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Inspired Proficiency

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Apr 3, 2018

Welcome to our 5th Episode! Inspired Proficiency is a podcast for language teachers created by language teachers - featuring interviews, tricks, resources, and tons of inspiration for your classroom!  In this episode Ashley talks about the following:

  • Ingredients for Establishing a Target Language Only Environment
  • 2 New Game Ideas with Kristine Keefe
  • Guess What? Gameshow part one with Gale Stafford and Estela Schmalz

Ashley shares a little bit about her classroom and 7 ingredients she includes in her classes to establish a target language only environment for her Novice-Lows.


Kristine’s games focus on Breakout Edu and a Twitter inspired game. See links below for resources!

Finally, Estela Schmalz & Gale Stafford team up for a circumlocution inspired game called “Guess What?!” See how well they can do and we’ll see if they are victorious in part 2.

Episode Guests:

Kristine Keefe

Estela Schmalz

Gale Stafford


Things mentioned in this episode:

Ashley’s Blog with post about the ingredients

Ashley’s class website with behaviors for Novice-Low inferring, expressing and extending

Hashtag Game

Breakout Game 1

Breakout Game 2

Inspired Proficiency Facebook Page

Ashley’s Workshops


Thank you to our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: World Language Proficiency Project

World Language Classroom


El mundo de Pepita

La Maestra Loca

National Network for Early Language Learning

CI Lift Off

CI Posse


The artwork for Inspired Proficiency was created by Julie Speno with music by Cody Crabb. Podcast editing done via Podcast Buddy