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The Language Coup

Beautifully hijacking the podcast tonight is guest ranter and welly wearer Gillian Campbell -Thow who is joined by two language legends and podcasting pros Mark Pentleton and Joe Dale.

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Mark Pentleton
Joe Dale

 

All three are participating in the Scottish Association for Language Teaching conference this weekend.
A bit of lingo showboating and Gillian manages to say she’s sorry in Chinese to Mark ( probably in anticipation of a rant)
The lingo lovelies discuss some news items and Mark brings to the table how the CEO of Facebook conducted a sessionĀ in Mandarin Chinese then got hammered for getting his numbers wrong

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/video/2014/oct/23/mark-zuckerberg-beijing-speaks-mandarin-video

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mark-zuckerberg/11182575/How-good-really-is-Mark-Zuckerbergs-Mandarin.html
The panel discuss role models and engaging with technology to enthuse students to learn languages.

Joe looks at teaching and learning languages and the new expectations in primary in England. Being the godfather of the #mfltwitterati he talks of relevant and meaningful CPD for language learners and engagement with teachers through digital media – but is it information overload?

http://networkforlanguageslondon.org.uk/blog/ict-and-the-new-languages-programmes-of-study-for-ks3/

Mark has a wee wander down memory lane to get his 4 day old copy of le monde (while Gillian was Playing truant from his class) and Gillian is delighted to introduce Joe to “0or Wullie” and all things scots.

A braw wee podcast indeed!

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