we teach languages - podcast transcripts


We Teach Languages is a 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, produces a 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 this episode, four language educators discuss how to create positive relationship with students in online and hybrid environments.

In this episode, Dr. Stephanie Madison and Dr. Nelson Flores discuss the intersections of language and race in a bilingual education context.

In this episode, Stacey interviews Dr. Priscilla Layne about the language and literature of immigrant and Black German communities.

In episode 143, Stacey invites Regina O’Neal, to discuss concrete ways she highlights Black culture and communities in her Spanish classroom.

In this episode, Dorie Conlon Perugini interviews Dr. Jonathan Rosa about his work exploring race, language, and education.

In this episode, Dr. Vijay Ramjattan talks about how racialized international teaching assistants communicate in their second language.

In this episode (rerun), Stacey talks with Claire Knowles about teaching college Spanish in a fully online, asynchronous format.

In this episode, Angélica Amezcua discusses how instruction affects heritage language learners’ motivation to maintain their language.

In this episode, Stacey and Matthew Griffin, talk about how and why we should point out and celebrate different varieties of the languages.

In this episode, Stacey and Dr. Stephanie Madison discuss why IPAs work and how to make them even more practical.