#mfltwitterati podcast

#mfltwitterati podcast

Welcome to the #MFLtwitterati podcast, a podcast designed to celebrate the voices of the modern language teaching community in the UK, Ireland and beyond by showcasing the amazing ideas and resources they share on Twitter with your hosts Joe Dale and Noah Geisel

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November 13, 2019 108 min

Episode 10 of the #mfltwitterati podcast, the long awaited Mandarin Chinese special is finally out! A bumper edition showcasing a variety of voices involved in the Mandarin Excellence Programme as well as schools celebrating Chinese culture including Chinese New Year and the Willow Pattern Story. We also hear from US Language Teacher of 2018, Ying Jin on her thoughts on non-native teachers teaching Mandarin.

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Episode 9 of the #mfltwitterati podcast focuses on the power of international collaboration for promoting language learning and widening students' horizons. You'll hear a range of inspirational voices from the language teaching community at both primary and secondary levels showcasing many amazing examples of how global connections can make language learning more real and purposeful. Mentions of British Council programmes...

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We begin episode 8 with a heartfelt tribute to a fellow podcaster and edtech enthusiast who sadly passed away earlier this month followed by recommendations on digital planners to help listeners get organised for the new academic year. Noah announces the exciting free online World Language Teacher Summit conference (#WLTS19) starting next month including over 30 presentations from the US and beyond. 

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In episode 7, we take a deep dive into the power of music and song in the languages classroom and showcase lots of great ideas from the community. We announce the winner of our Linguascope competition too and share some sweet ideas on using Skittles as a language learning tool. 

Noah gives a shoutout to the flexible wheelofnames site and I champion the inspiring ConnectLingo Windows app made by a group of sixth formers designed ...

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For episode 6 of the #mfltwitterati podcast, we've gone football crazy, with nearly a full match's worth of content exploring how the beautiful game can be exploited in the languages classroom. There are also two competitions for you to take part in, a discount offer from Linguascope and two exclusive contributions from the BBC no less!

We have some lovely feedback to play you too in this episode. Thank you so much as al...

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Episode 5 of the #mfltwitterati podcast is jam-packed full of amazing ideas around the use of mnemonics in the languages classroom. We also hear about the recent #mfltwitterati conference and forthcoming Badge Summit and explore how Wakelet could be a useful tool for collecting resources, enabling collaboration and sharing podcasts with a cool Spotify hack! Noah champions the #HighlightREAL hashtag and I give the new Real Lives e...

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Unsurprisingly Noah and I are big podcast listeners and in Episode 4 of the #mfltwitterati podcast, we recommend some of our current favourites from the UK and the US. We start with ones produced by language teachers, of course and then move on to ones with an edtech focus. We share tips on how to find new podcasts to check out from podcast friendly hashtags to episode specific keyword searches and we give a shout out to a brand ne...
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  Hi everyone and welcome to Episode 3 of the #mfltwitterati podcast. In this episode, we hear about ways in which you can harness the power of social media and in particular Instagram and Snapchat to turn authentic resources into starter activities and make learning visible. We'll find out what impact language ambassadors can have on a school's ethos. There are also lots of ideas on how to integrate short films and drama i...
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  Wow! Well what a response to episode 1! Thank you all so much for your feedback and for spreading the word. We hope you like Episode 2 as much which looks at useful Facebook Groups for language teachers, purposeful virtual and augmented reality activities for bringing language learning to life and a whole host of ideas on integrating translation into the languages classroom.   For our TechTalk interview we speak to David Shanks (...
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After months of planning and preparation, we are delighted to launch the first episode proper of the #mfltwitterati podcast and we can't wait to hear your feedback! In this episode, Joe and Noah discuss the #mflchat, Flipgrid, the power of the #mfltwitterati community, pronunciation practice and different ways #mfltwitterati celebrated European Day of Languages.   For our TechTalk interview we speak to Rachel Smith (@lan...
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December 18, 2018 41 sec

Are you the type of language teacher who likes to be inspired by new ideas to enhance your classroom practice? Are you a pro-active sort of person who likes to seek out your own professional development from like-minded virtual colleagues? Do you like being part of a supportive online community who love to promote language learning in all its facets? If yes, then the #mfltwitterati podcast, might be a great resource for you. Ever...

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