We Teach Languages Episode 54: Keeping Pace with How Students and Methods are Changing with Mei Zhou

In ep 54, Sichen Wan interviews an EFL teacher that was influential in her own study of English, Mei Zhou. Mei teaches at a languages-focused high school in Chengdu, China and has been teaching for 18 years. In their conversation, Sichen asks Mei about what excellent language teaching looks like and Mei provides some great advice for new language teachers. 

For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2018/05/25/ep-54-with-mei-zhou

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We Teach Languages Episode 48: Welcoming and Advocating for New Arrivals with Lesley Cioccarelli

In ep 48, Stacey hears from Australian educator, advocate, and #AusELT administrator, Lesley Cioccarelli. Lesley explains some of the options for language learning and settlement available to recent immigrants in Australia. She also talks about the professional organizations that advocate for the best interests of those learners and why teachers should be members of their local and national professional associations.  

For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2018/04/13/ep-48-with-lesley-cioccarelli

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We Teach Languages Episode 46: Labor Issues and Language Teaching with Mura Nava

In ep 46, Stacey interviews Mura Nava, who teaches English to adults in France, about the state of the English language teaching labor market. Mura shares his experiences as an English teacher in France and introduces us to some individuals and organizations working for justice for teachers.  

For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2018/03/30/ep-46-with-mura-nava

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We Teach Languages Episode 43: Common Misconceptions in English Language Teaching with Ryuko Kubota

In ep 43, Stacey asks Ryuko Kubota, a professor of language and literacy education at the University of British Colombia, about a recent publication in which she explores ten common misconceptions in English language teaching (ELT). Ryuko talks about several of those misconceptions, including how beliefs about native speakers, whiteness, and legitimate forms of language contribute to the general public's understanding of who is a good language teacher. 

For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2018/03/09/ep-43-with-ryuko-kubota

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We Teach Languages Episode 40: Teaching English to Diverse Learners in in China with Yang Yu

In ep 40, Ningxin Zheng interviews Yang Yu, a graduate student in English Language Education who has previously taught diverse learners in China including peers at the college level and middle schoolers at a school for the blind.  Yang discusses a range of topics including showing respect for learners, maintaining student interest in learning, and teaching pronunciation. 

For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2018/02/17/ep-40-with-yang-yu

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We Teach Languages Episode 17: Making Research More Accessible to Teachers with Gianfranco Conti, Part II

Stacey wraps up her conversation with Gianfranco Conti, a well-known MFL (Modern Foreign Language) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher and teacher developer. We talk about a few of Gianfranco's tips for how to maximize student learning and focus on long-term progress.

For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2017/08/25/we-teach-languages-episode-17-making-research-more-accessible-to-teachers-with-gianfranco-conti-part-ii

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We Teach Languages Episode 16: Making Research More Accessible to Teachers with Gianfranco Conti, Part I

In episode 16, Stacey interviews Gianfranco Conti, a well-known MFL (Modern Foreign Language) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher and teacher developer. He has taught languages all over Europe and in Malaysia, and has a deep knowledge of both research and practice. In his blog, Gianfranco synthesizes research on language teaching and learning to make it more accessible to teachers. We talk about useless things language teachers do (e.g. error correction) and ways to improve student learning (e.g. recycle, recycle, recycle).

This episode contains Part I of our conversation, and next week, episode 17 will be Part II. 

For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2017/08/18/we-teach-languages-episode-16-making-research-more-accessible-to-teachers-with-gianfranco-conti-part-i

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