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Welcome to the Adventures in Language podcast series. We talk: language teaching, language learning and linguistics. From grammar learning tips and tricks to teacher hacks and the science behind language learning.

Adventures in Language Mango Languages

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Welcome to the Adventures in Language podcast series. We talk: language teaching, language learning and linguistics. From grammar learning tips and tricks to teacher hacks and the science behind language learning.

    How Language Works | How Semantics Works

    How Language Works | How Semantics Works

    Words words words. How do they get their meaning? That’s what semantics is all about! In this short episode, led by your friendly neighborhood linguist Emily (PhD), you’ll learn the 5 things you need to know about semantics. Listen and discover how the relationship between words and their meanings is oddly similar to the the relationship between money and its value. Enjoy!

    Take our Semantics Quiz: https://mangosurvey.typeform.com/to/mqfj7HpC

    Looking for more? Check out our related content:
    How Morphology Works https://www.buzzsprout.com/1818324/10949576
    Morphology Quiz: https://mangosurvey.typeform.com/to/mqfj7HpC

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    #semantics #semantics101 #whatissemantics #wordmeaning #linguistics #mangolanguages #howlanguageworks

    Meet your guide/host! Emily Sabo (PhD, University of Michigan) is a linguist at Mango who specializes in the social and cognitive factors that impact bilingual language processing. Emily is also a language teacher, a producer of the We Are What We Speak docuseries, and get this... a storytelling standup comedian!

    • 7 min
    Teaching Languages Today | What is the Seal of Bilitercy? (feat. Arthur Chou and Nicole Rybak)

    Teaching Languages Today | What is the Seal of Bilitercy? (feat. Arthur Chou and Nicole Rybak)

    What is the Seal of Biliteracy, and how can K-12 students get it? In this episode, your host Emily Sabo (linguist, PhD) gets the answers to key questions about what World Language educators simply call ‘“the Seal.” Be a fly on the wall in this fun and informative conversation that features two very special guests: Arthur Chou (one of the Seal’s founding fathers) and Nicole Rybak (a student who actually graduated with the Seal). Enjoy!
    If you enjoyed the episode, subscribe to the show and leave us a comment or review! 
    Seal of Biliteracy website: https://sealofbiliteracy.org/ 
    Connect with Arthur at info@sealofbiliteracy.org 
    Connect with Nicole at https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-rybak/  
    What to listen to next? Listen to our episode on how to access ESSER funding  https://www.buzzsprout.com/1818324/10822127

    Click here to access the recap we put together on the 8 things to know about the Seal of Biliteracy:  https://info.mangolanguages.com/hubfs/Downloadable/K12%20Gated%20Content/SealofBiliteracy_GatedContent.pdf
    #languageteaching #worldlanguages #mangolanguages #languagelearning #SoBi #SealofBiliteracy #ESL #bilingualism #multilingualism

    • 31 min
    Science Behind Language Learning | How Does Your Mind Help You Learn a Second Language?

    Science Behind Language Learning | How Does Your Mind Help You Learn a Second Language?

    What is it about the minds of good language learners that make them so successful? In our latest episode, Kaitlyn Tagarelli (Linguist, PhD) discusses four critical cognitive abilities that help explain individual differences in language learning achievement.
    If you want to learn more about the scientific research consulted for this episode, and how Mango guides learners, take a look at our blog post where you can find more about the scientific research underlying this episode: https://blog.mangolanguages.com/how-does-your-mind-help-you-learn-a-second-language
    Check out the other podcasts mentioned in this episode here :
    Learners as Individuals: Are some people just good at learning new languages?What are the Benefits of Being Bilingual?Can You Learn a Language Without Trying?If you liked this episode, please let us know by following the podcast and leaving us a review! We also invite you to check out our website at: https://mangolanguages.com/ and follow us on social media @MangoLanguages. And remember – language is an adventure. Enjoy the ride!
    Wondering what languages were used in today’s episode? 
    English | Recording language
    Haitian Creole  |  Bonjou (bon-zhoo) and Na wè pita (nah weh pee-tah) mean “Hello” and “See you later!”
    Cantonese |  你好 (nei5 hou2) and  拜拜 (baai1 baai3) mean “Hello” and “Bye-bye!”
    Interested in learning Haitian Creole, Cantonese, or one of the other 70+ languages that the Mango app offers? Click here to start learning! https://mangolanguages.com/app
    Kaitlyn Tagarelli (Ph.D., Georgetown University) is a linguist and the Head of Research at Mango Languages. She holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University, specializing in how the mind and brain learn languages. Aside from geeking out about all things neuroscience and linguistics, she loves hanging out with her family at their Connecticut home, trying to convince them to speak French with her.
    George Smith (Ph.D., University of Hawai‛i at Mānoa) is the Linguistics Content Writer at Mango Languages. He holds a Ph.D. in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawai‛i at Mānoa, and conducts research on second language listening, speaking, and vocabulary learning. He is a lifelong teacher and learner who enjoys gabbing about language with his family and friends.
    #languageteaching #languageEd #languagelearning #languagelearners  #secondlanguageacquisition #SLA  #individualdifferences #workingmemory #cognitiveabilities

