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

In episode 8 of We Teach Languages, Stacey talks with elementary Spanish teacher 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 about her forthcoming book co-edited/co-written with two of my favorite authors, Manuela Wagner and Michael Byram.

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Show Notes

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Scholars and research mentioned on the show:

Dorie Conlin Perugini’s website: http://www.aglobalclassroom.com/about/ 

and her Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/doriecp

Dorie’s forthcoming book: Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range
From Theory to Practice (Multilingual Matters, 2017) http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?K=9781783098897

NNELL Summer Institute: http://nnell.org/summer-institute-2017/

The blog post Dorie mentioned on the show that has a great list of world language blogs to follow: http://musicuentos.com/2017/02/watch-these-17/

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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, an assistant professor of Chinese at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire,  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.


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Show Notes

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Scholars and research mentioned on the show:

Kaishan Kong’s website http://kaishankong.weebly.com/ and faculty page http://www.uwec.edu/academics/college-arts-sciences/departments-programs/languages/about/faculty-staff/

ACTFL Standards and the 3 Ps of culture: https://www.actfl.org/publications/all/world-readiness-standards-learning-languages

CARLA http://carla.umn.edu/

Startalk https://startalk.umd.edu/public/

 

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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, who teach Italian and German at Vanderbilt University, about the process they undertake when they research and write about pedagogy.

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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:

Jessica:

https://as.vanderbilt.edu/french-italian/faculty/jessica-greenfield/\

on Twitter @jtng2011

Vivian:

https://as.vanderbilt.edu/german/bio/vivian-finch

on Twitter @vivianfinch

Teaching guide for authentic resources: https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/authentic-resources/

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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

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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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