We Teach Languages Episode 19: Finding your Professional Community and Staying in the Target Language with Caleb Howard

In episode 19, Stacey talks with Caleb Howard about the impact professional development has made in his teaching career and teaching practice. After attending his first ACTFL convention in 2012, Caleb reevaluated his target language use with his early language learners and started a blog to help others use 90%+ target language in the classroom..

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/09/08/we-teach-languages-episode-19-finding-your-professional-community-and-staying-in-the-target-language-with-caleb-howard

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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 https://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 17: Making Research More Accessible to Teachers with Gianfranco Conti, Part II

Stacey wraps up her conversation with Gianfranco Conti, a well-known MFL (Modern Foreign Language) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher and teacher developer. We talk about a few of Gianfranco's tips for how to maximize student learning and focus on long-term progress.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/08/25/we-teach-languages-episode-17-making-research-more-accessible-to-teachers-with-gianfranco-conti-part-ii

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We Teach Languages Episode 16: Making Research More Accessible to Teachers with Gianfranco Conti, Part I

In episode 16, Stacey interviews Gianfranco Conti, a well-known MFL (Modern Foreign Language) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher and teacher developer. He has taught languages all over Europe and in Malaysia, and has a deep knowledge of both research and practice. In his blog, Gianfranco synthesizes research on language teaching and learning to make it more accessible to teachers. We talk about useless things language teachers do (e.g. error correction) and ways to improve student learning (e.g. recycle, recycle, recycle).

This episode contains Part I of our conversation, and next week, episode 17 will be Part II. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/08/18/we-teach-languages-episode-16-making-research-more-accessible-to-teachers-with-gianfranco-conti-part-i

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We Teach Languages Episode 12: Teaching Racial Diversity and Growing as a Teacher with Laurel Abreu

In episode 12 of We Teach Languages, Stacey interviews Laurel Abreu about a class she teaches that explores racial and linguistic diversity in Spanish, about a 2016 paper she wrote on teaching racial diversity, and about her own journey to grow as a teacher and become more aware of difference.   

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/07/21/episode-12-teaching-racial-diversity-and-growing-as-a-teacher-with-laurel-abreu

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We Teach Languages Episode 11: Listener Questions about Culture Instruction

In episode 11 of We Teach Languages, Stacey answers a couple of listener questions about teaching culture. 1) Should I teach culture in students' native language or in the target language? 2) What is the best way to assess students' knowledge of culture? 

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We Teach Languages Episode 10: Experiential Learning in Francophone Communities in the US with Brian Barnett

In episode 10, Stacey talks with C. Brian Barnett about his experiential learning course that centers on francophone communities in the U.S. In addition to learning language and culture, students engage in structured reflection to make sense of those experiences and, in the process, become deeply connected to US language communities. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/06/23/ep010

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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. For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/06/17/we-teach-languages-episode-9-performance-assessment-in-a-fully-online-college-spanish-course 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.