We Teach Languages Episode 120: Professional Development for Graduate Student Instructors with Katie Angus

In ep 120, Margaret Kelly interviews Dr. Katie Angus about her dissertation research on graduate teaching assistant (TA) development and her own approach to supporting TA instructors at the college level.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/10/18/120-with-katie-angus/

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We Teach Languages Episode 119: Integrated Instruction in Pre-K through 8 and Inviting Colleagues into Change with Victoria Gilbert

In ep 119, Stacey interviews Dr. Victoria Gilbert about her work as a teacher and department chair in a Pre-K through 8th grade all-boys Catholic school in New York. Victoria discusses her context and some of the changes she has made over the years including a shift towards authentic audiences and IPAs as assessments. Stacey and Victoria also discuss how to invite colleagues into change.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/10/13/119-with-victoria-gilbert

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We Teach Languages Episode 117: The Language Center’s Role on Campus and in the Community with Angelika Kraemer

In ep 117, Melanie Forehand interviews Angelika Kraemer about university language centers. They discuss how the the old-style language labs have morphed into more modern, social spaces called language centers, and how those centers help to support language teaching and learning on campuses and in communities. Melanie also asks Angelika about her experience transitioning into the role of language center director at Cornell University.

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

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We Teach Languages Episode 116: Linguistic Variation and Serving Diverse Heritage Learners with Damian Vergara Wilson

In ep 116, Carolyn Siegel interviews Dr. Damian Vergara Wilson, Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico. As a graduate of the program he now directs, his ultimate goal for his heritage learners is for them to view themselves as legitimate Spanish speakers. In this interview he shares what that looks like both in a broad view and in specific projects students undertake.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/09/13/116-with-damian-vergara-wilson/

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We Teach Languages Episode 114: Blended Learning and Inquiry Projects with Kristin Kvasnyuk

In ep 114, Maris Hawkins interviews her former colleague and friend, Kristin Kvasnyuk about teaching in a blended format and about student inquiry projects. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/08/30/114-with-kristin-kvasnyuk/

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We Teach Languages Episode 113: Mind, Body, and Voice Skills with Justin Slocum Bailey

In ep 113, Janina Hanson interviews Justin Slocum Bailey about the content of his recent workshop for language teachers: Mind, Body, and Voice Skills. Among other topics, Janina and Justin discuss the value of silence in the classroom and of paying attention to our minds and bodies.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/08/23/113-with-justin-slocum-bailey/

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We Teach Languages Episode 112: Teaching Listening with Gianfranco Conti, Part II

In ep 112, Stacey talks with Gianfranco Conti in the second part of a two-part interview. Gianfranco discusses how anxiety and failure affect language learning, and goes into more detail about his system for organizing a listening lesson. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/08/16/112-with-gianfranco-conti-part-ii/

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We Teach Languages Episode 111: Teaching Listening with Gianfranco Conti, Part I

In ep 111, Stacey interviews Gianfranco Conti about how to teach students to listen well. In this first part of a two-part series with Gianfranco, he discusses how bottom-up processing works, how typical listening activities overwhelm students, why interpersonal listening is best for students, and how teachers can use their expertise and instincts to nurture student listening. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/08/09/111-with-gianfranco-conti-part-i/

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We Teach Languages Episode 42 (rerun): Choosing Critical Cultural Content over Grammar with Daniel Woolsey

In ep 42, Stacey interviews Daniel Woolsey, an associate professor of Spanish at a liberal arts college in Michigan, who teaches courses including fourth-semester Spanish and Hispanic linguistics. Daniel explains how language teachers can focus on critical cultural content, let go of explicit grammar instruction, and trust the acquisition process to take place. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/07/26/42-rerun-with-daniel-woolsey/

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