The TEFLology Podcast
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.

 

 

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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

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:18am JST

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss the recent ELTon awards, the life of this week's TEFL pioneer Thomas Prendergast, and the lexical approach to teaching. 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_26.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:36am JST

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss a story about the evoltion of language on the internet, the life of this week's TEFL pioneer Lionel Billows, and the much-maligned "suggestopedia" methodology. 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_25.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:18am JST

In this episode we present an interview conducted with Dr. Anna Siyanova while she was in Tokyo to give a talk. Matt asked Dr. Siyanova some questions about the importance of teaching multi-word expressions to students. 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: Anna_Siyanova_Interview.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:07am JST

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss The Guardian's seven issues in language learning, the life of today's TEFL pioneer David Crystal, and the idea of using augmented reality in the 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_24.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:29am JST

In this episode the TEFLologists discuss Zoltan Dornyei's new concept of Direct Motivational Current (or DMC), the latin teaching techniques of our most ancient TEFL pioneer to date Ælfric of Eynsham, and some news about International Mother Language Day. 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

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Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:58am JST

In this episode we present an interview conducted with Professor Adrian Holliday at Canterbury Christ Church University in the UK. Rob asked Dr. Holliday some questions about his 1994 book Appropriate Methodology and Social Context, and how his views have changed since its publication. 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: Holliday_Interview.m4a
Category:TESOL -- posted at: 9:16am JST