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ESL Teacher Talk provides free broadcasts for ESL teachers on topics such as classroom management, lesson planning advice, job search tips and more. Listen on-line or download to your iPod or mp3 player and go! You will also find interviews with the top names in ESL. Each broadcast contains a feature game or activity that you can use in your lessons with supporting downloads, materials and videos. ESL Teacher Talk is hosted by 2 veteran ESL teachers that run a combined 4 ESL teaching sites. With almost 15 years of ESL teaching experience, your hosts look at teaching English from the trenches and provide insight and fresh ideas for the beginner teacher to the ESL pro.

ESL Teacher Talk provides free broadcasts for ESL teachers on topics such as classroom management, lesson planning advice, job search tips and more. Listen on-line or download to your iPod or mp3 player and go! You will also find interviews with the top names in ESL. Each broadcast contains a feature game or activity that you can use in your lessons with supporting downloads, materials and videos. ESL Teacher Talk is hosted by 2 veteran ESL teachers that run a combined 4 ESL teaching sites. With almost 15 years of ESL teaching experience, your hosts look at teaching English from the trenches and provide insight and fresh ideas for the beginner teacher to the ESL pro.
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United States

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ESL Teacher Talk provides free broadcasts for ESL teachers on topics such as classroom management, lesson planning advice, job search tips and more. Listen on-line or download to your iPod or mp3 player and go! You will also find interviews with the top names in ESL. Each broadcast contains a feature game or activity that you can use in your lessons with supporting downloads, materials and videos. ESL Teacher Talk is hosted by 2 veteran ESL teachers that run a combined 4 ESL teaching sites. With almost 15 years of ESL teaching experience, your hosts look at teaching English from the trenches and provide insight and fresh ideas for the beginner teacher to the ESL pro.

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English


Episodes

Dolch Sight Words – Using them in ESL classes

5/31/2010
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Listen to the show. This show starts off with a quick discussion about the new teacher tips video blog that Matt has put together on DreamEnglish.com called the Teach Kids English Show. They are short 3-4 minute videos packed full of tips for teachers that are teaching young learners. Talking briefly about MES-English‘s 5th anniversary […]

High grammar but low speaking competence

3/15/2010
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Listen to the show. This week we welcome Dave from http://www.learnenglish-online.com. Dave is working at a language school and international high school in Canada. Additionally he runs his own website for students to “learn English online.” We’ll talk a bit about his website and also in general about website building/promotion later in the show. In […]

Teaching holidays

2/4/2010
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Listen to the show. Even though it’s February, happy New Year! Valentine’s Day is on the way and Mark has a new site with some cool teacher tools. Print With My Pic.com allows you to add your photo to cards, calendars or certificates. Since Valentine’s is just around the corner, why not send your Valentine […]

Motivating students

12/13/2009
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Listen to the show. Christmas is upon us … ho! ho! ho! Merry Christmas everybody! Tis the season, so Matt has a new Christmas Song for you to download and use in your classes: Merry Christmas! It’s a play-like song with speaking, actions and a matching picture book! There are a few more resources discussed […]

Teaching toddlers, 2-3 year olds

11/14/2009
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Listen to the show. This show was recorded back in the summer and a few shows got bumped up, so if you feel we’ve gone back in time, I guess we have 🙂 But first, we of course have some new things on the web to talk about … Check those out at the end […]

Teaching communication strategies

10/9/2009
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Listen to the show. Happy fall everybody! We’ll get back to fall and Halloween for the games of the week, but Matt has some great news for you. He’s finished and launched Dream English volume 3. There is a download pack on his website and it contains all of the songs from the 3 CDs […]

Teaching the Past Tense

8/31/2009
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Listen to the show. Mark starts off the show with a description of a few new things MES English has to offer its users. In the show Mark has gone over his speaking first curriculum and now some of that is listed on the MES English website with links to all of the resources and […]

