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Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers who have questions and stories about linguistics, old sayings, word histories, etymology, regional dialects, slang, new words, word play, word games, grammar, family expressions, books, literature, writing, and more. Your language questions: https://waywordradio.org/contact or words@waywordradio.org. Call toll-free *any* time in the U.S. and Canada at 1 (877) 929-9673. From elsewhere in the world: +1 619 800 4443. All past shows ar ...
 
Far too much of language teaching literature is, to quote Stephen Krashen, “Far too long, far too incomprehensible and far too full of jargon,” not to mention far too expensive. The TEFL Training Institute podcast is short, easy to understand and free. In each 15-minute episode, we discuss practical, thought-provoking or controversial topics with our friends, and some of the biggest names in language teaching. From motivation to materials, training to teenagers, approaches to assessment, if ...
 
Teachers know that when classes are done, the beer has been poured, teachers gather around the table, and the talk turns to...teaching. Great (and not so great ideas) are tossed around, argued, praised, and ridiculed. What's been missing is a microphone on the table. Until now. If you're a teacher, and especially if you're teaching in Japan, have a listen. Tony and Charles talk about what they've learned, what works, what doesn't, and what other teachers like you have to say.
 
Speak English powerfully using the Effortless English system. Learn English with AJ Hoge, "The World's #1 English Teacher". Learn tips and strategies to improve your spoken English. Learn English vocabulary. Learn about American English and American culture. Be a successful English speaker and international leader!
 
TEFLology is a bi-weekly podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and related matters, presented by three self-certified TEFLologists. We take a lighthearted look at the fields of English language teaching (ELT) and applied linguistics, with topics ranging from TESOL methodologies and approaches to current affairs and history.
 
Academic Writing Podcast from the Higher School of Economics, Russia, is a project aiming at your academic writing skills through your ears. In our short radio shows (podcasts) we are discussing and explaining phrases which cover most of your needs for composing an academic article. Each of the episodes comes with a pdf file and can be reached at http://academics.hse.ru/podcasts
 
ESOL listening practice materials for English language learners. Prepared by ‘one of the best writers of language learner materials in English'. All levels including IELTS, FCE, GCSE etc. Linked worksheets and other learning resources can be found here: https://esolepacks.com/
 
In our podcasts, senior trainers will share what goes on behind the scenes of a training and within the trainers' mind. Episodes will include training tips, methodologies, resources, theories, techniques, personal anecdotes, and reflections and analysis of actual sessions. Content covers language acquisition, English instruction, adult education, training as personal and professional development, and leadership, among others.
 
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How do actors bring Shakespeare's lines to life so that modern audiences immediately understand the text? One way is to emphasize the names of people and places at certain points. That technique is called billboarding. And: Anyone for an alphabet game? A pangram is a sentence that uses EVERY letter of the alphabet at least once. There's the one abo…
 
I speak with Professor Anne Burns about teaching speaking. Why discuss why teaching speaking is so difficult, the differences between teaching speaking and just practicing it and look at an example of an activity of how to teach speaking. Support the podcast by buying us a coffee! Visit our YouTube channel Our teacher training resources Anne Burns …
 
In this episode we meet up with ESL Instructor, Robert Jonte, to discuss several games that translate well into Zoom! He discusses how to recreate classic favorites as Zoom versions; best of all, these require little to no prep because as Robert shares, all you need is the ability to share a screen, annotate, and use the chat function. Listen in as…
 
In the 15th century, the word respair meant "to have hope again." Although this word fell out of use, it's among dozens collected in a new book of soothing vocabulary for troubled times. Plus, baseball slang: If a batter doesn't pour the pine," an outfielder may snag a can of corn, or "an easily caught fly ball." And the 1960s TV show "Laugh-In" sp…
 
As teachers, we try to personalize our classes for our students. But as supervisors, trainers and mentors, how much do we personalize our feedback to teachers? We look at different models for giving feedback, as well as how and when to use each. Support the podcast by buying us a coffee! Visit our YouTube channel Our teacher training resources…
 
