Using research-based practices in the classroom is something that is very important to me. I try very hard not to be a “language teacher snob,” because really, who does that help? But quite frankly, it hurts me to watch teachers either ignore sound research or ignore the fact that sound research even exists. We need to do all that we can to lend these teachers AND ourselves a hand!
Fortunately, we live in a day and age when World Language teachers have to do no more than push play on their phones to get the latest research in our field. We don’t have to go to the library; heck, we don’t even have to type in a search on our computer! This information now comes in the form of easily accessible and easily digestible podcasts and video casts.
To promote these excellent resources for best practices and inspiration (not to mention sheer food for thought) in the field of Second Language Acquisition, I’ve put together an infographic. I hope that soon we will even more of these podcasts and videocasts floating around in the interwebs. For now, these are the very best (and man, are they AWESOME), and I hope you will share, share, share!