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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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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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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 11:24am JST

Episode 42: IATEFL2016 Conference Review with Sandy Millin

In this episode the TEFLologists spoke to blogger, author and presenter Sandy Millin about the recent IATEFL2016 conference that took place in Birmingham, UK earlier this month. Matthew and Rob spoke to Sandy over Skype and asked her to reflect on the conference themes, presentations that she saw, how her own presentation went, and what being an official blogger at the conference entailed. 

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 1:42pm JST

TEFL Interviews 19: Batia Laufer on Vocabulary Acquisition

In this episode we present an interview with Professor Batia Laufer. Batia Laufer is a professor at the University of Haifa, where she researches numerous topics in applied linguistics with a focus on vocabulary acquisition. Matt sat down with Professor Laufer and asked some questions about her career in language teaching and applied linguistics, and her work on vocabulary acquisition.

You can find out more about Professor Batia Laufer here.

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 6:27pm JST

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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TEFL, ESL, EFL, ELT, TESOL, Applied Linguistics

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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 TEFLology@gmail.com.

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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 teflology@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @TEFLology. Please also don't forget to check out our new website at www.teflology-podcast.com.

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

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss David Cameron's plan to spend 20,000,000 pounds on the language learning of Muslim women, the life and work of the Hellenistic grammarian and this week's TEFL pioneer Dionysius Thorax, and the super secret experimental C group.

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TEFL, ESL, EFL, ELT, TESOL, Applied Linguistics

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:26am JST

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss issues in computer mediated communication (or CMC), the life and work of this week's TEFL pioneer Joseph Wright, and an article about reflective practice in ELTJ.

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TEFL, ESL, EFL, ELT, TESOL, Applied Linguistics

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:56am JST

TEFL Interviews 17: Joan Kang Shin on Teaching Young Learners and Online Teacher Training

In the third and final of our JALT 2015 special episodes we present an interview conducted with Joan Kang Shin. Dr. Shin is a professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and is an expert on teaching English to young learners, as well as being heavily involved in online teaching and teacher training. Matthew and Rob met Dr. Shin at the JALT 2015 conference in Shizuoka, Japan, and asked her some questions about her work. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to teflology@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @TEFLology. Please also don't forget to check out our new website at www.teflology-podcast.com.

You can find out more about Dr. Shin at her website.

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 6:26pm JST