Aotearoa, Walk with Me

‘E kore au e hoki i te waewae tūtuki.  Ka koke whakamua noa atu!’  I will not turn back because of minor obstacles. I will press ahead to the desired goal! I am a proud Kiwi of mixed ethnicities who happened to be born in Aotearoa within a small coastal community, who, at the time, were…

Transforming Self-Perception, Combating Prejudice and Building a Positive Future

Transforming Self-Perception, Combating Prejudice and Building a Positive Future

In this EPisode Jimmy talks to Michael Arterberry, Executive Director of Youth Voices Center, Inc. Michael was awarded the Educator of the Year Award from Y-COP, the Youth Community Outreach Program in Mt. Vernon in 2016. They discuss motivation, encouragement, and dealing with trauma. Link to Michael’s book – Be Encouraged – 250 days of motivation and…

Incorporating Intercultural Communicative Competence into the Languages Classroom

Incorporating Intercultural Communicative Competence into the Languages Classroom

Philippa Kruger, Global Head of Languages, chats to Juliet Kennedy, an experienced language teacher, researcher, and professional expert at Future Learning Solutions. Together they discuss intercultural communicative language teaching and suggest practical ideas on how to implement it in your classroom. Acronyms used in this podcast: TPDL = Teacher Professional Development for Languages iCLT = Intercultural Communicative…

Effective strategies for integrating intercultural communicative competence in the languages classroom.

Effective strategies for integrating intercultural communicative competence in the languages classroom.

Back in the day, as a high school student learning French, I loved it when our lessons touched on French culture and ways of life. As a young adult travelling to France, seeing it all come to life before my eyes was really exciting! Later, as a French teacher myself, I frequently reflected on how…