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Inspired Proficiency

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Apr 16, 2018

It’s Episode 6 with ACTFL 2018 Teacher Of the Year, Ying Jin! 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:


  • Interpersonal Activities with Ying Jin, ACTFL TOY 2018
  • Strategies for Starting Class with 5 Passionate World Language Teachers!


Episode Guests: (Follow them on Twitter!)

Ying Jin

Marissa Coulehan

Maris Hawkins

Alexandra Mylonas

Richard Smith

Colin Oriard


Things mentioned in this episode:

Mentioned by Ying Jin:

ACTFL Core Practices

Today’s Meet


Stanford World Language Project



Mentioned by Panel:

Maris’ Blog


No Bellringers 1

No Bellringers 2

Alexandra’s Site

Colin’s Poem



Ashley’s Twitter #inspiredproficiency

Inspired Proficiency Facebook Page

Ashley’s August Workshops

Ashley’s Day of Conversations and Collaboration


Thank you to our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: World Language Proficiency Project

ACTFL Convention and Expo

World Language Classroom


New Teachers Collaborative

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