31 - Season 2- Not your uncle's language class


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What older generations may remember from their language classes—drills of verb conjugations, constant corrections of grammar and sentence structure—is not what they’ll find in many global-language classes today. What we’ll hear in “Not Your Uncle’s Language Class,” Episode 31 of the America the Bilingual podcast, may shock many of us old-schoolers: Global-language teachers are no longer looking for perfection from their students! The America the Bilingual podcast is part of the Lead with Languages campaign of ACTFL — The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Many of the educators you heard from in this episode are current or former board members of ACTFL, including Bill Anderson, Susann Davis, Desa Dawson, Lisa Lilley Ritter, and Toni Tyson. This episode was written by Mim Harrison, the editorial and brand director of the America the Bilingual project. Our producer is Fernando Hernández, who also does our sound design and mixing. Graphic arts are created by Carlos Plaza Design Studio. Support for the America the Bilingual project comes from the Levenger Foundation. Music in this episode, “Quasi Motion” by Kevin MacLeod, was used with a Creative Commons Attribution License. https://exit.sc/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffreemusicarchive.org%2Fmusic%2Fkevin_macleod%2Fglobal_sampler%2Fquasi_motion Our thanks to Epidemic Sound for helping us make beautiful music together. Keep connected on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for listening. For America the Bilingual, this is Steve Leveen.

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