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TEFL Training Institute Podcast

TEFL Training Institute

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TEFL Training Institute Podcast
TEFL Training Institute Podcast

TEFL Training Institute Podcast

TEFL Training Institute

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Every day, language teachers grade their language to help students understand complicated concepts in a simple way. Very few TEFL authors are able to do the same. 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 you want to become a better teacher, trainer or manager, start here. With hosts Ross Thorburn and Tracy Yu.

Latest Episodes

What’s the best way to learn a language?

We challenged each other to fit everything we could about language learning onto a single page of A4 paper, then compare our notes over a marathon 59 minutes. For maximum effect, prepare your own notes on “What’s the Best Way to Learn a Language” before you listen.

59 MIN1 weeks ago
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What’s the best way to learn a language?

Technology in Education Part II - Fad? (with Ray Davila)

We talk about what gets neglected instead of technology (where did the budget for those interactive whiteboards come from anyway?!), the effects on how teachers are assessed and evaluated and if technology might eliminate the need to learn a language altogether in the near future…

-1 s3 weeks ago
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Technology in Education Part II - Fad? (with Ray Davila)

Technology in Language Education Part I - Future (with Ray Davila)

In the first of two parts, we discuss all that is good about technology, before being as cynical as possible in part two.

-1 sSEP 9
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Technology in Language Education Part I - Future (with Ray Davila)

Principles for Vocabulary Teaching (with Hugh Dellar)

Hugh Dellar talks to us about the principals behind vocabulary teaching, the dangers of teaching lexical sets and why we might be better off teaching more words and fewer meanings.

14 MINAUG 26
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Principles for Vocabulary Teaching (with Hugh Dellar)

Why Students Don't Like Language Class (With Dave Weller)

We discuss what we can apply to the language classroom from Daniel Willingham’s book “Why Don't Students Like School?”, with friend of the podcast (and Daniel Willingham fan), Dave Weller

14 MINAUG 12
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Why Students Don't Like Language Class (With Dave Weller)

Do Your Homework! (with Penny Ur)

I've never met a teacher who doesn't have to give homework to their students. But advice on giving homework is as uncommon in teacher education as homework is common in classrooms.

14 MINJUL 29
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Do Your Homework! (with Penny Ur)

What Have You Changed Your Mind About (with Carol Lethaby, Dave Weller, Karin Xie, Matt Courtois, Paul Nation & Simon Galloway)

Over the course of 35 minutes in our longest episode ever, Carol Lethaby, Dave Weller, Karin Xie, Matt Courtois, Paul Nation and Simon Galloway discuss grammar teaching, teaching roles, the Dunning–Kruger effect, communicative language teaching and more

32 MINJUL 15
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What Have You Changed Your Mind About (with Carol Lethaby, Dave Weller, Karin Xie, Matt Courtois, Paul Nation & Simon Galloway)

Principles For Designing Better Tasks (with Dave Weller)

Excited students, lots of talking, creative craft activities equals a successful lesson, right? Maybe not.

14 MINJUL 1
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Principles For Designing Better Tasks (with Dave Weller)

How Do L2 Users Think Differently from Monolinguals? (Vivian Cook’s Career Highlights)

Professor Cook tells us about his own experiences as a language learner, teacher and researcher and what has changed in language teaching over the course of his career.

14 MINJUN 17
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How Do L2 Users Think Differently from Monolinguals? (Vivian Cook’s Career Highlights)

Getting Time on Your Side (with Allan Crocker)

In this episode Ross and Trinity CertTESOL course director Allan Crocker discuss the issues related to time; how time influences how we teach, the problems it causes and how we can spend it better.

14 MINJUN 3
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Getting Time on Your Side (with Allan Crocker)

Latest Episodes

What’s the best way to learn a language?

We challenged each other to fit everything we could about language learning onto a single page of A4 paper, then compare our notes over a marathon 59 minutes. For maximum effect, prepare your own notes on “What’s the Best Way to Learn a Language” before you listen.

59 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
What’s the best way to learn a language?

Technology in Education Part II - Fad? (with Ray Davila)

We talk about what gets neglected instead of technology (where did the budget for those interactive whiteboards come from anyway?!), the effects on how teachers are assessed and evaluated and if technology might eliminate the need to learn a language altogether in the near future…

-1 s3 weeks ago
Comments
Technology in Education Part II - Fad? (with Ray Davila)

Technology in Language Education Part I - Future (with Ray Davila)

In the first of two parts, we discuss all that is good about technology, before being as cynical as possible in part two.

-1 sSEP 9
Comments
Technology in Language Education Part I - Future (with Ray Davila)

Principles for Vocabulary Teaching (with Hugh Dellar)

Hugh Dellar talks to us about the principals behind vocabulary teaching, the dangers of teaching lexical sets and why we might be better off teaching more words and fewer meanings.

14 MINAUG 26
Comments
Principles for Vocabulary Teaching (with Hugh Dellar)

Why Students Don't Like Language Class (With Dave Weller)

We discuss what we can apply to the language classroom from Daniel Willingham’s book “Why Don't Students Like School?”, with friend of the podcast (and Daniel Willingham fan), Dave Weller

14 MINAUG 12
Comments
Why Students Don't Like Language Class (With Dave Weller)

Do Your Homework! (with Penny Ur)

I've never met a teacher who doesn't have to give homework to their students. But advice on giving homework is as uncommon in teacher education as homework is common in classrooms.

14 MINJUL 29
Comments
Do Your Homework! (with Penny Ur)

What Have You Changed Your Mind About (with Carol Lethaby, Dave Weller, Karin Xie, Matt Courtois, Paul Nation & Simon Galloway)

Over the course of 35 minutes in our longest episode ever, Carol Lethaby, Dave Weller, Karin Xie, Matt Courtois, Paul Nation and Simon Galloway discuss grammar teaching, teaching roles, the Dunning–Kruger effect, communicative language teaching and more

32 MINJUL 15
Comments
What Have You Changed Your Mind About (with Carol Lethaby, Dave Weller, Karin Xie, Matt Courtois, Paul Nation & Simon Galloway)

Principles For Designing Better Tasks (with Dave Weller)

Excited students, lots of talking, creative craft activities equals a successful lesson, right? Maybe not.

14 MINJUL 1
Comments
Principles For Designing Better Tasks (with Dave Weller)

How Do L2 Users Think Differently from Monolinguals? (Vivian Cook’s Career Highlights)

Professor Cook tells us about his own experiences as a language learner, teacher and researcher and what has changed in language teaching over the course of his career.

14 MINJUN 17
Comments
How Do L2 Users Think Differently from Monolinguals? (Vivian Cook’s Career Highlights)

Getting Time on Your Side (with Allan Crocker)

In this episode Ross and Trinity CertTESOL course director Allan Crocker discuss the issues related to time; how time influences how we teach, the problems it causes and how we can spend it better.

14 MINJUN 3
Comments
Getting Time on Your Side (with Allan Crocker)