Using Chants to Teach

7/9/2009
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Listen to the show. Matt has a few new songs on Dream English for younger children (shapes and more.) There’s also a little discussion on the benefits of using children’s songs . Dream English has 40+ free downloadable chants. They are very popular for teaching languages and Matt and Mark go over teaching with chants. […]

Teaching the Present Continuous

6/11/2009
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Listen to the show. The show starts off with unseasonable weather and a circus but moves quickly into this show’s theme, the present continuous. Matt and Mark go over: presenting the target language orally why teach the present continuous early on in your curriculum teaching and explaining the grammar using only English forming questions and […]

Teaching Thematic Units

5/7/2009
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Listen to the show. Matt has added some new simple easy songs for 1-3 year old classes. Mark and Matt cover creating thematic units. This show covers what a thematic unit is, what the goals of a thematic unit should be, and what you need to get your thematic unit off the ground. Mark covers […]

MES curriculum – A non-textbook approach part 2

4/22/2009
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Listen to the show. Mark has added some phonics games for students at Fun Fonix.com. This show discusses MES-English.com‘s curriculum for young learners. This is the second part of teaching without a textbook or teaching oral English only. For the first episode of this check here. The curriculum covers core sections: content – vocabulary target […]

Explaining activities just using English

4/9/2009
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Listen to the show. This show Mark explains some new features to the free word search maker at Tools for Educators. It really makes a word search a worksheet but keeps it fun. Matt has opened a new website Kids English Books.com and there you can find simple stories to download or use online. This […]

Teaching ‘do’ verbs

3/24/2009
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Listen to the show. This show Mark and Matt have a few new things on their websites for visitors. Matt has a new Skidamarink Song up on Free ABC Songs and Mark posted a new book to the Fun Fonix website. This week’s show covers the ‘do’ verbs. We discuss: teaching the concept of ‘do’ […]

Teaching the verb ‘be’

3/5/2009
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Listen to the show. This show Mark and Matt have a few new things on their websites for visitors. Matt has put up some new videos to match the Dream English songs. Some of the videos have ‘live performances and some utelize images. Please check them out. Mark has added some worksheet makers to Fun […]

MES curriculum – A non-textbook approach part 1

2/18/2009
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Listen to the show. This show discusses MES-English.com‘s curriculum for young learners. It’s the first steps for teaching without a course book or for teachers who are thrown into a teaching situation where there is no set curriculum or textbook. The curriculum covers core sections: content – vocabulary target language – phrases, questions, speech acts […]

Season 3 Premiere – Dream English

2/4/2009
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Listen to the show. Welcome back for Season 3 of ESL Teacher Talk! If you’re new to ETT, then … just Welcome! 🙂 In Season 3 we have a new co-host, Matt of Dream English.com. With Matt and the other ETT co-hosts, we hope to cover some smaller areas of teaching English. We will be […]

The Communicative Approach

10/16/2008
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Listen to the show. This is the end of Season 2 here at ESL Teacher Talk. This week we talk about the communicative approach. We cover: what the communicative approach is the theory behind the communicative approach and what it’s supposed to do the 5 main points of the communicative approach how the communicative approach […]

Teaching Methodologies: Total Physical Response

8/26/2008
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Listen to the show. Total Physical Response (TPR) is a methodology made famous by James Ashner. It’s teaching style based on kinestetic learning. Teachers speak and students respond in some manner physically. We cover: what TPR is the theory behind TPR and what it’s supposed to do how TPR can be used in your lessons […]

Exam Preparation

7/24/2008
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Listen to the show. This week’s show we welcome John Marks from www.eltgames.com and www.langwichscool.com and we discuss exam preparation courses. In this show we discuss some ideas on how to organize and exam prep course, what are some key points to include, how to maintain motivation, some ideas for the interview sections and more. […]

Teaching Methodologies – Suggestopedia

7/10/2008
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Listen to the show. This week’s show is almost the end of our teaching methodolgies series. Today we offer … Suggestodepia We cover: what suggestopedia is how does a suggestopedia lesson run the principles of the method what are the main benefits, claims, and criticisms of the method We’d definitely like to hear what you […]