We Teach Languages Episode 30: Fear of Failure, Twitter, and Virtual Reality with Patrick Murphy

In ep 30, Jose Luis de Ramon Ruiz interviews Patrick Murphy about how his teaching has changed during his nearly 20 year career teaching language courses at the university level. In their conversation, they touch on how Patrick uses Twitter to connect students to real-time culture as well as his future plans for virtual reality as a learning tool. Patrick also discusses how being afraid to fail can keep teachers from taking important risks in their classrooms.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/12/01/ep-30-virtual-reality-with-patrick-murphy

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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 13: Teacher of the Year, Culture, and Technology with Noah Geisel

In episode 13, Stacey asks Noah about his experience as the 2013 ACTFL Teacher of the Year. Noah also shares resources and ideas for two of his favorite topics in language education: culture and technology.  For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/07/28/we-teach-languages-episode-13-toy-culture-and-technology-with-noah-geisel

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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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We Teach Languages Episode 10: Experiential Learning in Francophone Communities in the US with Brian Barnett

In episode 10, Stacey talks with C. Brian Barnett about his experiential learning course that centers on francophone communities in the U.S. In addition to learning language and culture, students engage in structured reflection to make sense of those experiences and, in the process, become deeply connected to US language communities. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/06/23/ep010

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We Teach Languages Episode 9: Performance Assessment in a Fully Online College Spanish Course with Claire Knowles

In episode 9 of We Teach Languages, Stacey talks with Claire Knowles about teaching college Spanish in a fully online, asynchronous format. Claire tells us about how she uses performance assessments instead of tests to assess learning and how she elicits feedback and reflection from students in every unit. For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/06/17/we-teach-languages-episode-9-performance-assessment-in-a-fully-online-college-spanish-course 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.