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Inspired Proficiency

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Nov 12, 2019

Welcome to Inspired Proficiency and thank you for joining us for season 4, episode 8. As always, please tweet any takeaways and inspirations to #inspiredproficiency. 

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Today’s Panel on Culture in the Classroom in the Communicative Classroom:

Panelist #1: Kristen Keefe teaches Spanish in New Jersey and has been teaching many levels of high school Spanish for 19 years. 

Panelist # 2: Julia Koch has been teaching high school French for the last seven years in New Jersey. She has made many presentations on Intercultural Competence.

Panelist #3: Stephanie Carbonneau has been on the podcast many times and is an avid fan! She teaches middle school French in Maine.

Panelist #4: Melanie Reid Thomas has also been on the podcasts twice before. She currently teaches Spanish in New York and has experience in several levels including middle school and high school. 

Another Game Segment with Sarah Breckley: Bread and Butter Game!

Resources and links mentioned on the show found at 


  • Kristine Keefe on Twitter @kkeefe_hassan and her blog and she is also on the board of FLENJ and their 2019 Teacher of the Year! Congrats!
  • Julia Koch on Twitter @jaybeekay518 and her blog
  • Stephanie Carbonneau on Twitter @MmeCcarbonneau and her blog
  • Melanie Reid Thomas on Twitter @senoraMThomas and her blog
  • Sarah Breckley on Twitter @SarahBreckley

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