The TEFLology Podcast

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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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 8:32am JST

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

This episode features a conversation between Matt and three of the four authors of the Let’s Go series for young learners of English - Ritsuko Nakata, Karen Frazier Tsai and Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto at the TESOL convention that took place in Seattle earlier this year. Along with Carolyn Graham, the group continue to work on the popular Let’s Go series, now in it’s 4th edition with Oxford University Press.  

Matt asked the three authors about the background and development of Let’s Go, and about the influence that the series has had. Matt was supported by his daughter in asking questions, stay tuned to the end to hear a special question from her. 

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More information about 'Let's Go' can be found here

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 3:07pm JST

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

We're pleased to be bringing you our 30th interview episode, featuring Dr. John Kullman.

John is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of English and Language Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University. His main research interests are in intercultural communication, cultural aspects of language learning and teaching and materials, mentoring in different contexts, and course design. John has also worked in a number of countries on projects and consultancies relating to English language curriculum development and course design, teacher education, trainer training and ELT management.

In this interview Rob spoke to John about critical issues in, and related to ELT textbooks. This interview was recorded in Canterbury earlier this spring. 

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 12:29pm JST

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

In this episode Matt talks about Tim Johns' contribution to teaching and learning (with the help of John Higgins), Matthew reviews the TEFL Exchange website, and Rob describes CAP - a new theoretical model proposed by Jason Anderson.  

Listen to entire talk from John Higgins about Tim Johns here.

Read about CAP here. Jason can also be contacted by email.

Visit TEFL Exchange website here.

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 3:16pm JST

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

In this episode Rob and Matt ask questions to Matthew about his experience of participating at the TESOL2017 International Convention in Seattle in March. While Matthew was at the conference he met and chatted with Miguel Mendoza. The pair talked about a variety of topics together, ranging from English teaching in Venezuela, to professional development. 

You can follow Miguel Mendoza on Twitter at @mike08 and on Instagram  

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 8:11pm JST

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

In this episode, the three TEFLologists find out about Contrastive Analysis, talk about the work of bishop and grammarian Robert Lowth, and discuss the debate about linguistic injustice in academic publishing. 

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 6:07pm JST

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

In episode 56, the TEFLologists discuss the beliefs of philosopher John Locke, think about language assessment and testing, and take a look at some TESOL organisation press releases in response to president Donald Trump.

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 7:52pm JST

TEFL Interviews 29: Anne Burns on Action Research

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

Today we bring you an interview with Professor Anne Burns from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Anne has written extensively about Action Research (AR) in ELT, including 2010’s Doing action research in English language teaching. A guide for practitioners, and 2015’s Perspectives on action research books. Anne has also collaborated with numerous educators around the world in overseeing and working on various research initiatives. Professor Burns has also chaired the TESOL Research Standing Committee, as well as being a member of the AILA Executive Board. 

Matt spoke to Anne during a visit to Japan in November 2016, at Soka University, where she was teaching a course on the Masters in TESOL program as a visiting professor. 

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 11:44am JST

BONUS Episode 55: A Duoethnography by Marek Kiczkowiak & Robert Lowe

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

In this bonus episode, Rob and Marek Kiczkowiak present an audio version of their recently published duoethnographic study: Native-speakerism and the complexity of personal experience: A duo ethnographic study.

Marek is founder of TEFL Equity Advocates and co-host of The TEFL Show podcast. Marek previously appeared on our podcast as a guest host, the episode can be found and listened to here.

The article can be viewed for free here.

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 3:44pm JST