Goals, Objectives, and Grading Policies in my Graduate-Level Language Teaching Methods Course

This post is about my own critical approach to goals and grading in my language teaching methods course. By way of context, I want to explain that these days, as I work to support faculty in my campus moving to online instruction for summer and possibly fall, I am working with my colleagues at theContinue reading “Goals, Objectives, and Grading Policies in my Graduate-Level Language Teaching Methods Course”

What Have we Learned during Remote Language Teaching?

I love online teaching a lot, but I have to admit I count myself lucky that I wasn’t teaching this semester. This semester’s pivot to remote teaching hit very suddenly, mid-semester, during psychologically and logistically intense circumstances. Doing all that while also trying to be a good parent, homeschooler, colleague, and community member… that isContinue reading “What Have we Learned during Remote Language Teaching?”

Putting our Language Courses Online: A Resources Round-Up (and a Work in Progress)

If you are one of the (literally) thousands of language instructors either actively moving your face-to-face courses online or thinking about how to do so, I am compiling a list of tips, resources, blog posts, and podcasts for language teaching online. I’m starting with just a few links I don’t want to lose track of,Continue reading “Putting our Language Courses Online: A Resources Round-Up (and a Work in Progress)”

Span 101 Plans: Week 13 Day 4 – MasterChef Junior

TL;DR: I am teaching a first- semester Spanish course in fall 2019. This post describes my Week 13 Day 4 activities in which we listened to introductions from the kid contestants on the show MasterChef Junior from Spain. Scroll down to find my activity handout all linked and ready for you to copy, adapt, edit, and useContinue reading “Span 101 Plans: Week 13 Day 4 – MasterChef Junior”