We Teach Languages Episode 34: Assessments, Affect, and Proficiency Goals with Raul Rosales

In episode 34, Danielle Dorvil interviews Professor Raul Rosales Herrera, Associate Professor of Spanish at Drew University. Raul discusses his perspective on excellent language teaching and the goals he and his institution have set for students.

 

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Show Notes

We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or use this contact form to send us an email.

You can find Raul Rosales on his faculty page https://users.drew.edu/rrosales/

Previous episodes mentioned on this episode…

Ep 14 with Lisa Shepard

Ep 32 with Walter Hopkins

You can find the ACTFL proficiency guidelines here https://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012

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

In episode 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.

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Show Notes

We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or use this contact form to send us an email.

Previous episodes referenced in this one…

Episode 9 with Claire Knowles

Episode 14 with Lisa Shepard

Episode 23 with Paul Sandrock

Episode 18 with Catherine Ousselin

Resources on tests…

Overview of the theory and research behind retrieval practice by Brame & Biel (2015)

…Research by Barcroft on retrieval practice here and here

 

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

In 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?

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Show Notes

We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or use this contact form to send us an email.

You can find Paul Sandrock online…

…on Twitter @psandrock

Some ACTFL resources mentioned on the show…

…NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:  https://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/ncssfl-actfl-can-do-statements

…Virtual Learning Modules (browse through the full Learning Catalogue):  https://www.pathlms.com/actfl/courses

…Guiding Principles for Learning Languages (a series of brief papers to explain the What – Why – How – Find Out More of core practices: https://www.actfl.org/guiding-principles

…ACTFL Presentations at Regional and Other Conferences (touching on proficiency and assessment): https://www.actfl.org/about-the-american-council-the-teaching-foreign-languages/resources/presentations

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We Teach Languages Episode 11: Listener Questions about Culture Instruction

In episode 11 of We Teach Languages, Stacey answers a couple of listener questions about teaching culture. 1) Should I teach culture in students’ native language or in the target language? 2) What is the best way to assess students’ knowledge of culture?

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Show Notes

We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or use this contact form to send us an email.

Scholars and resources mentioned on the show:

Blooms taxonomy: https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/blooms-taxonomy/

Intercultural Competence in Instructed Language Learning: Bridging Theory and Practice by Paula Garrett-Rucks http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Intercultural-Competence-in-Instructed-Language-Learning

 

Intercultural Learning in Modern Language Education: Expanding Meaning-Making Potentials by Erin Kearney http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781783094660

And the upcoming book we first learned about in Episode 8- Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range: From Theory to Practice (Multilingual Matters, 2017) http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?K=9781783098897

Intercultural competence issue of The Language Educator: https://www.actfl.org/publications/the-language-educator/augustseptember-2015

Special issue on Intercultural Competence issue of Dimension: http://www.scolt.org/images/PDFs/dimension/2016_Dimension_Final.pdf

 

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