    • 12 min
    Teaching Languages Today | How to Let Go of Control in the Classroom (feat. Susana Matos-Kruck)

    Teaching Languages Today | How to Let Go of Control in the Classroom (feat. Susana Matos-Kruck)

    We all know it. When teaching a language, active learning strategies are far more effective for our students than passive ones. So why do we so often find ourselves in a passive classroom rut?! The answer has to do with control. And it turns out, the fix is a LOT simpler than you might think! In this episode, your host Emily Sabo (linguist, PhD) sits down with Susana Matos-Kruck, a former teacher and principal from New Jersey who now runs an educational consulting firm (Up the Bar) for schools looking to improve their approaches to language acquisition. Get ready - because this episode is full of fun, new activities to try with your students, and it’ll leave you thinking about active learning in a whole new way! 
    If you enjoyed the episode, subscribe to the show and leave us a comment or review! 
    #languageteaching #worldlanguages #mangolanguages #languagelearning 
    Teaching languages today is as exciting as it is challenging! That’s why we here at Mango Languages created “Teaching Languages Today”, a conversational podcast for world language educators that gets to the bottom of what’s working – and what’s not. Listen in for the problems fellow teachers are facing, learn what solutions they’ve found – and get some much-needed self-care reminders of why you fell in love with language teaching to begin with. Your host for the show is language teacher and linguistics researcher Emily Sabo (PhD). In each episode, we’ll learn to see World Language Ed through a new lens, by sitting down with an all-star lineup of teachers, administrators, and students. It’s our hope that the stories you hear in “Teaching Languages Today” will get you thinking – and feeling – differently about what you do in the classroom.

    • 16 min
    How Language Works | How Morphology Works

    How Language Works | How Morphology Works

    Sentences are made up of words. But what are words made up of? In this episode we’re breaking words down by talking about something called morphology. In this short episode led by your trusty language guide Emily (linguist, PhD), you’ll learn the 6 things you need to know about morphology. For example you’ll get a quick understanding of what morphology is, the different kinds of morphemes that exist, and why the ‘ing’ in ‘king’ isn’t the same as the ‘ing’ in ‘traveling.’

    Test your knowledge and take our free quiz! https://mangosurvey.typeform.com/to/ZBHRcjRM
    Or learn more about this subject at: https://blog.mangolanguages.com/how-morphology-works

    Come join the Mango family by subscribing to the podcast!

    #morphology 101 #whatismorphology #morphology #linguistics #mangolanguages #howlanguageworks 

    Meet your guide/host! Emily Sabo (PhD, University of Michigan) is a linguist at Mango who specializes in the social and cognitive factors that impact bilingual language processing. Emily is also a language teacher, a producer of the We Are What We Speak docuseries, and get this...a storytelling standup comedian!

    • 10 min
    Teaching Languages Today | Discovering Languages Programs (feat. Tracye Thomas)

    Teaching Languages Today | Discovering Languages Programs (feat. Tracye Thomas)

    When faced with selecting which World Language to study, many high school students end up shrugging and choosing the most popular language track by default. But what if they knew which language really called to them? Enter the “Discovering Languages” program, an exploratory primer course for junior high students! In this episode, our host Emily (linguist, PhD) sits down with Tracye Thomas, Language Acquisition Coordinator at Brazosport Independent School District (Texas). Listen to learn everything you need to know about what a “Discovering Languages” program is, whether it’s right for your district, and 4 tips for bringing this innovative program to life at your school! All of that and more in this episode of Teaching Languages Today!
    If you enjoyed the episode, subscribe to the podcast or leave us a review!
    #languageteaching #worldlanguages #mangolanguages #languagelearning 

    Teaching languages today is as exciting as it is challenging! That’s why we here at Mango Languages created “Teaching Languages Today”, a conversational podcast for world language educators that gets to the bottom of what’s working – and what’s not. Listen in for the problems fellow teachers are facing, learn what solutions they’ve found – and get some much-needed self-care reminders of why you fell in love with language teaching to begin with. Your host for the show is language teacher and linguistics researcher Emily Sabo (PhD). In each episode, we’ll learn to see World Language Ed through a new lens, by sitting down with an all-star lineup of teachers, administrators, and students. It’s our hope that the stories you hear in “Teaching Languages Today” will get you thinking – and feeling – differently about what you do in the classroom.

    • 16 min

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