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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We Teach Languages Episode 41 (rerun): Vocabulary Lists with Kara Parker & AC Quintero

In the month of July, we are re-running some of our favorite episodes from the first year of the podcast. In this rerun of episode 41, Stacey does a bit of digging to learn about different ways teachers conceptualize and make use of vocab lists. Kara Parker, a teacher trainer and consultant in Florida, and Alicia Quintero, a high school teacher in Illinois, both contribute to this discussion about how to make vocab lists useful for learning. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/07/19/41-rerun-with-kara-parker-ac-quintero

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We Teach Languages Episode 29 (rerun): Teaching Vocabulary for Acquisition with Joe Barcroft, Part II

In the month of July, we are re-running some of our favorite episodes from the first year of the podcast. In this rerun of episode 29, Stacey interviews Joe Barcroft, a professor and researcher specializing in vocabulary acquisition. His articles appear in journals such as Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning, The Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, and others. In this interview, we discuss his ten principles for vocabulary acquisition from his book Input-Based Incremental Vocabulary Instruction (2012, TESOL International Association).

This episode contains Part II of our conversation. Part I can be found in episode 28. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/06/30/29-rerun-with-joe-barcroft-part-ii/

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We Teach Languages Episode 28 (rerun): Teaching Vocabulary for Acquisition with Joe Barcroft, Part I

In the month of July, we are re-running some of our favorite episodes from the first year of the podcast. In this rerun of episode 28, Stacey interviews Joe Barcroft, a professor and researcher specializing in vocabulary acquisition. His articles appear in journals such as Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning, The Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, and others. In this interview, we discuss his ten principles for vocabulary acquisition from his book Input-Based Incremental Vocabulary (2012, TESOL International Association).

This episode contains Part I of our conversation. Look for Part II in episode 29 out today as well! 

https://weteachlang.com/2019/07/12/28-rerun-with-joe-barcroft-part-i/

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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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