#EP 4 – Podcasting, Language Stones, Exam Revision Tips and TechTalk interview with Jane Basnett

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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 new social network aimed at connecting like-minded podcast fans! How cool does that sound!

If this wasn’t exciting enough we also hear about a time saving hack to create vocabulary sheets using Google Translate and a great opportunity to take part in a global e-zine for learners of Spanish. Next, we get creative with the Language Stones initiative before diving into some great tech and non-tech revision ideas to help students prepare for their upcoming GCSE exams.

Our TechTalk interview for this episode features a lovely chat with Head of Modern Languages, Jane Basnett about her edtech journey in recent years and her reflections on the power of technology in the languages classroom.

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#EP 3 – Short Films, Drama and TechTalk interview with Graham Wilson from ClassQR

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 into the languages classroom including flipping the classroom, green screening, digital storytelling, the benefits of attending a BFI Study Day and running a Film Club at your school.

Our TechTalk interview for this episode features an exclusive chat with Graham Wilson from @Class_QR about his revolutionary app loved by many language teachers which enables users to give audio feedback as well as promote listening and speaking skills in and out of the classroom.

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#EP 2 – Virtual Reality, Translation and TechTalk interview with David Shanks

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 (@HFLanguages) about different ways he uses research to inform his language lessons including spaced repetition, low stakes testing, creating speaking homeworks and the power of an audience.

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#EP 1 – Finding your tribe, European Day of Languages and TechTalk Interview with Rachel Smith

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 (@lancslassrach) about different creative ways she uses iPads in her language lessons.

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Welcome to the #MFLTwitterati podcast!

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. Every month you’ll hear from innovative classroom practitioners sharing their ideas with you, their tips and tricks and new tools and apps for you to try out in your own classroom. Sounds good? Then go to mfltwitteratipodcast.com to find out more.