How to English: Teach and Learn with Gav & Em

How to English: Teach and Learn with Gav & Em

Welcome to a podcast about English as a foreign language. Listen to two experienced teachers discussing the most important topics for both teachers and students. Each week they'll cover teaching techniques and learning tips. Whether you're up at the board, or behind the desk, you'll get something from Gav and Em's: How To English Podcast. Find them on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter/YouTube #howtoenglishpod Show your support here: https://ko-fi.com/howtoenglishpod

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July 16, 2021 40 min

Welcome everybody! Hello to all our new and returning listeners. For the summer Gav & Em are releasing fortnightly shows to share their knowledge on EFL teaching, introduce some awesome guest speakers and share some incredible music. The topic for this episode is idioms, which will leave you with a whole slew of new terms. This week's show also features a track from the amazing singer, songwriter and performer Gareth Evans-...

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Welcome Everybody! Gav & Em are delighted to be featuring Barbara from English Music Education in this special show all about music. How can we introduce our students to this wonderful world of melody and lyrics? How can learners improve their English through the study of music? Find out the answer to these questions and many more. Make sure you listen right to the end to enjoy Barbara's song: 2021 (Looking Through the Glas...

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Welcome everybody! In this episode Gav & Em mull on the following topics: How do you know the lesson is working? How do you make it natural? Universal topics. Body language. Engagement. Using music and film in class. Revision. Choosing the right teacher. Along with many other interesting topics. Sit back or get up and enjoy this month's How to English with Gav & Em.

Transcriptions here: https://share.descript.com/view/d...

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April 30, 2021 34 min

Welcome to this month's episode of How to Teach and learn. In this show, Gav & Em will answer questions and give advice on teaching and learning English. Topics include: which podcasts they listen to, giving yourself feedback on your progress, Em's apple box, and Gav's exercise bike! Tune in and enjoy: How to English!

Captions: https://share.descript.com/view/IvrHOwb1KGY

SmallBites podcast and Youtube: https://www.y...

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March 26, 2021 31 min

In this episode, Gav and Em discuss the topic of Bias. This week's special guest is Hedreich Nichols, a curriculum designer and Middle Years Program district edtech lead from North Texas. The author of What is Anti-racism? and What is the Black Lives Matter Movement? and also the host of Smallbites, a YouTube channel, and podcast. Enjoy Hedreich's show and Gav and Em's discussion on bias, favouritism, randomising, diver...

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February 26, 2021 29 min

Are you feeling weary and a bit worn out? Is the repetition of your work/life/studies getting you down? Gav and Em talk about both their teaching and learning experiences and how to avoid fatigue. Check out this month's episode of How to English for tons of tips on improving your teaching and learning. (Transcription: https://share.descript.com/view/a70KNfQnAbd)

References:

https://www.duolingo.com/

https://www.funeasylearn.com...

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January 29, 2021 28 min

Welcome back! Here is the second season of Gav & Em's How to English podcast. Join them as they discuss the topic of learning a language from the beginning. Click here for a transcription of the show!

References:

Pimsler: https://www.pimsleur.com/

Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/

101 Languages: https://www.101languages.net/

Fun Easy Learn: https://www.funeasylearn.com/

Michel Tomas: https://www.michelthomas.com/

Qualitie...

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December 25, 2020 40 min

In the final show of their first season, Gav & Em present the second part of teachers' and learners' top tips. Find wonderful tips and tricks to improving your teaching and learning English and other languages. That's all for now but remember they'll be back in the New Year with season two! Season's greetings and happy New Year to you all! from Gav & Em.

Transcription: 

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December 18, 2020 31 min

In this penultimate show of season one, Gav & Em ask their fellow teachers and student followers to share their top teaching and learning language tips. This week's fun-packed show won't fail to inspire and motivate your teaching and learning. Transcription: https://share.descript.com/view/h27eU8o3y69 Teachers and learners on Instagram: f.zamani1376nn https://www.instagram.com/f.zamani1376nn/ englisharthas https://www.i...

