The TEFLology Podcast

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss the 'Crazy English' method of language learning, the life and work of the French teacher and language teaching pioneer Jean Manesca, and the book "Men and Masculinities in Global English Language Teaching' by Roslyn Appleby.

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:24am JST

In this episode, the TEFLologists review two books and a webinar related to ELT. First we take a look at "A History of Applied Linguistics: From 1980 to the present" by Kees de Bot. After that we discuss a recent webinar by former interviewee Richard Smith on ELT historiography, and finally we review the book "Teacher Evaluation in Second Language Education". If you would like to contact us please send an email to

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:44am JST

In this episode we present an interview conducted with David Block. David Block is a research professor of sociolinguistics at the University of Lleida through ICREA in Spain, and is the author of numerous books including The Social Turn in Second Language Acquisition, Second Language Identities, and Neoliberalism and Applied Linguistics. Matthew and Rob met Dr. Block after a talk he gave at International Christian University in Japan, and asked him some questions about the topic of his latest book, Social Class in Applied Linguistics. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to or follow us on Twitter @TEFLology. Please also don't forget to check out our new website at

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 10:23am JST