Not Your Uncle’s Language Class
Episode 31 of the America the Bilingual podcast
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!
So just how are students now learning the language — and is it better not to be perfect?
In this episode, hear nine global-language educators discuss why it’s no longer your uncle’s language class.
And hear how one old-schooler — namely, me — went back to language class in 2015 and experienced much of what the educators I interviewed are describing. I also now know what Reggaeton is (sort of).
Read the complete episode notes on the America the Bilingual website.