We Teach Languages Episode 28: Teaching Vocabulary for Acquisition with Joe Barcroft, Part I

In ep 28, Stacey interviews Joe Barcroft, a professor and researcher specializing in vocabulary acquisition. His articles appear in journals such as Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning, The Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, and others. In this interview, we discuss his ten principles for vocabulary acquisition from his book Input-Based Incremental Vocabulary (2012, TESOL International Association).

This episode contains Part I of our conversation, and next week, episode 29 will be Part II. 

https://weteachlang.com/2017/11/17/ep-2-vocabulary-with-joe-barcroft-part-i

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We Teach Languages Episode 27: Teaching Intercultural Communicative Competence Across the Age Range with Manuela Wagner

In ep 26, Stacey talks with Manuela Wagner all about her new book, Teaching Intercultural Communicative Competence Across the Age Range: From Theory to Practice (Multilingual Matters, 2017) co-edited with Michael Byram and Dorie Conlon Perugini. Manuela describes how this collaborative, practice-oriented work came to be and how it might be useful for teachers. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/11/10/ep-27-teaching-intercultural-communicative-competence-with-manuela-wagner

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We Teach Languages Episode 26: Teaching Communicative Latin and Maintaining your own Language with Justin Slocum Bailey

In ep 26, Stacey talks with Justin Slocum Bailey about his work as a teacher, consultant, and teacher developer. Justin discusses teaching Latin communicatively, and then answers a listener question about how how teachers can maintain their own proficiency in the language they teach.  

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/11/03/episode-26-teaching-communicative-latin-and-maintaining-your-own-language-with-justin-slocum-bailey

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We Teach Languages Episode 25: Responding to a Listener Comment on Tests

In ep 25, Stacey responds to a comment from a listener about whether tests have any place in the language classroom. Stacey recalls some previous interviews in which tests were discussed, and gives two examples of how tests might be applied effectively to help students interpret and retrieve language. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/10/27/ep-25-listener-comment-on-tests

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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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