The TEFLology Podcast

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

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

In episode 54, the TEFLologists take a look at the minimal language of Toki Pona - devised by Sonja Lang, think about the research method of Duoethnography, and discuss the work of Robert C. Gardner and his contribution to our field.

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 3:30pm JST

Episode 53: Wilga M. Rivers, Female Dialogue in Films, and Teaching Organizations

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

In this episode, the TEFLologists discuss Wilga M. Rivers' contribution to the field of English teaching, the amount of male and female dialogue in recent films and textbooks, and the benefits of joining professional teaching organizations. 

Amber Thomas' article can be found here.

More about Wilga Rivers can be found here.

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 7:15pm JST

TEFL Interviews 28: BONUS! Forum Discussion (Live at JALT 2016)

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

Today we bring you a bonus podcast episode, a recording of the interviewee and audience discussion/Q&A that took place after our interviews at our forum - 'Teacher Interviews: Stories of Transformation,' at the JALT2016 conference in Nagoya. 

This episodes contains a variety of questions from the audience, some additional questions from us, and a lively exchange between our three forum participants: Sarah Mercer, Ryuko Kubota, and JD Brown. We hope you enjoy it!

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 1:57pm JST

TEFL Interviews 27: JD Brown (Live at JALT 2016)

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

Today we bring you the final of our three interviews conducted as part of our forum 'Teacher Interviews: Stories of Transformation,' at the JALT2016 conference in Nagoya. 

In this episode, Matthew speaks to JD Brown. JD works at the University of Hawaii as a member of the influential Department of Second Language Studies. JD's diverse research interests include language curriculum development, language testing, language testing in Japan, testing L2 pragmatics, performance testing, and mixed methods research; topics of which are discussed in this episode's interview. JD was a plenary speaker at this year's JALT conference, information about his presentation can be found here. More information about JD Brown, his publications, and his research can be found at his homepage.

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 8:55pm JST

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

Today we bring you the second of our three interviews conducted as part of our forum 'Teacher Interviews: Stories of Transformation,' at the JALT2016 conference in Nagoya. 

In this episode, Rob speaks to Ryuko Kubota. Dr. Kubota works in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include race and racism in TESOL, multilingualism, and neoliberalism in ELT. Dr. Kubota was a featured speaker to this year's JALT conference, where she spoke about neoliberalism in language teaching and critical awareness of language myths. More information about Dr. Kubota, her publications, and her research can be found at her homepage

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 8:28am JST

TEFL Interviews 25: Sarah Mercer (Live at JALT 2016)

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

Today we bring you the first of our three interviews conducted as part of our forum 'Teacher Interviews: Stories of Transformation,' at the JALT2016 conference in Nagoya. 

In this episode, Matt speaks to Sarah Mercer. Sarah works at the University of Graz in Austria as the head of ELT Methodology. Sarah's research interests include learner self-concept, complexity, psychology in language learning, as well as teacher/learner mindset. Sarah was a featured speaker to this year's JALT conference, information about her sessions can be found here. More information about Sarah, he publications, and her research can be found at her homepage

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 5:30pm JST