Best Tesol podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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Masters of TESOL
The biggest brains in TESOL spill the beans on the most effective way of teaching English as a Foreign Language.
The weekly question-led podcast that offers practical advice, ideas and resources to teachers of English as a foreign language.
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show series The self-styled ‘bad boy’ of language teaching, Thomas Farrell, dropped by my office to take about self reflection. What do we do in the classroom and, importantly, WHY do we do it? Who are YOU as a teacher and what do YOU bring into the classroom? Start addi ...…
Eve and Laura share ideas on how to resolve common classroom management problems when working with adult learners.
Liam from Black Box Education shares advice and ideas on how to integrate drama into language lessons. This is part 2 of 2 episodes on Drama and TESOL. Read the blog here.
Liam from Black Box Education shares advice and ideas on how to integrate drama into language lessons. This is part 1 of 2 episodes on Drama and TESOL. Read the blog here.
Eve shares her experience of living and teaching TESOL in Spanish speaking countries across the world and gives advice to teachers who are interested in working there.
Special guest, Tom Garside, tells us why explanations of language don't work and suggests three simple steps we can follow when introducing new vocabulary or grammar to our learners. Order Tom's book here.
Special guest, Timothy Loo, reflects on his time in TEFL, the transferable skills he gained, and offers advice on how to make the most of a career in TEFL. Read The Telegraph article here. Permalink
Eve and Laura review the different type of questions we ask in class and how we can use questions to develop learners' critical thinking skills.
Eve and Laura talk about how to stage a lesson using PPP, the type of tasks we can use, and what to keep in mind to ensure a PPP lesson is successful.
Special guest, Bryan, reflects on his experience in finding LGBT inclusive communities while traveling and teaching English all over the world over the last 15 years. Well, discourse markers are kinda a feature of, like, natural speech in, you know, basically every language. Jon Campbell-Larsen takes us through the how and why of teaching Discourse Markers. Here is a link to an example of how to scaffold students practi ...… How effective is using English language TV in helping students improve their pronunciation? Well, Reichmuth & Hanf actually did some research and the results are in. How I Met Your Mother! Another quickie from the last KOTESOL conference. ...…
Plurals are easy, right? There’s one or there’s more than one… pretty straight forward. “All”, “every”, “All the” “each” – that’s pretty simple too, isn’t it? Well, hold on to something sturdy as Eytan Zweig gets you to think a little deeper about how we both form and understand language. The literal meaning (semantics) and the meaning of the u ...…
In the first of this batch of hit-n-run quickie interviews from the KOTESOL conference in Seoul at the end of 2016, I spoke to Justin McKibben about how we can expand students roles. By giving students certain speaking tasks the traditional classroom would consider a teacher’s job, we can vastly increase student talk time and give them a broade ...…
In this end-of-year episode, we get the funnier side of teaching English with stories from listeners and future interviewees. Special thanks to Grace, Thomas, Matthew, Jon, Fergal, James, Mierkamil, Oksana, Jacob, Roger, Gordon, and Jake. We cover accidental ph ...…
I’m making a Christmas episode of the podcast and I need your help. Yes, YOU. The person reading this right now. Don’t look around, I’m talking to you~! As serious, devoted education professionals, we all love hearing about things going wrong or weird in a lesson, so the end-of-y ...…
This episode, we start with a little experiment and get more interactive. Let us know what country you thought the music originated in at @MOTcast with the hashtag #motesol . I’ll put up the results on ...… @MOTcast Now on Instagram! Once again, I got lost in the labyrinthian corridors of the University of York Language & Linguistic Science department, this time to speak to Tamar Keren-Portnoy about first language acquisition. There’s a lot of si ...… This episode, I speak to University of York’s Heather Marsden about the controversial Critical Period hypothesis. This theory suggests that there is a limited age at which we can learn a second language, after which it grows increasingly di ...… @MOTcast Subscribe on iTunes I’m alive! Back after five months with a quickie that (hopefully) gives us a foundation for a deeper look at this topic later this year with a real expert. We’re looking at TESTING & EVALUATION – The main priciples in ...… Subscribe on iTunes Follow me on Twitter – @MOTcast To a monolingual, being bilingual or multilingual seems magical. More than one language in one head – no one can live at that speed! As a result, some unusual misconceptions have grown around linguistic ph ...… [This episode follows up on issues first covered in episode 4 with Jennifer Jenkins.] English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) is a perplexing thing. It’s not an approach. It’s not a methodology. It’s a perspective. So there’s nothing for teac ...… In this episode we hear from TESOL methodology trainer Tom Randolph about some of the reasons ESL / EFL lessons don’t succeed, and how to avoid it happening. I chip in with my own experience as a teacher trainer based on the classes I have monitored that ...… As teachers, we need to be aware of how students are learning. Different brain systems need to work together in order to retain information and, most importantly, integrate it into existing systems. So, what is the best approach for teachers to gi ...… One of the most overlooked elements of teaching spoken language is intonation. Yet it’s extremely important for conveying meaning. Traditional methods of teaching intonation tended to be simple listen-and-repest drills. Our guest for this episode, Prof. Dor ...… English as a Lingua Franca – ELF – is English as a shared language (usually) between non-native speakers. As English becomes more and more globalised, we question whether the Native Speaker model should be the goal in the classroom. Prof. Je ...… Hands up if you’ve been properly trained on giving feedback on students’ writing… Yep, not many of us. Ahmar Mahboob gives a valuable insight into the most effective approach. Below are some links where you can get a more in depth look at his approac ...… In class, we point behind us to represent the past. Forward for the future. But, other than Total Physical Response, how else can we use gestures? Scott Thornbury is the second of my “ambush interviews”. His current workshop revolves around using ...… Here is the first episode of the MOT podcast. If you like it, please SUBSCRIBE! Follow the podcast on @MOTcast Now, us teachers use a lot of visual media in our classes, but have you ever thought about how you’re phrasing the questions? A pre ...…
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