We Teach Languages Episode 7: Evolving as a Teacher and Helping Students Become Lifelong Learners with Qinqin Zan

In episode 7 of We Teach Languages, Junyue Wang interviews her former EFL teacher, Qinqin Zan, about what excellent language teaching looks like. They discuss how Ms. Zan’s goals for her students have changed over the years and the importance of inspiring students to be lifelong language learners.


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Show Notes

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Scholars and research mentioned on the show:

ACTFL Community Standard and Developing Lifelong Learners: https://www.actfl.org/sites/default/files/publications/standards/Communities.pdf

Magnan’s 2014 Special Issue of MLJ: Magnan, S. (2014). Special issue: Monograph issue: Goals of collegiate learners and the standards for foreign language learning. The Modern Language Journal, 8(1).

 

 

 

 

We Teach Languages Episode 6: Integrating Culture and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in the US with Kaishan Kong

In episode 6 of We Teach Languages, Stacey talks with Kaishan Kong, an assistant professor of Chinese at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire,  about what excellent language teaching looks like, how to integrate language and culture instruction, and teaching Chinese as a foreign language in the United States.


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Show Notes

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Scholars and research mentioned on the show:

Kaishan Kong’s website http://kaishankong.weebly.com/ and faculty page http://www.uwec.edu/academics/college-arts-sciences/departments-programs/languages/about/faculty-staff/

ACTFL Standards and the 3 Ps of culture: https://www.actfl.org/publications/all/world-readiness-standards-learning-languages

CARLA http://carla.umn.edu/

Startalk https://startalk.umd.edu/public/

 

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We Teach Languages Episode 2: Insights on Teaching and Researching K-12 English Language Learners with Emily Galloway

In episode 2 of We Teach Languages, Nikki Wei talks with Emily Galloway about the classroom practices and research that can improve learning for ELLs in a K-12 setting. Stacey wraps up the episode by drawing some connections between second and foreign language teaching.

Show Notes

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Scholars and research mentioned on the show:

Emily Phillips Galloway faculty page: http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/bio/emilyphillips-galloway

Nel Noddings wrote a series of articles on the caring classroom. Here is one open access piece she wrote on the topic: http://www.uvm.edu/~rgriffin/NoddingsCaring.pdf

Three modes of communication: https://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-performance-descriptors-language-learners

The ACTFL published book about using Integrated Performance Assessment: https://www.actfl.org/publications/books-and-brochures/implementing-integrated-performance-assessment

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