We Teach Languages Episode 114: Blended Learning and Inquiry Projects with Kristin Kvasnyuk

In ep 114, Maris Hawkins interviews her former colleague and friend, Kristin Kvasnyuk about teaching in a blended format and about student inquiry projects. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/08/30/114-with-kristin-kvasnyuk/

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We Teach Languages Episode 112: Teaching Listening with Gianfranco Conti, Part II

In ep 112, Stacey talks with Gianfranco Conti in the second part of a two-part interview. Gianfranco discusses how anxiety and failure affect language learning, and goes into more detail about his system for organizing a listening lesson. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/08/16/112-with-gianfranco-conti-part-ii/

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We Teach Languages Episode 111: Teaching Listening with Gianfranco Conti, Part I

In ep 111, Stacey interviews Gianfranco Conti about how to teach students to listen well. In this first part of a two-part series with Gianfranco, he discusses how bottom-up processing works, how typical listening activities overwhelm students, why interpersonal listening is best for students, and how teachers can use their expertise and instincts to nurture student listening. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/08/09/111-with-gianfranco-conti-part-i/

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We Teach Languages Episode 42 (rerun): Choosing Critical Cultural Content over Grammar with Daniel Woolsey

In ep 42, Stacey interviews Daniel Woolsey, an associate professor of Spanish at a liberal arts college in Michigan, who teaches courses including fourth-semester Spanish and Hispanic linguistics. Daniel explains how language teachers can focus on critical cultural content, let go of explicit grammar instruction, and trust the acquisition process to take place. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/07/26/42-rerun-with-daniel-woolsey/

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

In the month of July, we are re-running some of our favorite episodes from the first year of the podcast. In this rerun of episode 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/2019/07/05/23-rerun-with-paul-sandrock/

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We Teach Languages Episode 99: Cult of Pedagogy with Jennifer Gonzalez

In ep 99, Rebecca Blouwolff interviews her favorite educational podcaster, Jennifer Gonzalez, creator of the Cult of Pedagogy blog. Rebecca and Jennifer talk about four specific blog posts/podcast episodes: To Learn, Students Need to DO Something, Is Your Lesson a Grecian Urn?, Retrieval Practice, How Accurate Are Your Grades? The episodes were crafted from the perspective of Jennifer, an ELA teacher, and during their conversation, Rebecca provides her perspective as a teacher of world language. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/04/12/ep-99-with-jennifer-gonzalez

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We Teach Languages Episode 98: OPI, the Proficiency Levels, and Expectations for Student Performance with Ellen Toubman and Ryan Rockaitis

In ep 98, Ellen Toubman and Ryan Rockaitis discuss the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and ACTFL proficiency guidelines. For teachers who want to know more about how to use the proficiency levels to design instruction that moves students along the proficiency path, this episode is full of big ideas and practical examples you can apply to your own classroom.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/04/05/ep-98-with-ellen-toubman-ryan-rockaitis

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We Teach Languages Episode 97: Independence, Choice, Peace, and Montessori with Valerie Shull

In ep 97, Stacey interviews Valerie Shull about the early language program she leads at a Montessori school where she has taught Spanish for 18 years. Valerie talks about her approach and describes specific strategies that she uses to promote proficiency among her 4th-8th grade students.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/03/29/ep-97-with-valerie-shull

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We Teach Languages Episode 96: Language Learning through Digital Games with Jonathon Reinhardt

In ep 96, Meghan McGinley interviews Jonathon Reinhardt about the relationship between learning and games, specifically the practical and theoretical connection between language learning and digital games.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/03/22/ep-96-with-jonathon-reinhardt

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