The TEFLology Podcast

The TEFLology Podcast

The TEFLology Podcast 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. Email: teflology@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter @TEFLology

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March 20, 2022 75 min

Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. In today’s episode we look at the topic of accessibility and inclusivity in the classroom, and are pleased to be joined in our discussion by Dr Judit Kormos.

Judit is a professor and the Director of Studies for the MA TESOL Distance programme at the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster Unive...

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Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. 

In today’s episode we get to grips with language assessment and testing, and are pleased to be joined by Dr Talia Issacs.

Talia principally works as associate professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL in the Culture, Communication, and Media department at University College London’s Institute of Education. She’s...

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December 19, 2021 85 min

Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. 

In this episode, we're joined by Dr Sin Wang Chong.

Sin Wang is an assistant professor in School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen's University Belfast. Sin Wang’s research interests include assessment feedback in higher education, educational/language assessment, qualitative research...

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Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. 

This episode marks the start of our change in format.

Today’s episode considers the environment, climate change, sustainability, and other green matters with regard to the ELT industry and teaching practice, and features our guest - Harry Waters. 

Based in Spain, Harry has been working in the TEFL world for over ...

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September 17, 2021 61 min

Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters.

After a long hiatus from podcasting, we're happy to return! In this second part of Ep. 109, we catch-up with each other's recent research interest and reading activities. 

Thanks for sticking with us! Or, if you're joining us for the first time, you're most welcome! Please enjoy this episode. 

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August 31, 2021 33 min

Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters.

After a long hiatus from podcasting, we're happy to return! In this episode, which is the first of two parts, we catch-up with each other about we've been doing during our time of absence, and we introduce details about the new format to our show. 

Thanks for sticking with us! Or, if you're joining us...

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Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast! 

In this episode, Matt speaks to Ashley R. Moore. 

Ashley is a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia. His research interests include critical pedagogy, inclusive education, the role of hidden identities in language classrooms, and queer issues in language education, amongst other topics. He has published in TESOL Quarterly, the ELT Journal, and the Modern Language Journal. 

In th...

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Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters.

In this episode, Matt talks about contributions of L.G. Alexander, Rob leads a discussion about top-down and bottom-up approaches to curriculum design and organisation, and Matt shares a news story about critical language learning. 

Enjoy!

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Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters.

In this episode, Matthew leads a discussion about the use of presentations in language learning, Rob introduces the work of Aristophanes of Byzantium, and Matt reflects on a recent study related to teacher wellbeing. 

Enjoy!

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Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast! 

In this episode, Matthew speaks to Dr Rasha Halat. 

Rasha was Education Department chairperson at the Lebanese International University, Bekaa Campus, for eight years, and is currently teaching at the Lebanese University. Rasha has worked in the field of education for over 20 years, with 16 at university level teaching future TEFL Teachers. She has also worked in a variety of teacher training...

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December 14, 2020 59 min

Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast! A podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters.

The current uncertain situation has meant, at times, that institutions may not have treated their workers fairly and respectfully, and in some cases, may have acted illegally. As a result, unions have found themselves continuing to play a pivotal and important role in supporting and standing up for the rights of t...

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Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters.

In this episode, Rob talks about a news story related to labour disputes between teachers and private language schools, Matt leads a discussion about homework, and Matthew explores the work of two pioneers from the Prague Linguistic Circle. 

Enjoy!

This episode was recorded remotely online via Zencastr. 

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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 written articles in top tier publications and his research interests concern race, iden...

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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 to you is an abridged arrangement of the written book version. 

Enjoy! 

C...

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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 latest episode of the second part of this limited series, John reads from Chapter 8 section 1, a section called “Small changes, resulting in big results”. The audio presented to you is an abridged arrangement of the written book version. 

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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 first episode of the second part of this limited series, John reads from Chapter 7, section 4, a section called “very good, great job, excellent”. The audio you hear is an abridged arrangement of the written book version. 

Enjoy! 

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Today we bring you an interview with Dr Dario Banegas. Dario is a lecturer in in TESOL with the School of Education at the University of Strathclyde. His main areas of expertise and interest include CLIL, teaching young learners, initial English language teacher education, and professional development through action research. 

In this interview, Rob asks questions to Dario about action research of English language teaching practiti...

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August 28, 2020 36 min

Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast! 

This episode is a pilot live show, in which we opened up our recording session for people to listen in and contribute to. 

In this final instalment of the three parts, we speak to Saurabh Anand about reading and writing-related strategies around the concept of World Englishes. Saurabh is a teacher and doctoral student at the University of Georgia.

This episode was recorded with Zencastr. 

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August 20, 2020 32 min

Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast! 

This episode is a pilot live show, in which we opened up our recording session for people to listen in and contribute to. 

In this second of three parts, Rob raises the topic of improvisation in language teaching. Our guests, along with Matthew and Matt, all contributed ideas to the topic, helping to consider the theme from a variety of perspectives. 

This episode was recorded with Zencastr. 

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August 10, 2020 35 min

Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast! 

This episode is a pilot live show, in which we opened up our recording session for people to listen in and contribute to. 

This first of three parts features Helen MacIntyre. Helen is a CELTA teacher trainer based in Vancouver. Helen got in contact with us via email and we were pleased to feature her as our first guest on this inaugural live show. We asked Helen about her experiences of teach...

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