The TEFLology Podcast

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

In this episode, Matthew charts the history of the Cambridge Main Suite exams, Matt leads a discussion on the mental health issues in ELT, and Rob introduces The Committee of 12 as his pioneer(s).

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Lizzie Pinard's article 

Sandy Millin's list of links

Sarah Mercer's IATEFL plenary

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 3:38pm JST

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

In this episode, Rob reviews a debate about the relevance or irrelevance of academic research for English language reachers. Matt leads a discussion about the use of textbooks in the classroom. Finally, Matthew charts the life and work of Lambert Sauveur. 

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 3:47pm JST

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

Today we are very happy to bring you an interview with Professor Masaki Oda. The interview was conducted at Tamagawa University in Machida, near Tokyo, Japan, where Professor Oda performs two roles. First, he is a Professor of Applied Linguistics in the College of Humanities, where he teaches undergraduate courses in linguistics and post-graduate courses in language teaching. Second, he is the founder and Director of the Center for English as a Lingua Franca, also known as “CELF”, which provides English language education, through an ELF-based approach, for all departments in the university.

Professor Oda’s main interests are English as a Lingua Franca, English language education policies in Japan, and other sociopolitical issues in the world of language teaching and teacher training. He has written a number of publications on these topics, as well as presenting about them at conferences around the world. He is also director of academic exchanges of JACET (the Japanese association of college English teachers) and vice president for membership of Asia TEFL.

Matthew spoke with him during a lunch break at the 2017 CELF-ELTama Forum for English Language Teaching

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 4:57pm JST

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

In this episode, Matthew shares information about some new English learning ventures, Matt discusses the life and work of Peter Strevens, and Rob unpacks Post-human Applied Linguistics.

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 5:05pm JST

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

In this episode, Matthew revisits the topic of ELF, Rob reveals the life and work of L.A. Hill, and Matt reviews a study about how perceptions of status alter one's voice pitches in interviews.

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:37am JST

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

Today we bring you an interview recorded at the independent ExciteELT conference held in Tokyo in June, with two of the invited speakers Chia Suan Chong and Mike Hogan. Chia is a freelance communication, business, and intercultural skills trainer, as well as resident blogger for etprofessional.com. Mike is an international team and leadership trainer, as well as an author of numerous books and articles related to business communication. The pair both live and work in York, in the United Kingdom, and are involved with the York Associates - a course provider in professional English and international communication training. 

I asked Chia and Mike some questions about their work in more detail, please enjoy!

More information about Chia can be found here

More information about Mike can be found here

For information about the ExciteELT conference, please look here

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 2:01pm JST

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

In this episode, Rob reviews the latest updates to the Oxford English dictionary, Matt explores the ideas of sustained learning, and Matthew talks about the life and work of Indian grammarian Pāṇini. 

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 3:53pm JST

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

In this episode, Matthew reviews the ELTons2017 awards, Rob leads a discussion on English-only policies, and Matt talks about the work of Leo Van Lier.

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The Leo Van Lier interview Matt mentioned in his section can be found here

Rob's section was recorded live at the independent ExcitELT conference.

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 12:36pm JST

Today we are delighted to bring you an interview with Professor Jennifer Jenkins. The interview was conducted at the University of Southampton in the south of England, where Jennifer is the Chair of Global Englishes and Director of the Centre for Global Englishes. 

Jennifer’s main research interest is Global Englishes, and in particular, English as a Lingua Franca. More recently, Jennifer has studied English language policies in higher education, and the implications of the spread of English and use of ELF for international and home students in both British universities and English medium universities in Europe and East Asia. 

Jennifer has written a number of notable publications about the aforementioned subjects, including 2000’s The phonology of English as an international language: new models, new norms, new goals, 2007’s English as a Lingua Franca: attitude and identity, and 2015’s Global Englishes: A resource book for students. 

In the interview, I asked Jennifer questions about the development of ELF research, it’s perceptions in the wider field, and some research that Professor Jenkins is currently conducting. 

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More about Jennifer Jenkins can be found here

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 6:14pm JST

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

In this episode, Matt reflects on his experience of attending a conference, Rob charts the contribution of Eilhard Lubinus to the field, and Matthew brings up the topic of job interviews in ELT. 

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Direct download: Episode_61.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 8:32am JST