicative-competence-with-manuela-wagner

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We Teach Languages Episode 26: Teaching Communicative Latin and Maintaining your own Language with Justin Slocum Bailey

In ep 26, Stacey talks with Justin Slocum Bailey about his work as a teacher, consultant, and teacher developer. Justin discusses teaching Latin communicatively, and then answers a listener question about how how teachers can maintain their own proficiency in the language they teach.  

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/11/03/episode-26-teaching-communicative-latin-and-maintaining-your-own-language-with-justin-slocum-bailey

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We Teach Languages Episode 25: Responding to a Listener Comment on Tests

In ep 25, Stacey responds to a comment from a listener about whether tests have any place in the language classroom. Stacey recalls some previous interviews in which tests were discussed, and gives two examples of how tests might be applied effectively to help students interpret and retrieve language. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/10/27/ep-25-listener-comment-on-tests

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We Teach Languages Episode 24: Advocacy, the Seal of Biliteracy, and Steps We Can All Take with Amanda Seewald

In ep 24, Caleb Howard interviews Amanda Seewald, a teacher, coach, and curriculum developer in New Jersey, about her experiences advocating for world languages and for her students, including how her advocacy work led to the signing of the Seal of Biliteracy into law in 2016.  

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/10/20/episode-24-advocacy-with-Amanda-Seewald

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We Teach Languages Episode 23: Performance Assessment, Can Dos, and ACTFL resources with Paul Sandrock

In ep 23, Stacey asks Paul Sandrock, Director of Education at ACTFL, about performance assessment. Why should teachers use performance assessment, how does it work, and what resources does ACTFL have to help?

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/10/13/episode-23-performance-assessment-with-paul-sandrock

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We Teach Languages Episode 22: Teaching College Arabic with Kari Neely

In ep 22, Sarah Arvidson interviews Kari Neely, an associate professor of Arabic, about some of the challenges associated with maintaining a college Arabic program through the third year. They discuss how Kari integrates native and heritage speakers into her third year course, which varieties of Arabic to teach and when, and how technology can help students acquire vocabulary.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/10/07/episode-22-teaching-college-arabic-with-kari-neely

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We Teach Languages Episode 21: Cross-curricular Innovations in a Liberal Arts Language Department with Sebastiaan Faber

In ep 21, Stacey interviews Sebastiaan Faber, Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies at Oberlin College, about the some of the cross-curricular innovations in his department including languages across the curriculum, team teaching with faculty from other departments, and incorporating campus resources into the classroom experience. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/09/22/episode-21-cross-curricular-innovations-with-sebastiaan-faber

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We Teach Languages Episode 20: Language Supervision and Creating Professional Development Opportunities with Noemi Rodriguez

In episode 20, Caleb Howard interviews Noemi Rodriguez, a language supervisor in New Jersey, about the trends and challenges she has observed both in her position as supervisor and in her work as a language teacher. Noemi also discusses her passion and process for creating professional development opportunities for language teachers. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/09/15/we-teach-languages-episode-20-language-supervision-and-creating-professional-development-opportunities-with-noemi-rodriguez

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