Professionals in Education Advancing Research and Language Learning
A Title VI Language Resource Center
We Teach Languages
a podcast about language teaching from the diverse perspectives of teachers
We Teach Languages is a weekly podcast series produced by Stacey Johnson (Vanderbilt University) in partnership with PEARLL. Through interviews and conversations teachers explore the question, “What does excellent language teaching look like?” Supported by a team of volunteers, We Teach Languages, in addition to new episodes released every Fridays, produces a weekly newsletter, episode guides and other professional learning resources. Through the PEARLL partnership every episode is transcribed with transcripts. Future work will include aligning episode content to indicators of the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Framework.
In episode 126, Dr. Claire Knowles, whom you might remember from episodes 9, 88, 89, or 100, returns to the podcast with a list of questions from the teachers in her language teaching methods course. Claire and Stacey sat down during a break in the action at the 2019 ACTFL Convention to talk about how Stacey ended up obsessed with language teaching and producing a podcast, along with questions about how to use authentic resources with novices, how to teach without any technology at all, and how to connect with students when they feel unsafe at school. Stacey wants to warn everyone that this episode is way too long to actually listen to–almost 2 hours!!! Check out the show notes to see what questions Stacey and Claire discussed and what resources they mentioned; then you can fast-forward straight to the good stuff. https://weteachlang.com/2019/11/29/episode-126-claire-knowles-stacey-margarita-johnson/
In episode 125, Melanie Forehand interviews Dr. Peter Ecke, Professor of Second Language Acquisition and German at the University of Arizona. Peter has published extensively on many topics in second language acquisition and language education, including study abroad. They discuss the benefits and challenges of short-term study abroad and resources for getting started with study abroad research. https://weteachlang.com/2019/11/22/125-with-peter-ecke/