48 episodes

a podcast about language teaching from diverse perspectives

We Teach Languages Stacey Margarita Johnson

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 67 Ratings

a podcast about language teaching from diverse perspectives

    We Teach Languages Episode 145: Bilingual Learners’ Language Practices with Nelson Flores

    We Teach Languages Episode 145: Bilingual Learners’ Language Practices with Nelson Flores

    In ep 145, Dr. Stephanie Madison interviews Dr. Nelson Flores, Associate Professor of Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Nelson in particular looks at the intersections of language and race in a bilingual education context. In this interview, Nelson describes the harm that racialized students experience as a result of policies and common practices in bilingual education and breaks down some of the historical context for the current state of English language education in the US. He also discusses issues in heritage language education by unpacking some of expectations placed on Latinx heritage speakers in Spanish language classrooms.
    For links and show notes, visit https://wp.me/p88mlO-c8w
    We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or leave a comment at weteachlang.com.

    We Teach Languages Episode 144: Turkish German, Immigrant Authors, and Afrofuturism in Germany with Priscilla Layne

    We Teach Languages Episode 144: Turkish German, Immigrant Authors, and Afrofuturism in Germany with Priscilla Layne

    In ep 144, Stacey interviews Dr. Priscilla Layne about her teaching and research, both of which include the language and literature of immigrant and Black German communities. Priscilla describes how her background influences the way she interacts with and teaches texts and how that might be applicable in language classrooms. She also talks about Black German Afrofuturism and how this genre helps us imagine a new future. Teachers of German will find specific texts, authors, and examples in this episode, but all language teachers will find useful practices and ideas for centering target language users from diverse communities.
    For links and show notes, visit https://wp.me/p88mlO-6Z3
    We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or leave a comment at weteachlang.com.

    We Teach Languages Episode 143: Highlighting Black Communities and Culture in the Spanish Classroom with Regina O’Neal

    We Teach Languages Episode 143: Highlighting Black Communities and Culture in the Spanish Classroom with Regina O’Neal

    In ep 143, Stacey invites Regina O'Neal, a secondary Spanish teacher and department head, to share her award winning presentation from MFLA, NECTFL, and ACTFL. Regina discusses concrete ways she highlights Black culture and communities in her Spanish classroom by connecting with other content areas and community resources, by discussing aesthetic beauty, and by guiding students to appreciate Black art and literature..
    For links and show notes, visit https://weteachlang.com/2020/07/17/143-with-regina-oneal
    We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or leave a comment at weteachlang.com.

    We Teach Languages Episode 142: Language Legitimacy and Imagining New Educational Contexts with Jonathan Rosa

    We Teach Languages Episode 142: Language Legitimacy and Imagining New Educational Contexts with Jonathan Rosa

    In ep 142, Dorie Conlon Perugini interviews Dr. Jonathan Rosa about his work exploring race, language, and education. Jonathan discusses what sorts of language practices are deemed legitimate in educational contexts, and how language teachers participate in institutions that are not serving multilingual students. In this episode, listeners will find new ways of thinking about language education and students' language and literacy practices.
    For links and show notes, visit https://wp.me/p88mlO-6nP
    We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or leave a comment at weteachlang.com.

    We Teach Languages Episode 141: Accent, Race, Work, and Teaching Pronunciation with Vijay Ramjattan

    We Teach Languages Episode 141: Accent, Race, Work, and Teaching Pronunciation with Vijay Ramjattan

    In ep 141, Stacey interviews Dr. Vijay Ramjattan, a scholar of accent, race, and work. Vijay talks about how racialized international teaching assistants communicate in their second language and the listener's role in comprehensibility. Implications for teaching pronunciation in any language are also discussed. Language teachers who want to take a critical approach to pronunciation instruction will find thought-provoking and useful suggestions.
    For links and show notes, visit https://wp.me/p88mlO-6nx
    We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or leave a comment at weteachlang.com.

    We Teach Languages Episode 140: Heritage Language Maintenance with Angelica Amezcua

    We Teach Languages Episode 140: Heritage Language Maintenance with Angelica Amezcua

    In ep 140, Stacey interviews Angélica Amezcua, a PhD candidate at Arizona State University and the author of a recent paper on how classroom instruction affects heritage language learners' motivation to maintain their language. Angélica discusses why some language communities in the US have low ethnolinguistic vitality and how state policies create conditions that prevent bilingual students from maintaining their home language. Angélica also shares her research on classroom strategies that heritage language teachers can adopt to promote language maintenance and community connection. 
    For links and show notes, visit https://wp.me/p88mlO-6k4
    We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, leave us a voicemail or send a text message to (629)888-3398. Or you can follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or leave a comment at weteachlang.com.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

AvivaVancouver ,

Love it!

I always come away with a new idea for how I can make my language teaching better. Sometimes it’s small, like a new app, and sometimes it’s huge, like rethinking my philosophical framework around language learning. 100% recommend listening!

Sara-E. ,

A forum for language teachers!

Love how the podcast brings together people with broad perspectives and gives them a positive place to share. A great way to see/hear what others are doing!

TimEag ,

One of my Favorite Podcasts

I am so appreciate of Stacey's work promoting effective language teaching. I've benefited so much from what I learn here.

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