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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We Teach Languages Episode 95: Local Professional Organizations with Becky Peterson, Kelly Scheetz, and Luis Deocares

In ep 95, Stacey interviews Becky Peterson and Kelly Scheetz from TFLTA, Maris interviews Luis Deocares from GWATFL, and we revisit a few past guests as well. Learn more about how local professional organizations are providing affordable professional development, engaging in advocacy work, and shaping the ACTFL teacher of the year program.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/03/15/ep-95-with-becky-peterson-kelly-sheetz-and-luis-deocares

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We Teach Languages Episode 58 (rerun): Principles of Outstanding Language Teaching with Steve Smith

This week, we’re replaying one of our favorite episodes from last summer, episode 58 with Steve Smith. In ep 58, Steve Smith discusses principles for language instruction that will help teachers navigate the complexity of the current post-methods era. Between book/blog writing, academic study, and classroom teaching, Steve is a perennial source of useful information for language teachers. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/03/07/ep-58-rerun-with-steve-smith

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We Teach Languages Episode 91: Teaching Private Language Classes with Diane Neubauer, Vivek Tripathi, and Meg Saunders

Three teachers discuss their work teaching private language classes as freelance teachers or tutors, Diane Neubauer, a Chinese Teacher, Vivek Tripathi, a Hindi teacher, and Meg Saunders, an English teacher. Our guests will explore questions like: How is language teaching different one-on-one? How does an online environment affect teaching?

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/02/08/ep-91-with-diane-neubauer-vivek-tripathi-and-meg-saunders

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We Teach Languages Episode 90: Online Language Teaching and the Community of Inquiry Framework with Kylie Korsnack

Stacey talks with her colleague Kylie Korsnack about some of the concepts they explored in their recent series of workshops on how to promote presence and interaction in the online classroom. Among other topics, Kylie introduces listeners to the community of inquiry framework as a tool for online course design. Whether you are teaching fully online, in a hybrid/blended format, or face-to-face with some online extension, we hope this episode sparks new ideas for effective online teaching.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/02/01/ep-90-with-kylie-korsnack/

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