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Episode 49: PPP, Technology Review, and Braj Kachru

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

In today's episode, Rob discusses PPP, charting the popularity and relevance of the teaching approach. Matthew reviews the latest technology available for language learning, exploring some new apps and web-based services. Finally, Matt describes the life and work of pioneer Braj Kachru, who sadly passed away earlier this summer. 

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Direct download: Episode_49.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 10:01am JST

TEFL Interviews 22: Denise Murray on Computers in ELT

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 Dr. Denise Murray. Denise works as a TESOL professor at Anaheim University. She is also the former president of the TESOL organisation from 1996-1997. Her primary areas of research include computer-assisted language learning (CALL), cross-cultural literacy, society and technology, and leadership in education. She has published her work in 17 books and more than 100 articles in professional journals, as book chapters, or conference proceedings.

Rob sat down and spoke with Denise during an Anaheim University conference held in Tokyo, Japan earlier this summer. Rob asked Denise questions about the impact of computers in English language learning and teaching. 

More information about Denise can be found here

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Direct download: Murray_Interview.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 7:26am JST

Episode 48: Pokemon Go, Tsuda Umeko, and Storytelling

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

In episode 48 the TEFLologists talk about the global craze of Pokemon Go and how it could apply to language learning and teaching, the life and work of educator Tsuda Umeko who revolutionised English education for females in Japan, as well as a discussion about how being a good storyteller could make you more attractive.

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Direct download: Episode_48.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 10:53am JST

Episode 47: Alan Waters, Oral Proficiency Exams, and Theresa May

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

In episode 47 the TEFLologists talk about the life and work of pioneer Alan Waters, who sadly passed away earlier in July. The pros and cons of being and examiner and examinee of English oral proficiency exams are also discussed, as well as musings on how the actions of newly appointed British prime minister Teresa May may affect international students coming to the UK to study. 

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Direct download: Epiosde_47_New.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 2:49pm JST

TEFL Interviews 21: Shawn Loewen on Instructed Second Language Acquisition

Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast! 

Today we bring you an interview Dr. Shawn Loewen. Shawn works on the Second Language Studies program at Michigan State University. His primary area of research is Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA), particularly in relation to classroom interaction, as well as L2 instructional practices, including visual input enhancement, corrective feedback, and task-based interaction. 

Matt sat down and spoke with Shawn during a weekend-long seminar that he was giving at Temple University, Japan earlier this spring. Matt asked Shawn questions about ISLA, as well as related matters. 

Shawn's book which is discussed in this episode is available here. More information about Shawn can be found here. 

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 10:58am JST

In this hurriedly-recorded episode of the TEFLology podcast, the three TEFLologists speculate about what effect the result of the UK leaving the EU is likely to have on the ELT industry. Matthew also spoke to Jo Gakonga from http://www.elt-training.com about feedback training, and her new website: www.teacherfeedback.org

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Direct download: Ep.46_2.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 8:25am JST

In this episode we bring you an episode recorded at the 5th annual EFL Teacher Journeys Conference in Hiroshima, Japan. Matt and Rob were there to present, and managed to grab some mini-interviews with conference attendees and presenters, as well as speaking about their own presentations. In order, this episode contains interviews with:

Mike Ellis (JALT Teacher Education and Development SIG)

David Paul (Language Teaching Professionals)

Richard Pinner (Sophia University)

Monika Szirmai (Hiroshima International University)

Tats Paul Nagasaka (Rikkyo University)

Matthew Turner (Rikkyo University)

Robert Lowe (Tokyo Kasei University)

We would like to thank Mike Ellis for allowing us the time and space to record the episode.

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Direct download: Episode_45.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 12:26pm JST

Episode 44: Ruth Wajnryb, Basic English, and Bidialectism

In this episode, the TEFLologists discuss the life and work of Australian educator Ruth Wajnryb, Basic English - an international auxiliary language, and the results of a recent study on Bidialectism. 

A link to Ruth Wajnryb's book discussed in Matt's section can be found here.

More information about Basic English can be found here.

The bidialectism study that Matthew looked at can be found here

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Direct download: TEFLology_Episode_44.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm JST

TEFL Interviews 20: Jane Spiro on Creativity and Reflection

Today we bring you an interview with Dr. Jane Spiro. Jane works at Oxford Brookes University in the UK, where she is currently a Reader in Education and TESOL within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is also the programme leader for the MA in Education and TESOL. She is the author of Creative Poetry Writing and Changing Methodologies in TESOL, as well as being a novelist and poet. Her research interests include teacher narratives, reflective practice and the connections between being creative practitioners and educators in language curriculums. All topics of which are touched upon in this episode’s interview. Matt caught up with Jane last November, before she was due to present as a featured speaker at the JALT 2015 conference.

You can find out more about Jane Spiro here.

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Direct download: Spiro_Interview.mp3
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 4:37pm JST

Episode 43: EAP with Russ Mayne

In this episode, the TEFLologists were joined by Russ Mayne on his recent visit to Japan. Russ works at the University of Leicester where he teaches on an EAP program amongst other courses. Russ is also popularly known for his blog: Evidence Based EFL, in which he looks at language teaching through an evidence-based lens. Russ also tweets @ebefl

The TEFLologists quizzed Russ on what it was like to make the transition back to a home country having lived and taught abroad, and about his views on EAP: English for Academic Purposes.

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Direct download: TEFLology_Episode_43.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 11:24am JST

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