*We're reposting this episode from last year because it has disappeared from our feed - enjoy!*This 12th episode brings Christian together with Tania Iveson and James Taylor, forming the new improved version of the Developod team! They introduce a thought-provoking PCE (pre-conference event), from IATEFL April 2019, which was co-hosted by the TD (T…
 
Stunt performers in movies have their own jargon for talking about their dangerous work. They refer to a stunt, for example, as a gag. Across the country in Brooklyn, the slang term brick means "cold," and dumb brick means "really cold." Plus: the East and Central African tradition that distinguishes between ancestors who remain alive in living mem…
 
Professor Tom Farrell joins me to talk about evidence-based reflection. Why bother with evidence? How might the reality of your classroom differ from your perceptions? And what evidence can teachers gather to find out more about the reality? Listen to find out. Visit Tom’s website More on reflection Support the podcast by buying us a coffee! Our te…
 
Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast! Sulaiman Jenkins is an academic scholar and a researcher in the field of applied linguistics. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, and having received his MA in TESOL from NYU, he has been teaching as an English lecturer in Saudi Arabia for over 16 years, holding a number of administrative positions. He has wri…
 
In the second installment of a three-part series, we take time to discuss understanding technology standards for ELLs. Why is it important to have a plan when introducing students to technology? How can we approach what can be a daunting task in an organized way? What approach should we take when teaching media literacy skills? Brent and Ixchell re…
 
We asked for your thoughts about whether cursive writing should be taught in schools -- and you replied with a resounding "Yes!" Here's why: Cursive helps develop fine motor skills, improves mental focus, and lets you read old handwritten letters and other documents. Plus: finding your way to a more nuanced understanding of language; the more you k…
 
Michael Epstein from online classroom space provider ClassIn joins me to talk about interactions in online classes. We talk about the potential of getting learners working alone in breakout rooms, preparing learners to work in groups online and making the best use of online tools like chat boxes during whole class interactions. For more podcast, vi…
 
Many articles have been published in the past few decades “debunking” the notion of learning styles. Yet, despite that, many teachers are reluctant to let go of the idea. Then what about differentiated learning? Well…"they" say that doesn’t work either. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Tony sits down with Prof. Alison Kitzman to try to sort this out.…
 
Asthenosphere, a geologist's term for the molten layer beneath the earth's crust, sparks a journey that stretches all the way from ancient Greece to the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Plus: What the heck is a dogberg? It's when a dog runs into you and knocks you over. This bit of slang was inspired by a professional wrestler who finished off his oppo…
 
I talk to regular guests Diedrick Van Gorp and Allan Crocker about the Zombies of language teaching: what are the ‘bad’ activities, ideas and practices in TEFL that just won’t die? Visit our website: www.tefltraininginstitute.com Support the show - buy me a coffee More about studying the Trinity Diploma in TESOL with Ross…
 
This is an audiobook extract of John F. Fanselow's 2017 title 'Small Changes in Teaching, Big Results in Learning,' presented by The TEFLology Podcast and read by John himself. In the last episode of the second part of this limited series, John reads from Chapter 8 section 2, a section called “Some ways to make small changes”. The audio presented t…
 
Breakout rooms are a great way to get your students communicating, and they're more likely to share and practice in small groups, but you can't just send them away and hope that it will work. In this episode, Brent & Ixchell talk with Savyonne Steindler about the ins and outs, the technical setups, and the activities you can do with breakout rooms …
 
If someone urges you to spill the tea, they probably don't want you tipping over a hot beverage. Originally, the tea here was the letter T, as in truth. To spill the T means to pass along truthful information. Plus, some delicious Italian idioms involving food. The Italian phrase that literally translates Eat the soup or jump out the window! means …
 
Going From Teacher To Business Owner (with Ed Dudley, Jake Whiddon & Peter Liu) Visit our website: www.tefltraininginstitute.com Support the show - buy me a coffee More about studying the Trinity Diploma in TESOL with Ross More from Ed Dudley More from Jake Whiddon Peter Liu from Owl ABC on starting a start-up Ross: Peter, you started your own busi…
 
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