KWLA podcast, Curriculum, features hosts Laura Roché Youngworth and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby discussing curricular choices with Rachel Weinrich, Goal Clarity Coach supporting World Languages for Jefferson County Public Schools (KY). Topics include: influences on curricular choices, breakdown of the JCPS K-12 World Language curriculum, and overview of the K-5 Fayette County World Language curriculum.
This Language Talk: KWLA podcast, Comprehensible Input, features hosts Laura Roché Youngworth and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby discussing the role of language input and instructional strategies with Jillian Lykens, German teacher in Colorado Springs and Grant Boulanger, Spanish Teacher and 2017 ACTFL Teacher-of-the-Year Finalist. Topics include: world language approaches, proficiency-based instruction, comprehensible input (CI), CI strategies, and comparisons of CI and proficiency-based instruction.
Our sixteenth Language Talk: KWLA podcast, Authentic Materials in the Language Classroom, features hosts Laura Roché Youngworth and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby discussing using authentic materials in the language classroom, from the beginning to the advanced levels, with UK Professors Ruth Brown (Hispanic Studies) and Harald Hoebusch (Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures). They share some resources and tips on how they use them in the classroom (and outside of it) to enhance language and cultural learning.
Our fifteenth Language Talk: KWLA podcast, Overhaul of the Kentucky Program Reviews, features host Laura Roché Youngworth discussing with guests Kelly Clark and Alfonso de Torres Nunez from the Kentucky Department of Education the changes in process and format of the KY Program Reviews. Topics include: overall structure, reporting, and changes of the Program Reviews as well as detailed components of the Global Competency/World Language (GC/WL) Assurances and GC/WL Program Review.
Our fourteenth Language Talk: KWLA podcast, the Seal of Biliteracy, features hosts Laura Roché Youngworth and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby discussing with guest Arthur Chou of Velázquez Press aspects of the national movement to honor students with Biliteracy skills. Topics include: the background of the Seal, what the Seal is, advantages it brings to a district or state, and steps one can take towards implementation.
Our twelfth Language Talk: KWLA podcast, Unique World Language Learning Opportunities, features hosts Laura Roché Youngworth discussing in and out school opportunities for learning languages that extend past the traditional middle and high school learning opportunities with Jennifer Kennedy, of Southern Elementary in Fayette County, Lucas Gravitt, of Scott County High School and the Central Kentucky German School, and Emmanuel Anama-Green of Harlan County High School. Topics include: FLES programs, Independent weekend schools/classes, and dual-credit classes.
Episode 11 of Language Talk features a round-table discussion with Prof. Stayc Dubravac, Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching World Languages at the University of Kentucky, Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Chair of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Kentucky, and Thomas Sauer, an Independent Consultant specializing in language education. The guests discuss three broad topics: challenges in the world language profession today; the role of language and global competence in the curriculum; and professional development for teachers.