We Teach Languages Episode 114: Blended Learning and Inquiry Projects with Kristin Kvasnyuk

In ep 114, Maris Hawkins interviews her former colleague and friend, Kristin Kvasnyuk about teaching in a blended format and about student inquiry projects. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/08/30/114-with-kristin-kvasnyuk/

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We Teach Languages Episode 113: Mind, Body, and Voice Skills with Justin Slocum Bailey

In ep 113, Janina Hanson interviews Justin Slocum Bailey about the content of his recent workshop for language teachers: Mind, Body, and Voice Skills. Among other topics, Janina and Justin discuss the value of silence in the classroom and of paying attention to our minds and bodies.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/08/23/113-with-justin-slocum-bailey/

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We Teach Languages Episode 112: Teaching Listening with Gianfranco Conti, Part II

In ep 112, Stacey talks with Gianfranco Conti in the second part of a two-part interview. Gianfranco discusses how anxiety and failure affect language learning, and goes into more detail about his system for organizing a listening lesson. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/08/16/112-with-gianfranco-conti-part-ii/

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We Teach Languages Episode 111: Teaching Listening with Gianfranco Conti, Part I

In ep 111, Stacey interviews Gianfranco Conti about how to teach students to listen well. In this first part of a two-part series with Gianfranco, he discusses how bottom-up processing works, how typical listening activities overwhelm students, why interpersonal listening is best for students, and how teachers can use their expertise and instincts to nurture student listening. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/08/09/111-with-gianfranco-conti-part-i/

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We Teach Languages Episode 41 (rerun): Vocabulary Lists with Kara Parker & AC Quintero

In the month of July, we are re-running some of our favorite episodes from the first year of the podcast. In this rerun of episode 41, Stacey does a bit of digging to learn about different ways teachers conceptualize and make use of vocab lists. Kara Parker, a teacher trainer and consultant in Florida, and Alicia Quintero, a high school teacher in Illinois, both contribute to this discussion about how to make vocab lists useful for learning. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/07/19/41-rerun-with-kara-parker-ac-quintero

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We Teach Languages Episode 29 (rerun): Teaching Vocabulary for Acquisition with Joe Barcroft, Part II

In the month of July, we are re-running some of our favorite episodes from the first year of the podcast. In this rerun of episode 29, 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 Instruction (2012, TESOL International Association).

This episode contains Part II of our conversation. Part I can be found in episode 28. 

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/06/30/29-rerun-with-joe-barcroft-part-ii/

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

In the month of July, we are re-running some of our favorite episodes from the first year of the podcast. In this rerun of episode 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. Look for Part II in episode 29 out today as well! 

https://weteachlang.com/2019/07/12/28-rerun-with-joe-barcroft-part-i/

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

This week, we're replaying one of our favorite episodes from last summer, episode 58 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/2019/03/07/ep-58-rerun-with-steve-smith

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We Teach Languages Episode 87: A Novice Descriptions Unit with Heather Sherrow

Stacey interviews Heather Sherrow about the novice-level unit on descriptions that she developed called Soy Yo: Bringing Life, Purpose, and Meaning to Your Novice Descriptions Unit. This unit tackles stereotypes, celebrates differences, and encourages students to be themselves using songs, memes, commercials, tweets, infographics, and other authentic resources. Heather has presented this unit at several conferences including this past November at ACTFL and has generously shared all of her resources online.

For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2019/01/11/ep-87-with-heather-sherrow/

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