We Teach Languages Episode 56: How to Write Comprehensible Texts with Martina Bex

In ep 56, Stacey talks with Martina Bex, whom many listeners might recognize from her blog, the Comprehensible Classroom. Martina tells us about her journey of figuring out what works best for her and her students and outlines how teachers can write comprehensible texts for their students. If you want to create your own level-appropriate written and oral L2 texts in order to bring in culture or current events as content, this episode will get you started.  

For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2018/06/08/ep-56-martina-bex

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We Teach Languages Episode 51: Developing as a Professional and Presenting at Conferences with Erin Carlson

In ep 51, Stacey interviewed Erin Carlson at the SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching) annual conference in March. They talk about why Erin is so passionate about professional development, and how she got started presenting at conferences. Erin also shares some of her standing-room-only SCOLT presentation called The Big Three: 3 Daily Activities to Get your Kids Reading, Writing and Speaking in the TL on a Daily Basis.

For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2018/05/04/ep-51-with-erin-carlson

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We Teach Languages Episode 45: Thematic Units and Social Justice with Anneke Oppewal and Jennifer Wooten

In ep 45, Stacey talks with Anneke Oppewal, a middle school teacher in North Carolina, and Jennifer Wooten, a college instructor in Florida, about how they have transformed units on food and housing by focusing on questions accessible to novice and intermediate students. Anneke and Jen share specific examples from their own teaching--lessons and units they have built over time through collaboration and experimentation. 

For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2018/03/23/ep-45-with-anneke-oppewal-and-jennifer-wooten

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

In ep 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 http://weteachlang.com/2018/02/23/ep-41-with-kara-parker-alicia-quintero

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We Teach Languages Episode 38: Phonetics, Phonology, and Teaching Pronunciation with Gillian Lord

In ep 38, Stacey talks with Gillian Lord, professor and chair of the Department of  Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Florida, about her work researching and teaching pronunciation. 

For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2018/02/02/ep-38-with-gillian-lord

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We Teach Languages Episode 34: Assessments, Affect, and Proficiency Goals with Raul Rosales

In ep 34, Danielle Dorvil interviews Professor Raul Rosales Herrera, Associate Professor of Spanish at Drew University. Raul discusses his perspective on excellent language teaching and the goals he and his institution have set for students.  

For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2018/01/05/ep-34-with-raul-rosales

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We Teach Languages Episode 21: Cross-curricular Innovations in a Liberal Arts Language Department with Sebastiaan Faber

In ep 21, Stacey interviews Sebastiaan Faber, Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies at Oberlin College, about the some of the cross-curricular innovations in his department including languages across the curriculum, team teaching with faculty from other departments, and incorporating campus resources into the classroom experience. 

For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2017/09/22/episode-21-cross-curricular-innovations-with-sebastiaan-faber

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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 http://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 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. For links and show notes, visit http://weteachlang.com/2017/08/11/we-teach-languages-episode-15-the-voczes-podcast-with-elizabeth-lake-and-stephanie-hernandez

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