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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/
 
We are an American-Japanese team, who are creating a podcast meant for those wanting to learn English, Japanese, or both. We will mainly focus on news, grammar, and culture. Also, We'll talk about linguistics! このポッドキャストは日本人のAzumiとアメリカ人のクリスが、英語と日本語を勉強するみなさんに、週1回1つのテーマを英語と日本語別々のエピソードでお届けする約25分の番組です。日本語や英語を話す皆さんのコミュニティとなるようなポッドキャストを目指しています!あなたも一緒にCode-switching Butterflyになりましょう!
 
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 ...
 
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Dr. Katie Toppel (@Katietoppel) is a language specialist serving multilingual learners in Oregon. She is the co-founder and leader of #MLLChat_BkClub on Twitter and co-author of the book DIY PD: A Guide to Self-Directed Learning for Educators of Multilingual Learners along with Carol Salva and Tan Huynh. Join us as we discuss littles and the approa…
 
I speak with Rhonda Oliver, SLA expert with young learners about tasks and interactions with young learners. Does speaking with other students help students learn language? How can teachers design tasks which students will find interesting? And which students should teachers pair their students with to get the most out of group work tasks? Visit Rh…
 
There are myriad mobile apps for language learning, but how do we know which ones are effective? In this episode we revisit the use of mobile assisted language learning (MALL) and take a look at different applications students can use to support their language learning. Want to support the show? Subscribe on Patreon or Buy us a Coffee…
 
How can teacher education help make teachers more autonomous? How do observations from supervisors and student testing encroach on teachers’ decision making? And how can observations and testing be redesigned to give teachers the freedom to teach students the way they need to be taught? For more podcasts, videos and blogs, visit our website Support…
 
Wendy tells us about how young learners' home lives affect their development, how the expectations of teachers and materials writers can effect student achievement and the problems associated with one size fits all curricula and coursebooks For more podcasts, videos and blogs, visit our website Support the podcast – buy us a coffee! Develop yoursel…
 
We're celebrating 50 episodes of DIESOL by reflecting on the last couple of years. Brent & Ixchell contemplate how they've grown as podcasters, as trainers, and of course, as classroom teachers. A lot has changed since the DIESOL launched 50 episodes ago, including your ever vigilant hosts. Listen in for a consideration of those changes, and an enc…
 
Parents are one of the most important factors in determining how successful students are. In this episode, Jake Whiddon and I discuss how to involve parents in young learners’ learning. Why is it important to involve students' parents in language learning? How can we demonstrate learning to parents? What can teachers do to help parents understand l…
 
Dave Weller and I discuss the most useful questions teachers should ask themselves to reflect, what needs to be in place before teachers can reflect and what stimuli can help to prompt reflection. Check out Dave’s book: Reflective Teaching Journal For more podcasts, videos and blogs, visit our website Inside Online Language Teaching: Conversations …
 
Face to face instruction, online instruction, and “hybrid” models all now face new challenges. Ixchell & Brent explore what new classes might look like and how to make adjustments for the current sea change in education. In this episode they look at classroom behavior, expectations, assessment, grades, deadlines and more. Then they discuss how to u…
 
How can we help students improve their listening and reading? Traditionally, teachers teach skills like predicting, skimming, scanning and guessing from context. In this episode, Michael Swan presents reasons why we should avoid this approach, the reasons students find comprehension difficult and what alternative approach teachers should take to im…
 
In the latest episode of Developod, James, Christina and Tania reflect back on our interviews with ELT influencers. With contributions from Thais, Jo and Oleg, they look back on what we learnt from speaking to these experts. If you want to participate in future interviews, let us know by emailing us at tdsig.podcast@iatefl.org - we’d love to hear f…
 
Thom Kiddle from NILE joins me to talk about what assessments should measure. Should we separate skills or integrate them? Should language tests measure how complex learners can make their speech, or how well they can adapt their speech to the listener? And when is it useful to test grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation? Check out all the tutor led…
 
In this episode we get to ask Larry Ferlazzo himself his thoughts on getting ready for a new school year amidst the aftermath of a pandemic year. Larry teaches English, Social Studies and International Baccalaureate classes to ELs and mainstream students at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California. He is a prolific writer in the world o…
 
Letterland teacher trainer Lesley White tells Ross about phonics. We touch on the history, the advantages of phonics over other approaches, different options to teachers within the phonics system and some of the differences between learning to read in your first language and in your second language. For more podcasts, videos and blogs, visit our we…
 
In our final episode of SUMMER OF SAMR we look at the fourth level of the SAMR model: Redefinition. Redefinition can seem like a heavy lift, so we're breaking it down for you here to help you see what Redefinition assignments might look like. Support the show: Subscribe on Patreon or Buy us a CoffeeBy Ixchell Reyes & Brent Warner
 
