We Teach Languages Episode 108: Less Burnout and More Input with Lance Piantaggini

In ep 108, Stacey interviews Lance Piantaggini, known as Magister P to his students and blog readers, about how language teachers can keep school work at school, avoid burnout, and provide as much input as possible for their students. Lance teaches in a way that is consistent with his principled approach to language acquisition and writes comprehensible readers in Latin while also keeping his workload manageable and enjoying his life outside of work.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/06/13/ep-108-with-lance-piantaggini/

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We Teach Languages Episode 107: We Teach _______ Languages with Shannon Mason

In ep 107, Stacey discusses the terminology we use to describe the languages we teach. Terms like foreign, world, second, modern, community, classical, and others all came up in a recent poll we ran on Twitter. Stacey discusses the results of that poll, shares insights from past guests Amy Andersen, Mandy Manning, and Ellen Toubman. Then we hear from Dr. Shannon Mason about her research on how the media discusses language education in Australia.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/06/07/ep-107-with-shannon-mason/

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We Teach Languages Episode 106: Prioritizing and Interpreting Texts with Virginia Scott

In ep 106, Anne-Sophie Dubosson interviews Professor Virginia Scott about teaching literature and other kinds of texts in the language classroom. We also hear from two past guests, Michael Leeser and Ryan Rockaitis, about how they promote critical thinking and deeper learning through engaging with texts.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/05/31/ep-106-with-virginia-scott/

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We Teach Languages Episode 105: A conversation about ESL and ASL with 2018 National Teacher of Year Mandy Manning and National Teacher of the Year finalist Amy Andersen, Part II

In ep 105, Stacey shares the second half of a conversation she recently had with two remarkable language teachers. Mandy Manning is the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. She teaches new immigrant and refugee high school students learning English in Spokane, Washington. Amy Andersen teaches American Sign Language to hearing students at a high school in Ocean City, New Jersey and was one of the finalists for the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. In this second half of a two-part series, Mandy and Amy tell stories that illustrate how advocacy and policy intersect with their work as language teachers.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/05/24/ep-105-with-mandy-manning-and-amy-andersen-part-ii

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We Teach Languages Episode 104: A conversation about ESL and ASL with 2018 National Teacher of Year Mandy Manning and National Teacher of the Year finalist Amy Andersen, Part I

In ep 104, Stacey shares the first half of a conversation she recently had with two remarkable language teachers. Mandy Manning is the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. She teaches new immigrant and refugee high school students learning English in Spokane, Washington. Amy Andersen teaches American Sign Language to hearing students at a high school in Ocean City, New Jersey and was one of the finalists for the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. In this first half of a two-part series, Mandy and Amy introduce their work as ESL and ASL teachers and talk about how culture is integral to their work.

For links and show notes, visit https://wp.me/p88mlO-5i9

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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 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 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 94: Transitioning to Proficiency, Spoken Latin, and Comprehensible Input Strategies with Stefanie Neal

Caroline Schlegel interviews Stefanie Neal about how she made the transition from a grammar-based syllabus to proficiency-oriented, spoken Latin. Stefanie share advice for teachers and some of her favorite comprehensible input strategies for the language classroom.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/03/01/ep-94-with-stefanie-neal

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