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This week Gav & Em review some of their favourite teaching and learning English books. The show includes a very special message from two of the authors of Raise Up! a diverse and representative series of student's course books.  Raise Up! visit their website: https://raiseupforelt.com/ James's ELT podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/3kZ6ubdXZipTx2YRdkvSud?si=fgys1lvWQbGZDK-oNn_0rA&utm_source=copy-link&...
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December 4, 2020 30 min

Are you a business person? Do you teach business English? What's the difference between general and business English? Find the answer to these and many more fascinating questions on this week's How to English with Gav & Em.

Running transcript and audio: https://share.descript.com/view/3jPU4OSrvYC

References:

Market Leader, third edition, Upper-Intermediate, Longman

New Cutting Edge, Upper-Intermediate, Pearson

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November 27, 2020 26 min
This week Gav & Em mull over the topic of topics. Hear about their lesson ideas and their students' favourite themes. Join them on this week's How to English: Teach and Learn with Gav & Em!  Captions and audio: https://share.descript.com/view/4Xjom9GLeDs References: BBC Recipes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes Food, Unit 1, English File, 3rd Edition, Intermediate, Oxford Festivals in Germany: https://cs.hotels.co...
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November 20, 2020 29 min

Are you teaching kids at the moment? Are your kids learning another language? How can you make learning more fun for young learners? Listen to Gav & Em reminisce on their kids' classes. Hear them share teaching and learning tips that you can apply to your classes. 

YouTube with Closed Captions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2koiQBo97o&t=625s

References:

Best books for kids: https://bilingualkidspot.com/2019/0...

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November 13, 2020 30 min
Do you feel under pressure as a learner or teacher? Is it pressure from your students, teacher, other teachers, company, or even the pressure you put on yourself? See if you can relate to Gav & Em as they discuss the pressure they experience, in this week's How to English. Need a transcription or subtitles? Check out their website: www.gavinruston.com or visit #howtoenglishpod on Youtube.  References:  Synonyms: https://www...
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November 6, 2020 33 min

Welcome everybody! In this week's episode, Gav and Em are trying to get their stuff in order. Are you looking for ways to organise your teaching or learning files? Do you need some tips on how to structure your class materials? Well, look no further, because Gav and Em have got exactly what you're looking for.

Transcription with audio: https://share.descript.com/view/xGWrFDzv0HD

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Are you taking an English exam? Do you need some tips on passing it? Have you taught TOEFL, IELTS, or the Cambridge exams? Have a listen to Gav & Em break down, and sum up the ins and outs of these exams. Featuring Dino (Koaching) from Udemy - an exam essay writing expert. Dino Koaching on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dinokoaching/ 

Dino's Udemy Cambridge Exams – Essay Writing Course: https://www.udemy.com/course/ca...

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Are you a teacher with a CELTA qualification? Are you thinking about taking the CELTA training course? Does your teacher have a CELTA or another teaching qualification? Whatever your certificate, listen to Gav and Em discuss their experiences of studying in another country to become teachers.

Transcription with audio: https://share.descript.com/view/AmKPNbWdx3q

References:

IH Budapest, teacher training: http://teacher-training.hu/

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Where would we be without students? Where would we be without teachers? Why are you learning English, and do you have any learning or teaching tips? Gav and Em, along with their amazing students, do their best to answer these and many other questions in this week's How to English - Teach and Learn with Gav & Em. 

Transcription with audio: https://share.descript.com/view/6yAcvGaxQqt

References: 

"I am still learning,"...

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October 9, 2020 29 min

How can you save the planet? What are your teaching tips on environmental topics? Have you studied and learnt about how to reduce your carbon footprint? This week, Gav and Em share their knowledge on this subject, reflecting on the spaces we work in and the ways we can learn about the effects we're having on the Earth. 

References:

Background ideas for online teachers: https://tr.pinterest.com/pin/28217935150687259/?nic_v2=...

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October 2, 2020 29 min

How was your week? There were plenty of ups and downs for Gav and Em. To find out the details, check out their show. Plus, you're in store for a quickfire Q&A and a language quiz for everyone to take part in. Good luck!

References:

Our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC82I7s6p3GnXv4iP5hkmXkA

This week's quiz: https://www.tefl.net/quizzes/terms-parts-of-speech.htm

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsof...

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