Teaching Languages- Great Tools, Tips and Techniques

Teaching Languages: Great Tools, Tips and Techniques

Carla Arena teaching languages

Carla Arena is an accomplished language teacher from Brazil. As an expert on teaching languages, she shares her tips and tricks for engaging learners in the language classroom. Do you struggle with learners of different ability levels? How about when kids sit in class not understanding and don't ask questions? Even worse, kids who struggle but choose to disrupt — how do you handle this? Carla has great advice for helping language teachers with all of these struggles. Listen now.

[callout]Carla had so many great quotations, that I'm sharing those at the bottom for those of you who like to print out great quotes or share them on social media. I'll be pinning them to my Pinterest boards for teachers, too. [/callout]

[tweetthis]Community is key for the frustrated teacher. @carlaarena #edchat[/tweetthis]

Essential Questions: Teaching Languages: Great Tools, Tips and Techniques

  • The technology tools that language teachers love.
  • Carla's favorite technology for the language classroom.
  • The importance of checkpoints in the language classroom.
  • How Carla creates checkpoints in her classroom.
  • Carla's words to the frustrated language teacher who is lonely and burning out.


Educator Resources from this Episode with Carla Arena

My favorite technology is what students have in their hands.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Gilmar Mattos February 11, 2016 - 7:58 pm

I was really happy to listen to Carla on your podcast, Vicki. She is truly an inspiration, a role model. My online “journey” started back in 2008 when Carla offered an online course “Webtools for Brazilian Educators”. At the time she was living in the USA. It was a milestone in my career and I can not thank her enough for all the doors she opened for me through her course. We both work for Bi-National centers here in Brazil and I’ve had the pleasure to be with Carla f2f many times. Thank you for the outstanding blog and podcast.

Vicki Davis February 12, 2016 - 7:12 pm

Carla is awesome! It is great to hear how she helped you start your journey for certainly you contribute so much as well. Carla has certainly inspired many and adds to it with this show!


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