We Teach Languages Episode 58: Principles of Outstanding Language Teaching with Steve Smith

In ep 58, Steve Smith discusses principles for language instruction that will help teachers navigate the complexity of the current post-methods era. Between book/blog writing, academic study, and classroom teaching, Steve is a perennial source of useful information for language teachers. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2018/06/22/ep-58-with-steve-smith

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

In ep 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 second language acquisition ideas should be applied to online language teaching.  

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2018/06/15/ep-57-with-florencia-henshaw

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We Teach Languages Episode 56: How to Write Comprehensible Texts with Martina Bex

In ep 56, Stacey talks with Martina Bex, whom many listeners might recognize from her blog, the Comprehensible Classroom. Martina tells us about her journey of figuring out what works best for her and her students and outlines how teachers can write comprehensible texts for their students. If you want to create your own level-appropriate written and oral L2 texts in order to bring in culture or current events as content, this episode will get you started.  

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2018/06/08/ep-56-martina-bex

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We Teach Languages Episode 55: L2 Writing Instruction and Corrective Feedback with Heather Willis Allen

In ep 55, Stacey learns about designing and assessing L2 writing assignments from Dr. Heather Willis Allen, associate professor of French at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Heather is an accomplished teacher and researcher, co-author of a 2016 book on multiliteracies along with Kate Paesani and Beatrice Dupuy, and brings a research-informed perspective to topics such as how to provide written corrective feedback and how to scaffold assignments to help students avoid common writing pitfalls. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2018/06/01/ep-55-with-heather-willis-allen

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We Teach Languages Episode 54: Keeping Pace with How Students and Methods are Changing with Mei Zhou

In ep 54, Sichen Wan interviews an EFL teacher that was influential in her own study of English, Mei Zhou. Mei teaches at a languages-focused high school in Chengdu, China and has been teaching for 18 years. In their conversation, Sichen asks Mei about what excellent language teaching looks like and Mei provides some great advice for new language teachers. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2018/05/25/ep-54-with-mei-zhou

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We Teach Languages Episode 52: Story Listening and Efficient Acquisition with Beniko Mason

In ep 52, Dr. Beniko Mason joins the podcast to talk to Stacey about Story Listening and the most efficient way for learners to acquire language. In her four decades of teaching and researching, Dr. Mason has produced both impressive research as well as impressive results for her students. Be sure to check out the show notes to find links to her publications and current projects. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2018/05/11/ep-52-with-beniko-mason

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We Teach Languages Episode 51: Developing as a Professional and Presenting at Conferences with Erin Carlson

In ep 51, Stacey interviewed Erin Carlson at the SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching) annual conference in March. They talk about why Erin is so passionate about professional development, and how she got started presenting at conferences. Erin also shares some of her standing-room-only SCOLT presentation called The Big Three: 3 Daily Activities to Get your Kids Reading, Writing and Speaking in the TL on a Daily Basis.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2018/05/04/ep-51-with-erin-carlson

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