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... Show More

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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: 

https://share.descript.com/view/sQ...

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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/

Transcription and audio:

https://share.descript.com/view/Wt9wMSv4ox0

English File, Oxford University Press: https://elt.oup.com/catalogue/it...

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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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September 25, 2020 32 min

What springs to mind when you think of money when learning or teaching English? In this week's show, Gav and Em reflect on how they present money in their lessons and the topic of money disparities within the TEFL industry. If you'd like to voice your opinion, visit our Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube channel to leave a comment. 

Reference: 

Zdenek's English Podcast: https://zdeneksenglishpodcast.podbean.com/

English on...

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September 18, 2020 29 min

Welcome back to How to English with Gav & Em. In this episode, you'll hear all about new words, word forms, and where words fit into sentences. Plus plenty of ways to practice in the classroom for both teachers and students. Headphones on, sit back, and enjoy!

References:

Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Waterson: https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1993/01/25

Buffalo, buffalo, buffalo, buffalo, buffalo, buffalo, buffalo, buffa...

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September 11, 2020 25 min

Welcome Everybody! This week, Gav and Em pick apart the timeless theme of evergreen teaching and learning. Just what does it mean to have evergreen topics, techniques and issues? Join them for a teaching and learning adventure on How to English with Gav & Em.

Pop Idol winner Will Young: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5xLMNbN9V8

Evergreen topics for students: https://www.fluentu.com/blog/educator-english/esl-discussion-top...

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September 4, 2020 30 min

How do you keep your English lessons fresh, fun and up-to-date? Delve into the world of language acquisition with Gav and Em. This week they'll give their take on how to keep your classes and lessons fresh and avoid stagnation. Take a seat and enjoy! 

References: 

How air quality affects students' ability: http://www.developmentchannel.org/2019/12/23/3-105/ Why you should provide learning objectives: https://www.edglossary....

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August 28, 2020 28 min

Are you ready for a teaching and learning experience? After years of practicing her skills, Em is going to demonstrate one of her many techniques for teaching. Listen, laugh and learn along with this week's episode of How to English with Gav & Em.

References:

In Company , Intermediate, Teacher's Book, 2nd Edition, page T161. Macmillan (2002).

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