We Teach Languages Episode 33: 2017 Year End Wrap Up

In episode 33, Stacey talks about how the podcast grew in 2017, some of the themes and highlights from the year, and how listeners can get involved as guests and contributors in 2018.

 

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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, on Facebook, or use this contact form to send us an email.

You can find past episodes here.

 

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We Teach Languages Episode 15: The Voc/zes podcast with Liz Lake and Stephanie Hernandez

In episode 15, Stacey turns the microphone around on Liz Lake and Stephanie Hernandez, two faculty members in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Minnesota who started a podcast in order to provide their students with meaningful, authentic listening opportunities. They discuss their work and invite listeners to use their podcast episodes in their own classrooms.

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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 resources mentioned on the show:

The podcast Liza and Stephanie created: Voc/zes  https://soundcloud.com/user-749661530

More about the Voc/zes podcast https://cla.umn.edu/spanish-portuguese/news-events/story/voczes-minneapolis

On Twitter: @umnvoces

Liz Lake’s Faculty Profile: https://cla.umn.edu/about/directory/profile/lake0030

Stephanie Hernandez’s Faculty Profile: https://cla.umn.edu/about/directory/profile/ande2901

Podcasts Liz and Stephanie listen to:

WTF http://www.wtfpod.com/

Serial https://serialpodcast.org/

Radio Ambulante http://radioambulante.org/en/

Latino USA http://latinousa.org/

Alt Latino http://www.npr.org/sections/altlatino/

 

 

 

We Teach Languages Episode 3: The ACTFL Community Boards, a Methods Course, and Professional Development

In episode 3, Stacey talks about a recent thread on the ACTFL online community boards and her approach to selecting readings for her language teaching methods course. She also shares some free online resources for professional development for language teachers.

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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:

The thread Stacey mentioned about pedagogy course textbooks in the Teacher Development SIG forum on the ACTFL Community Boards: http://community.actfl.org/home

Leading Lines episode with Bill VanPatten and Lee Forester on language materialsEdTech podcast episode about language teachers and digital textbooks

The learner.org K-12 FL teacher workshop videos: http://www.learner.org/resources/series201.html

UT Austin OER Methods course: https://coerll.utexas.edu/methods/

Modern Language journal article by Brown Mitchell and Ellington Vidal: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/0026-7902.00095/abstract

Kumaravadivelu’s book Beyond methods: http://www.bkumaravadivelu.com/beyondMethods.html

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EdTech podcast episode about language teachers and digital textbooks

Episode 5 of the EdTech podcast Leading Lines is a must-listen for language teachers!

This episode features an interview with Lee Forester, Professor of German at Hope College, and Bill VanPatten, Professor of Spanish and Second Language Studies at Michigan State University. In the summer of 2016,Stacey Margarita Johnson, Assistant Director for Educational Technology at the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching, sat down with Forester and VanPatten at the AATSP conference. Both faculty members have developed online learning materials, including textbooks, for language instruction, and Stacey’s conversation with the two professors and textbook developers explored ways to use digital textbooks and publisher-provided learning platforms, as well as some compelling reasons to ditch the textbook.

As a companion to this podcast episode, Stacey created a new teaching guide on working with publisher-provided online platforms. The guide features more audio from Lee Forester and Bill VanPatten, as well as several other language instructors Stacey recently interviewed.