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World Language Classroom

English, Education, 1 season, 143 episodes, 2 days, 16 hours, 3 minutes
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Tips, Tools and Resources for world language teachers who want their students to rise in proficiency and communicate with confidence.
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Supporting Students' Speaking Confidence

#137Are your students confident when speaking the target language in your classroom and with speakers of the language? This is not always easy for students. Building speaking confidence in language learners is a gradual process, and it starts with tailoring activities to their specific proficiency levels. In this episode we will look at strategies and procedures that progressively build speaking confidence across various proficiency levels.Topics in this Episode:Building speaking confidence in language learners is a gradual processAlways start by knowing the proficiency levelStrategies for Supporting Speaking Confidence at Various Proficiency Levels: Novice Low to  Novice MidNovice High to Intermediate LowIntermediate Mid to Intermediate High, and BeyondBuilding Confidence ProgressivelyPositive ReinforcementVocabulary EnrichmentScaffolded SupportRecording PracticeConsistency is Key Links:Blog post On Supporting Speaking ConfidencePodcast Episode on Using Chat Mats in the Language Classroom with Christina MargioreLet's connect! wlclassrom.comX (aka Twitter):  @wlclassroomThreads: @wlclassroomInstagram:  @wlclassroomFacebook:  /wlclassroomWLClassroom Facebook Group__________________________Interested in having Joshua work directly with your department, school or district?  Look at options for collaborating in person or remotely.______________________________Sign up for Talking Points to get  tips, tools and resources for your language teaching.______________________________Join Joshua as a guest on the podcast.______________________________Join Joshua for a Leveling Up Coaching Episode  on the podcast.  
3/25/202422 minutes, 9 seconds
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CI Through Interpretive Reading...Then What?

I'm a creature of habit for sure.  It's Wednesday (and not Monday) and I'm popping into your episode feed. It must be for a good reason.I want to tell you about a FREE virtual workshop that I will be presenting as part of the World Language Teacher Summit from March 4th-8th.  My workshop is called "CI Through Interpretive Reading ... Then What?" and I will give you lots of follow-up ideas and activities that you can use right away.  I am presenting along with 20+ other incredible teacher-presenters, many of whom have  been on the podcast with me, so I can totally vouch for them.Sign up now and get your FREE ticket to the World Language Teacher Summit.  It's all online and you can watch on your own time schedule from March 4th-8th.Hope to see to see you at the Summit!Get your FREE ticket -> HERE.**If you are interested in having access beyond March 8th there are opportunities to opt-in for extended access for a small fee, for which I am an affiliate.
2/21/20246 minutes, 55 seconds
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3 Top Episodes of 2023, Listen Again, or For the First Time

These are the top 3 episodes of 2023.  Listen again, or for the first time.  So many valuable and actionable tips and suggestions from Meredith , Wendy, Valérie and Ashley.Episode 76: Interpersonal Activities with Meredith WhiteEpisode 82: Engaging Language Activities With Wendy Mercado & Valérie GreerEpisode 86: Lots of Activities for Any Reading with Ashley MikkelsenLet's connect! wlclassrom.comX (aka Twitter):  @wlclassroomThreads: @wlclassroomInstagram:  @wlclassroomFacebook:  /wlclassroomWLClassroom Facebook Group__________________________Interested in having Joshua work directly with your department, school or district?  Look at options for collaborating in person or remotely.______________________________Sign up for Talking Points to get  tips, tools and resources for your language teaching.______________________________Join Joshua as a guest on the podcast.______________________________Join Joshua for a Leveling Up Coaching Episode  on the podcast.  
12/25/20232 minutes, 43 seconds
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Lots of Activities for Any Reading with Ashley Mikkelsen

#86Do you use reading as a source of comprehensible input in your language classroom? In this episode, we dive into the topic of reading with Ashley Mikkelsen, a Spanish teacher in North Dakota, who shares suggestions and ideas for engaging reading activities that you can do right away in your classroom. Ashley has a true passion for making reading fun and interactive for students. So, grab your notebook and pen, and get ready to add lots of pre, during, and post reading activities to your next lesson.Topics in this Episode:Ashley's journey with literacythe benefits of reading in the language acquisition processsimply reading or truly engaging with a textactivities for any reading:pre-readingduring readingafter reading and leveraging the contentConnect with Ashley Mikkelsen:Instagram: @srta_spanishTikTok: @srta_spanishTwitter:@afulks2013Website: srtaspanish.com______________________________Work with Joshua either in person or remotely.______________________________Sign up for Talking Points for tips, tools and resources for language teaching.______________________________Let's connect!wlclassrom.comTwitter:  @wlclassroomInstagram:  @wlclassroomFacebook:  /wlclassroomWLClassroom Facebook Group______________________________Teachers want to hear from you and what you are proud of in your classroom.Join me on the podcast.  We record conversations remotely, so you can be anywhere.
3/27/202348 minutes, 3 seconds
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(1) Finding a Common Ground with Florencia Henshaw and Maris Hawkins

#65These are the episodes that we have been waiting for. The  first of a 2-part conversion with Florencia Henshaw and Maris Hawkins, the authors of Common Ground: Second Language Acquisition Theory Goes to the Classroom. We had so much to cover that I had to break it down into 2 episodes.  This is the first part and next Monday (episode 66) you will hear part 2. Today, Florencia, Maris and I discuss what prompted the writing of the book, their collaboration, what they hope teachers get out of Common Ground, how and why their approach is effective, and the all important topic of input. Connect with Florencia Henshaw:Twitter: @Prof_F_HenshawFacebook: Unpacking Language PedagogyYoutube: Unpacking Language PedagogyConnect with Maris Hawkins Henshaw:Twitter: @marishawkinsBlog: marishawkins.wordpress.comGet your own copy of Common Ground.  Hackett Publishing is generously offering a 25% discount when you use the code WLC2022. [Available through December 31, 2022].**The 25% off discount code can be used for any book through the end of December, 2022.  Hackett publishes several intermediate language-learning textbooks in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, and Classical Greek. New releases include Cinema for French Conversation, Cinema for Spanish Conversation, and Les Français.______________________________Work with Joshua either in person or remotely.______________________________Sign up for Talking Points for tips, tools and resources for language teaching.______________________________Let's connect!wlclassrom.comTwitter:  @wlclassroomInstagram:  @wlclassroomFacebook:  /wlclassroomWLClassroom Facebook Group______________________________Teachers want to hear from you and what you are proud of in your classroom.Join me on the podcast.  We record conversations remotely, so you can be anywhere.
10/31/202240 minutes, 14 seconds