We Teach Languages Episode 131: Evolving Teaching and Writing Comprehensible Novels with Inga Paterson-Zuniga

In ep 131, Maris Hawkins interviews Inga Paterson-Zuniga about all the ways her language teaching has changed over the years and how she got started writing comprehensible novels for Spanish learners. Inga shares how her teaching approaches have evolved over the years to be more equitable and focused on success for all students. 

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We Teach Languages Episode 129: Language Policy and Innovation in Scotland with Lynne Jones and Louise Whyte

In ep 129, Stacey interviews Lynne Jones and Louise Whyte. Lynne is a Professional Development Officer at SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages where she supports pre- and in-service teachers across Scotland to develop their languages pedagogy. Louise also worked at SCILT until May 2019, and now is Principal Teacher Languages at St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Glasgow and the Chair of the Scottish Association for Language Teaching (SALT). In this episode, Lynne and Louise explain the 1+2 languages policy in Scotland and the teaching innovations that ensure that all students will know at least three languages by the end of their compulsory schooling. 

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We Teach Languages Episode 128: Serving Bilingual Students and Getting around Harmful Parts of the Curriculum with Holland White

In ep 128, Jiaqian Chen interviews Holland White about her experiences teaching bilingual students in her high school English language arts classroom. Jiaqian and Holland met as graduate students in an English Language Learners program. In this interview, Holland discusses the importance of developing positive, trusting relationships with students and why teachers sometimes struggle to get around harmful parts of the curriculum. 

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We Teach Languages Episode 127: Diverse Images of Spanish-Speakers and Reaching “Reluctant” Learners with Rhoda Nunez-Donnelly

In ep 127, Stacey and Dr. Rhoda Núñez-Donnelly met up after #ACTFL19 to discuss some of their takeaways and thoughts from a particularly meaningful session. Rhoda is a resource teacher in her school system and also shares with listeners her best advice on reaching reluctant learners in our classrooms.

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We Teach Languages Episode 126: Claire Knowles asks Stacey some Questions from her Methods Class

In ep 126, Dr. Claire Knowles, whom you might remember from episodes 9, 88, 89, or 100, returns to the podcast with a list of questions from the teachers in her language teaching methods course. Claire and Stacey sat down during a break in the action at the 2019 ACTFL Convention to talk about how Stacey ended up obsessed with language teaching and producing a podcast, along with questions about how to use authentic resources with novices, how to teach without any technology at all, and how to connect with students when they feel unsafe at school. Stacey wants to warn everyone that this episode is way too long to actually listen to--almost 2 hours!!! Check out the show notes to see what questions Stacey and Claire discussed and what resources they mentioned; then you can fast-forward straight to the good stuff.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/11/29/episode-126-claire-knowles-stacey-margarita-johnson/

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We Teach Languages Episode 124: Teaching Languages to Students with Disabilities with Cheyenne Staten and Julie Glosson

In ep 124, Stacey interviews Cheyenne Staten, who is studying Spanish and Special Education, and Dr. Julie Glosson, her professor and co-investigator in a recent case study. Stacey met up with Cheyenne and Julie at the recent TFLTA conference (Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association) where they presented on teaching students with disabilities. In this interview, they discuss general principles, practical advice for teachers, as well as their own case study helping learners with disabilities find success in the language classroom.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/11/15/124-with-cheyenne-staten-julie-glosson

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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.

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