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How to English: Teach and Learn with Gav & Em

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How to English: Teach and Learn with Gav & Em

How to English: Teach and Learn with Gav & Em

Gav & Em

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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

Latest Episodes

45. Teaching Kids (captioned)

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/2019/06/11/esl-english-learning-books-for-kids-beginners/ Oxford Picture Dictionary: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-oxford-picture-dictionary-for-kids-joan-ross-keyes/book/9780194349970.html Let’s Go Series: https://elt.oup.com/catalogue/items/global/young_learners/lets_go_fourth_edition/?cc=cz&selLanguage=cs Song: We're going on a bear hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QlAx20TvEI Kids peer teaching: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/peer-correction Useful Tips for Teaching ESL To Children: https://www.eslbase.com/teaching/teaching-esl-children

29 min5 d ago
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45. Teaching Kids (captioned)

44. Pressure (captioned)

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.synonyms.com/ Dictionary: https://www.dictionary.com Mice on wheels: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/21/science/study-shows-that-mice-run-for-fun-not-just-for-lab-work.html Dan Rather: The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth. https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/79856-the-dream-begins-with-a-teacher-who-believes-in-you#:~:text=%E2%80%9CThe%20dream%20begins%20with%20a%20teacher%20who%20believes%20in%20you,a%20sharp%20stick%20called%20truth.%E2%80%9D

30 min1 w ago
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44. Pressure (captioned)

43. Organising Stuff (captioned)

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

33 min2 w ago
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43. Organising Stuff (captioned)

42. Exam Skills (captioned)

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/cambridge-exams-essay-writing/?referralCode=61CF3E54ED5E94D2DECD Transcription with Audio: https://share.descript.com/view/eWd6VZPOHo0 References: Difference between TOEFL and IELTS: https://www.schoolapply.com/blog/posts/2017/january/ielts-vs-toefl-what-is-the-difference/ Cambridge exams information: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/ TOEFL exam information: https://www.ets.org/toefl Barron's TOEFL exam book: https://www.toeflresources.com/blog/review-barrons-toefl-ibt-17th-edition/ Best books for the IELTS exam: https://ieltsliz.com/recommended-books-for-ielts/ Mac...

33 min3 w ago
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42. Exam Skills (captioned)

41. What I Got from the CELTA (captioned)

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/ Details of the course:https://www.cactuslanguage.com/benefits-of-a-celta-online-course/ Pass rates of the CELTA internationally: https://passthecelta.com/faq/what-is-the-pass-rate/#:~:text=CELTA%20pass%20rates%20differ%20depending,candidates%20get%20a%20pass%20grade Amazing task based learning book: https://www.deltapublishing.co.uk/book/activities-for-task-based-learning-9783125017016/?page_id=1 CELTA preparation book: https://www.cambridge.org/gb/cambridgeenglish/catalog/cambridge-english-exams-ielts/celta-course

29 minOCT 24
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41. What I Got from the CELTA (captioned)

40. It's All About the Students (captioned)

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," quote: https://www.maryellencarsley.com/blog/i-am-still-learning-misattributed-to-michelangelo-di-lodovico-buonarroti-simoni Statistics on language learners: https://www.elc-schools.com/blog/4-reasons-why-learning-english-is-so-important/#:~:text=Knowing%20English%20increases%20your%20chances,entertainment%20as%20well%20as%20work! Why are students learning English: https://www.knowblereader.com/why-learn-english The world languages: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/04/23/the-worlds-languages-in-7-maps-and-charts/ 2 Billion English learners: https://w...

30 minOCT 17
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40. It's All About the Students (captioned)

39. The Environment

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=1a6Ctya2G TED Talk by David Barnum Rethinking Learning Environments: Community as Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98F2AxZwGAE Joe Wicks PE classes: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 How To Cultivate Environmental Awareness In Schools: https://www.greenschoolsalliance.org/blogs/60/628 English File, Unit 4A, Eco-Guilt, Upper-Intermediate, 3rd edition, Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig, Oxford. + future perfect/future continuous topic E-books or paper books: https://www.custommade.com/blog/e-readers-vs-print-books/ https://www.theguardian.com/...

29 minOCT 10
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39. The Environment

38. This Week Online

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/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/skype-for-business/download-app https://whereby.com/ Chunky book: http://www.owenhopkins.co.uk/architectural-styles

29 minOCT 3
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38. This Week Online

37. Money Matters

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 online as a non-native speaker: https://www.teachaway.com/blog/teach-english-online-non-native-speaker-jobs TEFL Equity: https://teflequityadvocates.com/ Money, p. 216, 3C, English File, Advanced, 3rd Edition, 2010, Teacher's Book Market Leader, Unit 6, p. 54, Intermediate, 3rd Edition, 2010, Student's Book Equity and Inclusion in Pronunciation teaching online conference on the 4th October: https://pronsig.iatefl.org/conf4oct2020/ It's illegal to advertise native only jobs: https://teflequityadvocates.com/2014/04/01/native-speakers-only-ads-and-eu-law/#:~:text=In%20its%20...

32 minSEP 26
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37. Money Matters

36. Wording

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, buffalo: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/18209/buffalo-buffalo-buffalo-buffalo-buffalo-buffalo-buffalo-buffalo Word forms grids: https://vocabularyhome.com/nouns/nouns-verbs-adjectives-and-adverbs/ (Old) English File, Unit 5 B, Intermediate, Bleep Game, OUP Oxford, 1999 New Cutting Edge, Intermediate, Unit 2, Study Practice, p134, Pearson, 2007 Inside Out, 9C, "Dominoes", Intermediate, Macmillan Education, 2000 https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/new-words-in-the-dictionary Podcast about words: https://www.theallusionist.org/ The word werewolf: https://qz...