Jake Whiddon joins me to talk about using storybooks in class. So many schools have graded readers, but so few teachers use these in class. Graded readers can be used with students of any age group and any level. They’re a great alternative to the coursebook and a contextualized way of presenting new language. In this episode, you’ll hear a simple …
 
Please come to Azumi's new webpage!! She will provide a lot of materials for Japanese learners and English learners!!! https://www.azumiism.com/ Please come check us out on discord. わたしたちのDiscordにぜひ参加してください。https://discord.gg/b4yjrM8q24 DiscordはアプリとWebで楽しむことができます。By Chris, Azumi
 
A lot of us dread it. What if there was another way of managers helping teachers to improving their teaching without ever needing to sit in the classroom, an approach that means observing teachers actually makes if for supervisors to do their jobs? Mario Rinvolucri tells us more… For more podcasts, videos and blogs, visit our website Support the po…
 
Sarah Fisher is an ESL Instructor, Online writing Instructor, former French Instructor, a Wakelet Ambassador, an Adobe Creative Educator, and is a certified Google, Mote, and Flipgrid educator. But the path to becoming a technology leader was not obvious: before the pandemic, Sarah didn't even know how to update her iPhone. Still, when opportunity …
 
I talk with Kirsten Campbell about app-based learning for adults. We discuss best practices in app design, the forgetting curve, how much vocabulary students can learn at once and how some of these principles can be used by classroom teachers. Inside Online Language Teaching: Conversations About the Future That Became the Present Support the podcas…
 
We speak with Edmund Dudley, John Hughes, Matt Courtois, Brian Tomlinson, Ben Beaumont, Dave Weller, Wendy Arnold, Debbie Hepplewhite, Ray Davila and Diederik Van Gorp and ask them all the same question: “What’s your favorite language teaching activity?” For more podcasts, videos and blogs, visit our website Support the podcast – buy us a coffee! D…
 
In our second episode of SUMMER OF SAMR we revisit the third level of the SAMR model: Modification. Modification takes us into the transformational phase of the model, but how is that different than Substitution and Augmentation (Episode 43)? What would assignments look like in Modification? Join us to find out! Support the show: Subscribe on Patre…
 
Dave Weller joins me to discuss making the best use of interaction patterns. We look at how shifting interaction patterns can create room for creativity, which students to pair with which and how many students should we put in a group. Essential Classroom Management Inside Online Language Teaching: Conversations About the Future That Became the Pre…
 
In this episode we hear from the speakers at our upcoming TDSIG PCE. Uniquely, this year the event will be held after the main IATEFL conference, and it promises to be a great day with Divya Madhavan, Michael Stout, Elena Ončevska Ager and Nermine Abd Elkader providing the talks. Listen to learn more about their presentations, and we’ll see you on …
 
Peter Sommerville and I discuss the online teaching quality: a strange mix of data and student satisfaction that determines how many classes online teachers get and even how much they are paid. Inside Online Language Teaching: Conversations About the Future That Became the Present Get 10% off a 120 TESOL course with Train the Teacher. Use this link…
 
Martin Ricardo Cisneros (@TheTechProfe) is a Modern Learning Advisor, speaker, and Director of IT. Listen in to a high-energy conversation as he shares the changing history of tech in language learning and ways to engage. Show Notes available at DIESOL.org/44 If you're so inclined, you can support the show: Visit our Patreon (and listen in to the b…
 
This week we look at coaching. Coaching is a common management and educational tool, but what exactly is coaching? Niamh Ryan joins me to talk about what coaches do and don’t do, the benefits of coaching, what questions can you ask during a coaching session and in what situations should we avoid coaching? For more podcasts, videos and blogs, visit …
 
Thom Kiddle from NILE joins me to talk about physical learning environments and the impact they can have on learning. As teachers, we spend so much time thinking about learning activities, materials and methods, but what if our students aren’t learning because they aren’t getting enough light or oxygen? Inside Online Language Teaching: Conversation…
 
The 2020 Pandemic forced many English Language Teachers to use digital tools to facilitate the delivery of content. However, what kind of framework exists to make sure we aren't using at tool simply because it's popular, but because it can help us enhance the learning experience for the student? The SAMR model is still relatively unrecognized by ma…
 
Michael Epstein joins me to discuss motivating students online. How can teachers create a group dynamic in online classes? How can only classes reduce learner anxiety? And how can teachers form better relationships with their students online? Check out my book: Inside Online Language Teaching For a free standard account at ClassIn, click here…
 
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