We Teach Languages Episode 126: Claire Knowles asks Stacey some Questions from her Methods Class

In ep 126, Dr. Claire Knowles, whom you might remember from episodes 9, 88, 89, or 100, returns to the podcast with a list of questions from the teachers in her language teaching methods course. Claire and Stacey sat down during a break in the action at the 2019 ACTFL Convention to talk about how Stacey ended up obsessed with language teaching and producing a podcast, along with questions about how to use authentic resources with novices, how to teach without any technology at all, and how to connect with students when they feel unsafe at school. Stacey wants to warn everyone that this episode is way too long to actually listen to--almost 2 hours!!! Check out the show notes to see what questions Stacey and Claire discussed and what resources they mentioned; then you can fast-forward straight to the good stuff.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/11/29/episode-126-claire-knowles-stacey-margarita-johnson/

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We Teach Languages Episode 125: Trends and Research in Study Abroad with Peter Ecke

In ep 125, Melanie Forehand interviews Peter Ecke, Professor of Second Language Acquisition and German at the University of Arizona. They discuss the benefits and challenges of short-term study abroad and resources for getting started with study abroad research.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/11/22/125-with-peter-ecke

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We Teach Languages Episode 124: Teaching Languages to Students with Disabilities with Cheyenne Staten and Julie Glosson

In ep 124, Stacey interviews Cheyenne Staten, who is studying Spanish and Special Education, and Dr. Julie Glosson, her professor and co-investigator in a recent case study. Stacey met up with Cheyenne and Julie at the recent TFLTA conference (Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association) where they presented on teaching students with disabilities. In this interview, they discuss general principles, practical advice for teachers, as well as their own case study helping learners with disabilities find success in the language classroom.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/11/15/124-with-cheyenne-staten-julie-glosson

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We Teach Languages Episode 123: Steady, Collaborative Change at an Independent School with Sarah Aguilar-Francis

In ep 123, Carolyn Siegel interviews Sarah Aguilar-Francis about her department's path to proficiency and how their multi-year transition has been going.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/11/08/123-with-sarah-aguilar-francis/

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We Teach Languages Episode 122: Collaborating to Build a Content-based Language Program with Gwen Barnes-Karol and Maggie Broner, Part II

In ep 122, Stacey continues her conversation with Dr. Gwen Barnes-Karol, who specializes in teaching literature, and Dr. Maggie Broner, a sociolinguist,  about how a content-based curriculum has transformed the language program at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. St Olaf's Spanish program focuses on textual analysis and academic language starting in the third semester, and they have no grammar review or intro to literature bridge course into the major. This episode, and Part I from last week, will break down how their approach plays out in classes.

For links and show notes, visit https://wp.me/p88mlO-5Ma

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We Teach Languages Episode 121: Collaborating to Build a Content-based Language Program with Gwen Barnes-Karol and Maggie Broner, Part I

In ep 121, Stacey interviews Dr. Gwen Barnes-Karol, who specializes in teaching literature, and Dr. Maggie Broner, a sociolinguist,  about how a content-based curriculum has transformed the language program at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. St Olaf's Spanish program focuses on textual analysis and academic language starting in the third semester, and they have no grammar review or intro to literature bridge course into the major. This episode, and Part II next week, will break down how they have arrived where they are now..

For links and show notes, visit https://wp.me/p88mlO-5Ma

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We Teach Languages Episode 120: Professional Development for Graduate Student Instructors with Katie Angus

In ep 120, Margaret Kelly interviews Dr. Katie Angus about her dissertation research on graduate teaching assistant (TA) development and her own approach to supporting TA instructors at the college level.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/10/18/120-with-katie-angus/

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We Teach Languages Episode 119: Integrated Instruction in Pre-K through 8 and Inviting Colleagues into Change with Victoria Gilbert

In ep 119, Stacey interviews Dr. Victoria Gilbert about her work as a teacher and department chair in a Pre-K through 8th grade all-boys Catholic school in New York. Victoria discusses her context and some of the changes she has made over the years including a shift towards authentic audiences and IPAs as assessments. Stacey and Victoria also discuss how to invite colleagues into change.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/10/13/119-with-victoria-gilbert

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We Teach Languages Episode 118: Language Teacher Recruitment and Retention with Pete Swanson

In ep 118, Shannon Mason interviews Pete Swanson about the language teacher shortage and how recruitment and retention efforts may help address the issue. Shannon and Pete are two of the leading scholars researching the issue, and the show notes link to a bit of additional research so listeners can follow up after hearing the episode.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/10/07/118-with-pete-swanson/

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