We Teach Languages Episode 57: CLIC Resources, TalkAbroad, and Online Teaching with Florencia Henshaw

In episode 57, Stacey interviews Dr. Florencia Henshaw, Director of the Center for Language Instruction and Coordination (CLIC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Florencia discusses some of the resources CLIC has to offer teachers such as free online webinars, how the virtual exchange tool TalkAbroad is making a difference in Florencia’s program, and some of the ways that concepts from second language acquisition should be applied to online language teaching.

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Show Notes

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.

Dr. Florencia Henshaw holds a PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education and is a certified Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tester in Spanish and the author of two Spanish textbooks. She is also the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Language Instruction Award within the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. You can reach out to Florencia by email, or you can like CLIC on Facebook or follow the center on Pinterest.

Resources mentioned on the show…

…CLIC’s bank of classroom observation form 

…the archive of freely available webinars

TalkAbroad

 

 

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Episode 39 BONUS CONTENT

In episode 39, Stacey interviews Gabriele Dillmann, an associate professor of German at Denison University, a liberal arts college in Ohio. Gabriele is the director of the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s Shared Languages Program, a project that aims to address issues facing upper-level under-enrolled language courses as well as broadening the course offerings for lesser-taught languages.

You can find episode 39 here.

Listen below for the technology supplement BONUS CONTENT for episode 39:

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We Teach Languages Episode 39: The GLCA Shared Languages Program with Gabriele Dillmann

In episode 39, Stacey interviews Gabriele Dillmann, an associate professor of German at Denison University, a liberal arts college in Ohio. Gabriele is the director of the Great Lakes Colleges Association’s Shared Languages Program, a project that aims to address issues facing upper-level under-enrolled language courses as well as broadening the course offerings for lesser-taught languages.

This episode also includes BONUS content! After you listen to the episode, check out the show notes for an additional 10 minute clip about the technology that makes Gabriele’s innovative work possible.


Click here to listen to the BONUS content for this episode!!! 

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Show Notes

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.

Gabriele teaches German language, German, Swiss and Austrian literature and culture and special seminars on psychoanalytic theory in the Modern Languages Department at Denison University, a residential liberal arts college near Columbus, Ohio. Her scholarly interests are vested in how digital technologies shape how we learn and teach now and in the near future. Her more traditional scholarship is in the area of German Romanticism and psychoanalytic theory, specifically suicide studies. Last year, she was awarded the Robertson Endowed Chair at her institution for her work in teaching, service, and scholarship. In addition to her teaching and research, she is the creator and director of the Great Lakes Colleges Association Crossroads Shared Languages Program for GLCA’s 13 consortial institutions.

You can find Gabriele Dillmann on Twitter @gabidillmann, her professional page, or by email

You can find more information about the Shared Languages Program at this website

Click here to listen to the BONUS content for this episode!!! 

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We Teach Languages Episode 9: Performance Assessment in a Fully Online College Spanish Course with Claire Knowles

In episode 9 of We Teach Languages, Stacey talks with Claire Knowles about teaching college Spanish in a fully online, asynchronous format. Claire tells us about how she uses performance assessments instead of tests to assess learning and how she elicits feedback and reflection from students in every unit.

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Show Notes

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.

Scholars and research mentioned on the show:

Dr. Claire Knowles’ Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/clairelknowles

The textbook, Ritmos, that Claire uses: http://www.los-ritmos.com/home/orgins/

If you have questions about performance assessments in the language classroom, here are a few links to get you started:

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/LinguaFolio/6.0

http://carla.umn.edu/assessment/vac/CreateUnit/p_2.html

https://www.actfl.org/publications/books-and-brochures/the-keys-assessing-language-performance

https://www.actfl.org/publications/books-and-brochures/implementing-integrated-performance-assessment

 

A photobooth picture Claire and I took at ACTFL 2015, just for fun! 507