#EarlyLang Chat

#EarlyLang chat is a Twitter chat for early language educators to share and discuss topics relevant to our practice.

(Due to the pandemic and the time teachers were online during the academic day, we paused the chats for 2020-21. We hope to resume our chats in September 2021.)

View our past topics and chat summaries:

May 6, 2020: Hindsight 20/20: What Remote Learning Taught Us and What We’ll Be Doing Next Year

April 22, 2020: Supporting Families During Emergency Distance Learning and Uplifting Teachers

April 8, 2020: Emergency Distance Learning: How are we doing now that we’re a few weeks in?

March 25, 2020: Emergency Distance Learning

March 11, 2020: Target Language Use in the #EarlyLang Setting

February 26, 2020: Realistic Expectations for Proficiency Development

January 22, 2020: Articulating Your Curriculum When You Have Many Levels

January 8, 2020: Having Courageous Conversations that Address Current Issues

December 11, 2019: An #Earlylang Check-In, Reminders for Self-Care, and Tips for Ensuring Sanity for You and Your Students

November 13, 2019: Interpersonal Communication in the #Earlylang Classroom

October 23, 2019: Routines in the #Earlylang Classroom

October 9, 2019: Running an #earlylang Program on a Shoestring

September 25, 2019: Role Play in the #Earlylang Setting

September 11, 2019: Back to School: Starting the Year Out Strong

May 22, 2019: Advocating for our Early Language Programs

May 8, 2019: Limited Technology Access in the Early Language Classroom: What do you do when you have limited access to devices for student use?

April 24, 2019: Adapting Fairy Tales and other Storybooks

April 10, 2019: Maximizing Short Class Periods

March 27, 2019: Interdisciplinary Connections for Teachers

March 13, 2019: Content Based World Language Instruction

February 27, 2019: Music in the Early Language Classroom

February 13, 2019: Building Relationships with Parents and Caregivers

January 23, 2019: Encouraging Language Learning Beyond the Classroom

January 9, 2019: Heritage Learners

November 28, 2018: Developing Independence in Early Language Learners

October 24, 2018: Global Education and Early Language Learners

October 10, 2018: The Role of Play and Imagination in the Early Language Classroom

September 26, 2018: The First Weeks — What Are We Doing?

September 12, 2018: Goal Setting for Educators and Learners

June 6, 2018: Wrapping up the School Year

May 16, 2018: Student Choice in the Early Language Classroom

May 2, 2018: Using Stations and Centers in the Early Language Classroom

April 18, 2018: Advocating for Your Early Language Program

April 4, 2018: Self Reflection and Growth Mindset with Early Language Learners

March 21, 2018: Magical Moments in the Elementary Classroom

March 7, 2018: Interculturality and Early Language Learners

February 21, 2018: “Assessment Design in the Early Language Classroom.”

February 7, 2018: Input and Output: What’s the Effective Balance? 

January 17, 2018: Technology in the Early Language Classroom 

December 6, 2017: Error Correction in the Early Language Classroom 

November 15, 2017: Creating and Maintaining a Class Culture

November 1, 2017: Project-Based Learning in the Early Language Classroom

October 18, 2017: Classroom Management in the Early Language Classroom

October 4: Handling Multiple Proficiency and Literacy Levels within the Same Classroom

September 20: Managing Assessment with a Large Quantity of Students 

June 7: Teaching with Comprehensible Input in the Early Language Classroom 

May 17: Incorporating Authentic Resources in the Early Language Classroom

May 3: Maximizing Student Learning with Limited Contact Time

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