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 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 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 8: Building Classroom Practices and Intercultural Competence in Early Language Learning with Dorie Conlon Perugini

In episode 8, Stacey talks with Dorie Conlon Perugini about the opportunities she's had to develop her own practice, to share classroom practices with others, and to support early language learners as they develop intercultural competence. We also get to learn all about her forthcoming book co-edited/co-written with Manuela Wagner and Michael Byram. For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/06/09/we-teach-languages-episode-8-sharing-classroom-practices-and-intercultural-competence-in-early-language-learning 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.

We Teach Languages Episode 6: Integrating Culture and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in the US with Kaishan Kong

In episode 6 of We Teach Languages, Stacey talks with Kaishan Kong about what excellent language teaching looks like, how to integrate language and culture instruction, and teaching Chinese as a foreign language in the United States. For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/05/26/we-teach-languages-episode-6-integrating-culture-and-teaching-chinese-as-a-foreign-language-in-the-us 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.

We Teach Languages Episode 5: Researching, Writing, and Communicating Pedagogy with Vivian Finch and Jessica Greenfield

In episode 5 of We Teach Languages, Stacey talks with Jessica Greenfield and Vivian Finch about the process they undertake when they research and write about pedagogy. For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/04/28/we-teach-languages-episode-5-researching-writing-and-communicating-pedagogy 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.

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, her methods course, and some free online resources for professional development for language teachers. For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2017/04/16/we-teach-languages-episode-3-the-actfl-community-boards-a-methods-course-and-professional-development 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.