29 minSEP 19
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36. Wording

Latest Episodes

45. Teaching Kids (captioned)

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/2019/06/11/esl-english-learning-books-for-kids-beginners/ Oxford Picture Dictionary: https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-oxford-picture-dictionary-for-kids-joan-ross-keyes/book/9780194349970.html Let’s Go Series: https://elt.oup.com/catalogue/items/global/young_learners/lets_go_fourth_edition/?cc=cz&selLanguage=cs Song: We're going on a bear hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QlAx20TvEI Kids peer teaching: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/peer-correction Useful Tips for Teaching ESL To Children: https://www.eslbase.com/teaching/teaching-esl-children

29 min5 d ago
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45. Teaching Kids (captioned)

44. Pressure (captioned)

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.synonyms.com/ Dictionary: https://www.dictionary.com Mice on wheels: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/21/science/study-shows-that-mice-run-for-fun-not-just-for-lab-work.html Dan Rather: The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth. https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/79856-the-dream-begins-with-a-teacher-who-believes-in-you#:~:text=%E2%80%9CThe%20dream%20begins%20with%20a%20teacher%20who%20believes%20in%20you,a%20sharp%20stick%20called%20truth.%E2%80%9D

30 min1 w ago
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44. Pressure (captioned)

43. Organising Stuff (captioned)

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

33 min2 w ago
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43. Organising Stuff (captioned)

42. Exam Skills (captioned)

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/cambridge-exams-essay-writing/?referralCode=61CF3E54ED5E94D2DECD Transcription with Audio: https://share.descript.com/view/eWd6VZPOHo0 References: Difference between TOEFL and IELTS: https://www.schoolapply.com/blog/posts/2017/january/ielts-vs-toefl-what-is-the-difference/ Cambridge exams information: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/ TOEFL exam information: https://www.ets.org/toefl Barron's TOEFL exam book: https://www.toeflresources.com/blog/review-barrons-toefl-ibt-17th-edition/ Best books for the IELTS exam: https://ieltsliz.com/recommended-books-for-ielts/ Mac...

33 min3 w ago
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42. Exam Skills (captioned)

41. What I Got from the CELTA (captioned)

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/ Details of the course:https://www.cactuslanguage.com/benefits-of-a-celta-online-course/ Pass rates of the CELTA internationally: https://passthecelta.com/faq/what-is-the-pass-rate/#:~:text=CELTA%20pass%20rates%20differ%20depending,candidates%20get%20a%20pass%20grade Amazing task based learning book: https://www.deltapublishing.co.uk/book/activities-for-task-based-learning-9783125017016/?page_id=1 CELTA preparation book: https://www.cambridge.org/gb/cambridgeenglish/catalog/cambridge-english-exams-ielts/celta-course

29 minOCT 24
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41. What I Got from the CELTA (captioned)

40. It's All About the Students (captioned)

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," quote: https://www.maryellencarsley.com/blog/i-am-still-learning-misattributed-to-michelangelo-di-lodovico-buonarroti-simoni Statistics on language learners: https://www.elc-schools.com/blog/4-reasons-why-learning-english-is-so-important/#:~:text=Knowing%20English%20increases%20your%20chances,entertainment%20as%20well%20as%20work! Why are students learning English: https://www.knowblereader.com/why-learn-english The world languages: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/04/23/the-worlds-languages-in-7-maps-and-charts/ 2 Billion English learners: https://w...

30 minOCT 17
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40. It's All About the Students (captioned)

39. The Environment

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=1a6Ctya2G TED Talk by David Barnum Rethinking Learning Environments: Community as Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98F2AxZwGAE Joe Wicks PE classes: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 How To Cultivate Environmental Awareness In Schools: https://www.greenschoolsalliance.org/blogs/60/628 English File, Unit 4A, Eco-Guilt, Upper-Intermediate, 3rd edition, Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig, Oxford. + future perfect/future continuous topic E-books or paper books: https://www.custommade.com/blog/e-readers-vs-print-books/ https://www.theguardian.com/...

29 minOCT 10
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39. The Environment

38. This Week Online

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/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/skype-for-business/download-app https://whereby.com/ Chunky book: http://www.owenhopkins.co.uk/architectural-styles

29 minOCT 3
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38. This Week Online

37. Money Matters

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 online as a non-native speaker: https://www.teachaway.com/blog/teach-english-online-non-native-speaker-jobs TEFL Equity: https://teflequityadvocates.com/ Money, p. 216, 3C, English File, Advanced, 3rd Edition, 2010, Teacher's Book Market Leader, Unit 6, p. 54, Intermediate, 3rd Edition, 2010, Student's Book Equity and Inclusion in Pronunciation teaching online conference on the 4th October: https://pronsig.iatefl.org/conf4oct2020/ It's illegal to advertise native only jobs: https://teflequityadvocates.com/2014/04/01/native-speakers-only-ads-and-eu-law/#:~:text=In%20its%20...

32 minSEP 26
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37. Money Matters

36. Wording

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, buffalo: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/18209/buffalo-buffalo-buffalo-buffalo-buffalo-buffalo-buffalo-buffalo Word forms grids: https://vocabularyhome.com/nouns/nouns-verbs-adjectives-and-adverbs/ (Old) English File, Unit 5 B, Intermediate, Bleep Game, OUP Oxford, 1999 New Cutting Edge, Intermediate, Unit 2, Study Practice, p134, Pearson, 2007 Inside Out, 9C, "Dominoes", Intermediate, Macmillan Education, 2000 https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/new-words-in-the-dictionary Podcast about words: https://www.theallusionist.org/ The word werewolf: https://qz...

29 minSEP 19
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36. Wording
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