We Teach Languages Episode 14: Making the Transition to Authentic Resources and Proficiency with Lisa Shepard

In episode 14, Stacey talks with Lisa Shepard, a language teacher who, over the course of her 29-year teaching career, has successfully transitioned from verb conjugations and traditional tests to authentic resources and performance assessments. Lisa shares her own journey as well as practical advice for teachers interested in teaching for proficiency. For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2017/08/03/we-teach-languages-episode-14-making-the-transition-to-authentic-resources-and-proficiency-with-lisa-shepard

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We Teach Languages Episode 13: Teacher of the Year, Culture, and Technology with Noah Geisel

In episode 13, Stacey asks Noah about his experience as the 2013 ACTFL Teacher of the Year. Noah also shares resources and ideas for two of his favorite topics in language education: culture and technology.  For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2017/07/28/we-teach-languages-episode-13-toy-culture-and-technology-with-noah-geisel

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We Teach Languages Episode 8: Building Classroom Practices and Intercultural Competence in Early Language Learning with Dorie Conlon Perugini

In episode 8, Stacey talks with Dorie Conlon Perugini about the opportunities she's had to develop her own practice, to share classroom practices with others, and to support early language learners as they develop intercultural competence. We also get to learn all about her forthcoming book co-edited/co-written with Manuela Wagner and Michael Byram. For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2017/06/09/we-teach-languages-episode-8-sharing-classroom-practices-and-intercultural-competence-in-early-language-learning We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or use this contact form to send us an email.

We Teach Languages Episode 4: Focus on Process, Not Product and Thinking Maps with Dana Yang

In episode 4, Yue Wu interviews Dana Yang about how her approach to teaching Chinese at an international school has changed over the years. Dana and Yue also discuss the benefits of using thinking maps in many common language learning tasks. For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2017/04/21/we-teach-languages-episode-4-focus-on-process-not-product-with-thinking-maps We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or use this contact form to send us an email.

We Teach Languages Episode 3: The ACTFL Community Boards, a Methods Course, and Professional Development

In episode 3, Stacey talks about a recent thread on the ACTFL online community boards, her methods course, and some free online resources for professional development for language teachers. For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2017/04/16/we-teach-languages-episode-3-the-actfl-community-boards-a-methods-course-and-professional-development We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or use this contact form to send us an email.

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

In episode 2, 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. For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2017/03/31/we-teach-languages-episode-2-insights-on-teaching-and-researching-k-12-english-language-learners We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or use this contact form to send us an email.