48 episodes

a podcast about language teaching from diverse perspectives

We Teach Languages Stacey Margarita Johnson

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 74 Ratings

a podcast about language teaching from diverse perspectives

    We Teach Languages Episode 154: Strengthening Asian Representation in our Language Classrooms with Kristi Lentz

    We Teach Languages Episode 154: Strengthening Asian Representation in our Language Classrooms with Kristi Lentz

    In episode 154, Kate Paesani and Yoko Hama from the Center for Advanced Research in Language Acquisition (CARLA) interview Kristi Lentz about her experiences in a CARLA workshop and learning community on the topic of centering Asian voices in the language classroom. In this interview, Kristi shares what she has learned as a Spanish teacher by intentionally focusing on connecting her students to the world and to their own stories. This interview is part of a series of interviews from CARLA on social justice in language teaching.
    For links and show notes, visit https://wp.me/p88mlO-jWt
    We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, follow us on X(Twitter) @weteachlang or leave a comment at weteachlang.com.

    • 29 min
    We Teach Languages Episode 153: Teaching Languages in Singapore and Building a Proficiency Based Program with Omar Rachid

    We Teach Languages Episode 153: Teaching Languages in Singapore and Building a Proficiency Based Program with Omar Rachid

    In episode 153, Stacey interviews Omar Rachid who currently teaches middle school French at a high school in Washington state. For the previous seven years, he has lived and worked in Singapore where he taught at an American school. In this interview, he shares his experiences in a program where French and Spanish are the less commonly taught languages and students move up to the next level of instruction when they meet their proficiency goals.
    For links and show notes, visit https://wp.me/p88mlO-jwA
    We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or leave a comment at weteachlang.com.

    • 31 min
    We Teach Languages Episode 152: Teaching Teachers, Language Learning Myths, and Metacognition with Doran Katz

    We Teach Languages Episode 152: Teaching Teachers, Language Learning Myths, and Metacognition with Doran Katz

    In episode 152, Stacey interviews Dr. Doran Katz from the Middlebury School of Hebrew. Dr. Katz, or Dodie, talks about the work she does in teacher preparation, some of the myths that many people have about second language acquisition, and how metacognitive strategies can help our language students learn.
    For links and show notes, visit https://wp.me/s88mlO-152
    We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or leave a comment at weteachlang.com.

    • 44 min
    We Teach Languages Episode 151: Task Based Language Teaching and Heritage Learners with Julio Torres

    We Teach Languages Episode 151: Task Based Language Teaching and Heritage Learners with Julio Torres

    In episode 151, Stacey interviews Dr. Julio Torres about TBLT (Task Based Language Teaching), a methodology that centers communicative tasks as the organizing feature of instruction. Julio discusses how TBLT might work in any language classroom but especially with heritage language learners. If you are curious about what TBLT looks like in the classroom or how to better support your heritage learners, tune in for this discussion with a TBLT instructor, curriculum leader, and researcher.
    For links and show notes, visit https://wp.me/s88mlO-151
    We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or leave a comment at weteachlang.com.

    • 31 min
    We Teach Languages Episode 150: Professional Learning, Collaborations, and Challenges with Vicky Masson

    We Teach Languages Episode 150: Professional Learning, Collaborations, and Challenges with Vicky Masson

    In episode 150, Stacey and Maris share one interview from their live podcast recording this past summer with the Virtual Summit hosted by PEARLL. In this episode, we learn from Vicky Masson, an experienced teacher and leader who talks about some of her most meaningful experiences in summer institutes, fellowships, and micro-credentials. All of this professional learning has led to some pretty impressive classroom projects and collaborations around topics such as poetry, challenge-based learning, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
    For links and show notes, visit https://wp.me/s88mlO-150
    We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or leave a comment at weteachlang.com.

    • 19 min
    We Teach Languages Episode 149: Engaging the Local Community with Trudy Anderson

    We Teach Languages Episode 149: Engaging the Local Community with Trudy Anderson

    In episode 149, Stacey and Maris share one interview from their live podcast recording this past summer with the Virtual Summit hosted by PEARLL. In this episode, we learn from Trudy Anderson, middle school Spanish teacher and current NECTFL Teacher of the Year, who talks about how she fosters community engagement and experiences in her school and community. Trudy also talks about how team work makes local community engagement possible!
    For links and show notes, visit https://wp.me/p88mlO-juu
    We welcome feedback, resources, and diverse perspectives on this topic! To contribute to the conversation started here, follow us on Twitter @weteachlang or leave a comment at weteachlang.com.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Martasilva04 ,

Wonderful podcast

Stacey is such a knowledgeable interviewer that each episode is full of incredible information and she asks tough direct questions about issues that should matter to all language teachers. Love it 😍

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!

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