Welcome to the 5 Week-Linguist Show. This episode is dedicated to the amazing teachers and language teachers in particular.
(0:28) – Dedicated to language teachers and colleagues
(0:50) – Teachers work hard for their kids
(1:26) – Teachers deals with the rough bits and people’s insecurities of not being successful
(2:02) – First summer tip for language teachers
(3:23) – Teachers oftentimes don’t have choices in what they are going to do during the summer
(3:51) – In summer, teachers are considered unemployed or they don’t earn money
(4:11) – Teachers during the school year spend so much time in meetings and reading emails
(4:45) – Language teachers do comprehensible input in the target language and give students opportunities to communicate and create a classroom a safe place to make errors and mistakes
(4:58) – The Dream Summer
(5:30) – Second summer tip for language teachers
(6:19) – Other jobs have intense periods of work followed by some downtime.
(6:38) – Teachers are active and usually spends time on their own
(6:47) – Creating materials, activities, quizzes, during the summer
(7:28) – Saving time during the school year
(8:16) – Spending the day with Harry Wong
(8:42) – Teachers can work from home to make their school year easy
(9:18) – Jotting down a bunch of systems
(9:53) – Third summer tip for language teachers
(10:15) – From non-native Spanish speaker to advanced Spanish speaker
(11:11) – Enhancing your Spanish proficiency level using tools through input
(12:23) – You don’t have to wait to go abroad if you want to really accelerate your skills. You have everything you need
(12:45) – Honoring Teachers
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