The TEFLology Podcast
TEFL Interviews 14: Geoff Jordan on Teachers, Textbooks, and Power in ELT

In this episode we present an interview conducted with Geoff Jordan. Geoff Jordan is an associate tutor at the University of Leicester, a well-known blogger, and the author of "Theory Construction in Second Language Acquisition". Matthew spoke to Geoff over Skype and asked him some questions about his career, and about his opinions on teachers, textbooks, and power in the ELT industry.. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to teflology@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @TEFLology.

 

You can find Geoff Jordan's Blog here: https://canlloparot.wordpress.com

His book is available on Amazon here: Theory Construction in Second Language Acquisition 

Direct download: Geoff_Jordan_Interview.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:00am JST

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss some research about claimed universals of language, the life and work of this week's TEFL pioneer Stephen Pit Corder, and The work done by Assistant Language Teachers. 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_32.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:11am JST

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss Alistair Pennycook's new book 'Language and Mobility: Unexpected Places', the life and work of this week's TEFL pioneer John Amos Comenius, and discuss Intercultural Communicative Competence. 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_31.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:54am JST

TEFL Interviews 13: Thomas Farrell on Reflective Practice in TESOL

In this episode we present an interview conducted with Thomas Farrell. Thomas Farrell is a professor of applied linguistics at Brock University in Canada and an expert on reflective practice in TESOL. Rob and Matt met with Tom in Japan and asked him some questions about his career, and about his research into reflective practice and teacher education. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to teflology@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @TEFLology.

 

Direct download: Farrell_Interview_3.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:28am JST

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss a news story about the status of English in Tanzania, the life and work of this week's TEFL pioneer St. Augustine of Hippo, and some ideas about the teaching of grammar and grammatical syllabuses. 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_30.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:00am JST

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss a news story about the most popular new words among young people, the life and work of this week's TEFL pioneer Michael West, and some ideas about how to integrate blind students into the EFL classroom. 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_29.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 11:52am JST

TEFL Interviews 12: Scott Thornbury on the ELT Industry

In this episode we present an interview conducted with Scott Thornbury, who is a well known author, teacher trainer, and professor at The New School. Matt and Matthew ask Scott about his career, his thoughts on English Language Teaching, and about the ELT industry in general. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to teflology@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @TEFLology.

 

 

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

In this episode, for one week only, the TEFLologists are replaced by guest presenters Michael Griffin and Anna Loseva, who discuss blogging, being connected, and their journeys as teachers. To find out more about Anna and Michael please visit their blogs.

Michael Griffin's blog

Anna Losevas blog

We spoke to the pair at the EFL teacher journeys conference organised by the JALT Teacher Education and Development SIG, and we would like to thank Mike Ellis for allowing us the time and space to record the episode.

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_28_2.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:35am JST

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss a news story about the divisive nature of English in the Middle East, the life and work of this week's TEFL pioneer A.S. Hornby, and some ideas about where to get started in ELT publishing. 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_27.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:20am JST

TEFL Interviews 11: Richard Smith on ELT History

In this episode we present an interview conducted with Dr. Richard Smith from the University of Warwick about his research into the history of the English teaching profession, and why he thinks knowledge of our past is relevant for teachers today. 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: Richard_Smith.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:18am JST