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Language Talk - Episode 16

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.

Language Talk - Episode 15

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.

Language Talk - Episode 14

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.

Language Talk - Episode 13

Sara Merideth, president of the Kentucky World Language Association, talks about the plans for the KWLA Conference in Louisville from September 15-17, 2016. She also describes her participation in the ACTFL-sponsored Leadership Initiative for Language Learning and the 6 Core Practices of World Language Teaching that are the focus of the LILL meetings. The music from this podcast is Intellectual Flypast by Doctor Turtle, provided by the Free Music Archive. Podcast producer: David Cole.

Language Talk - Episode 12

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.

Language Talk - Episode 11

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.

Language Talk - Episode 10

Our tenth Language Talk: KWLA podcast, World Languages at the University Level, features hosts Laura Roché Youngworth and Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby discussing Kentucky’s university language expectations and proficiency-based approaches with Laura McGee, of Western Kentucky University, and Brenna Byrd and Julie Human, of the University of Kentucky.

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