We Teach Languages Episode 55: L2 Writing Instruction and Corrective Feedback with Heather Willis Allen

In episode 55, Stacey learns about designing instruction that promotes L2 writing development from Dr. Heather Willis Allen, associate professor of French at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Heather is an accomplished teacher and researcher, co-author of a 2016 book on multiliteracies along with Kate Paesani and Beatrice Dupuy, and brings a research-informed perspective to topics such as how to provide written corrective feedback and how to scaffold assignments to help students avoid common writing pitfalls.

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Show Notes

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You can learn more about Heather Willis Allen on her faculty page and can access many of her publications here.

You might remember Heather’s co-author Dr. Kate Paesani from Episode 49: Multiliteracies and CARLA Resources for Teachers with Kate Paesani

Some resources mentioned on the show…

…The Foreign Language Annals article Students’ and Instructors’ Perceived Value of Language and Content Curricular Goals by Nicole Mills & Samuel T. Moulton

The Undergraduate Spanish Major Curriculum: Faculty, Alumni, and Student Perceptions by Tammy Jandrey Hertel & Abby Dings

Hiram Maxim’s professional website where you can find quite a few PDFs of publications, including one paper on textual borrowing

 

Just as an aside, here is a resource on student writing that I really enjoyed and that presents another perspective. If you liked this episode, you might also enjoy this post from Senor Fernie: https://senorfernie.wordpress.com/2018/05/10/editing-final-projects-an-exercise-in-giving-up-micromanagement-part-1/

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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 at the University of Southern Mississippi 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.

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Show Notes

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Scholars and resources mentioned on the show:

Laurel’s faculty page: https://www.usm.edu/foreign-languages-literatures/faculty/laurel-abreu

Laurel on Twitter: @doctorlaurel

The paper Laurel discussed on the show: Abreu, L. (2016), Awareness of Racial Diversity in the Spanish-Speaking World Among L2 Spanish Speakers. Foreign Language Annals, 49: 180–190. doi:10.1111/flan.12179  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/flan.12179/abstract

Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paolo Freire

Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks

Adult Learning in the Language Classroom by Stacey Margarita Johnson

Words and Actions: Teaching Languages through the Lens of Social Justice by Cassandra Glynn, Pamela Wesely, and Beth Wassell

Race, Culture, and Identities in Second Language Education: Exploring Critically Engaged Practice by Ryuko Kubota and Angel M.Y. Lin

Episode 7 of this podcast about evolving as a teacher with Qinqin Zan

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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 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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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

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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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