We Teach Languages Episode 65: Preparing Students for Tests with Savas Savides and Dongbing Zhang

In ep 65, Stacey brings in several guests to discuss preparing students to take those big, standardized tests that students around the world take to certify their language ability, a practice that comes some benefits but also some challenges. We will revisit some previous episodes, and hear from two guests that are new to the podcast, Savas Savides, an educational consultant in Greece, and Dongbing Zhang, a PhD student in Australia who has also taught English in China.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2018/08/10/ep-65-with-savas-savides-and-dongbing-zhang

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We Teach Languages Episode 49: Multiliteracies and CARLA Resources for Teachers with Kate Paesani

In ep 49, Stacey is joined by Dr. Kate Paesani, the Director of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA). Kate tells us about the wealth of resources CARLA can offer teachers. She also discusses her research on multiliteracies, a framework that allows learners to engage with authentic texts in multiple ways. 

For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2018/04/20/ep-49-with-kate-paesani

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We Teach Languages Episode 18: Technology, Performance, and a Proficiency-Oriented Curriculum with Catherine Ousselin

In episode 18, Stacey interviews Catherine Ousselin, a French teacher from Washington state who holds the distinction of being the 2017 Pacific NW Council for Languages Teacher of the Year.  She is also a finalist for the ACTFL Teacher of the Year honor for 2018 and an avid technologist. Catherine discusses specific technologies and classroom practices that she employs in her classroom, including some specific examples of tasks and performance assessments that motivate students to develop proficiency in French.

For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2017/09/01/we-teach-languages-episode-18-technology-performance-and-a-proficiency-oriented-curriculum-with-catherine-ousselin

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We Teach Languages Episode 15: The Voc/zes podcast with Liz Lake and Stephanie Hernandez

In episode 15, Stacey turns the microphone around on Liz Lake and Stephanie Hernandez, two faculty members in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Minnesota who started a podcast in order to provide their students with meaningful, authentic listening opportunities. They discuss their work and invite listeners to use their podcast episodes in their own classrooms. For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2017/08/11/we-teach-languages-episode-15-the-voczes-podcast-with-elizabeth-lake-and-stephanie-hernandez

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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 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.