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 the…… Continue reading Goals, Objectives, and Grading Policies in my Graduate-Level Language Teaching Methods Course
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 is…… Continue reading What Have we Learned during Remote Language Teaching?
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)
Creating accessible language courses should be all of our goal. Do we really believe languages are for everyone? Do we REALLY believe that everyone who has learned a first language can and has a right to learn a second one? I, for one, definitely do. But I have not always put into practice the kind…… Continue reading Accessibility and Language Acquisition