The TEFLology Podcast (tesol)

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss some new research into bilingualism and brain growth, the benefits of TESOL diplomas and Master's degrees, and the work of our first living TEFL pioneer, Nobuyuki Hino. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to teflology@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @TEFLology.

 

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

Direct download: TEFLology_Episode_9.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:30am JST

In this episode we present two interviews conducted at the second international symposium on native-speakerism held at Saga University, Japan. Matt and Rob spoke to Stephanie Ann Houghton and Enric Llurda about native-speakerism, non-native speakers in language teaching, English as a lingua franca, and intercultural communication. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to teflology@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @TEFLology.

 

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

Direct download: Native-speakerism_Special.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 5:52pm JST

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss the TPR (or 'Total Physical Response') methodology, the 16th century grammarian and spelling reformer William Bullokar, and a recent case of TEFL teachers smuggling drugs into South Korea. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to teflology@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @TEFLology.

 

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

Direct download: TEFLology_Episode_8_2.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 4:11pm JST

In this episode, the TEFLologists discuss the methodology of Community Language Learning, the story of the Thomasites and their work establishing English-medium education in the Philippines, and a recent study investigating language learning motivation in China. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to teflology@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @TEFLology.

 

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

Direct download: TEFLology_Episode_7.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 8:51am JST

In this episode Matthew and Rob caught up with Prof. Craig Smith at this year's JACET (Japan Association of College English Teachers) convention in Hiroshima. In the interview  Professor Craig Smith talks about the role of peace-building conferences and their relationship to language education in Japan. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to teflology@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @TEFLology.

For more information about JUEMUN (Japan University English Model United Nations), please visit <juemun.weebly.com> 

We'd like to thank Prof. Craig Smith once again for giving us his time. 

 

 

Direct download: Craig_Smith_Interview.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 1:10pm JST

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss the life of John Haycraft and the founding of International House, the pros and cons of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), and the use of Duolingo in language testing. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to teflology@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @TEFLology.

 

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

Direct download: TEFLology_Episode_6.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 2:07am JST

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss the life and work of TEFL pioneer Francois Gouin, the benefits of unplugged teaching (Dogme) versus computer-assisted language learning (CALL), and the rise of Chinese linguistic nationalism in opposition to English loanwords. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to teflology@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @TEFLology.

 

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

Direct download: TEFLology_Episode_5.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 8:36am JST

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss the use of the Silent Way methodology in ELT classrooms, ponder the causes and implications of the growing TESOL industry in the Philippines, and provide an overview of the life and times of this week's TEFL pioneer, the impressively-named Maximilian Delphinius Berlitz. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to teflology@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @TEFLology.

 

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

Direct download: TEFLology_Episode_4.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 8:45am JST

In this episode, the TEFLologists discuss whether magic pills can help people to learn a second language, the relationship between evangelical Christians and ELT, and the life and work of this week's TEFL pioneer Charles Fries (or Fries). If you would like to contact us, please send an email to teflology@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @TEFLology.

 

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

Direct download: TEFLology_Episode_3.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 10:17am JST

In this episode, the TEFLologists discuss Stephen Bax's alleged decoding of the Voynich manuscript, the pros and cons of Extensive Reading (ER), and the life and career of this week's TEFL pioneer Henry Sweet. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to teflology@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @TEFLology. 

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

Direct download: 7-pod202.m4a_128kb.mp3
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 3:54pm JST