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PBL in the TL · 2W ago

Selfies and the Silent Period

So you've got an authentic audience: real live native speakers in the same room with your students. Maybe you're lucky like me and have a thriving Sister Cities exchange program. Maybe they'...
PBL in the TL · 2W ago

Flipgrid for Novice Listening

I put out the call on Facebook and Twitter for some Spanish speakers. I was inspired by a ...
PBL in the TL · 2W ago

Important Problems: Adversity, Inventions, and Authentic Texts

First world problems are so 2015.Still, I thought that brainstorming problems they could p...
PBL in the TL · 3W ago

Foolproof Portfolios - Who am I fooling?

So you make a template--with instructions repeated on the template--and they still get confused. I mean, I thought portfolios could have been smooth sailing if I could have just shared a tem...
PBL in the TL · 1M ago

Mandatory Office Hours and The Gleam

My planning periods have only lasted about 30 minutes for the past two weeks. Even though grades are due next week, I wouldn't wish that time back for anything.What I'm doing with that time ...
PBL in the TL · 1M ago

Visitor Videos - Cultural comparison PBL

They will be here in two weeks. They do speak English, but it is not their first language. They may have traveled to the U.S. before, they may not. One thing is for sure.They have never seen...
PBL in the TL · 1M ago

Target Language Reset Button

YOU are a MASTER teacher. You are a better teacher than I am, better than I ever will be--better than ANYONE--at least once a month.Picture that day.Or that lesson.Hey, maybe you even had a ...
PBL in the TL · 1M ago

Pizza, sushi, ceviche and CI - Weird combinations that work

I guess I shouldn't be shocked that pizza and ranch is a thing. But when one of my students drew it next to her name for her first card talk, it got my wheels turning.We OBVIOUSLY had to sta...
PBL in the TL · 1M ago

Slow Down - Asking cultural questions ain't easy

Once upon a time I went too fast. It was long ago, too long for most to remember: let's call it last Wednesday. It was week 2 of Spanish I, you see, and I had been watching eyes and noting a...
PBL in the TL · 2M ago

GUEST POST: Hope for Higher Ed

I have the pleasure of picking Dr. Karen Tharrington's brain regularly on #langchat, and once as a co-presenter for SCOLT! @kltharri is a Senior Lecturer and Methods Instructorat North Carol...