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The TEFL Training Institute centers around one big idea – helping teachers develop. If you're a TEFL teacher, trainer or manager and you're looking for new ideas, you've come to the right place. With hosts Ross Thorburn and Tracy Yu.

The TEFL Training Institute centers around one big idea – helping teachers develop. If you're a TEFL teacher, trainer or manager and you're looking for new ideas, you've come to the right place. With hosts Ross Thorburn and Tracy Yu.
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Location:

China

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The TEFL Training Institute centers around one big idea – helping teachers develop. If you're a TEFL teacher, trainer or manager and you're looking for new ideas, you've come to the right place. With hosts Ross Thorburn and Tracy Yu.

Language:

English

Contact:

+44 1738634343


Episodes

Highlights From IATEFL 2018 in Brighton (Part 1)

4/29/2018
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Didn’t make it to Brighton for this year’s IATEFL conference? We chat with returning guests and friends Dave Weller, Simon Galloway and Felicity Pyatt and new guest Will Ferguson about the best ideas and concepts from the IATEFL’s 52nd annual conference.

Duration:00:23:05

Podcast: How to Start Thinking Straight - Cognitive Biases for Teachers, Trainers & Managers (with Simon Galloway)

4/8/2018
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Cognitive biases screw up our thinking. They make us make bad decisions, come to wrong wrong conclusions and for the most part we're completely unaware of them. This week we speak with Trinity DipTESOL course Director Simon Galloway about cognitive biases for teachers, cognitive biases for trainers and cognitive biases for managers and how to avoid them and start thinking more clearly.

Duration:00:22:48

Podcast: Is "Less" Soemtimes "More" In Teaching, Training and Management?

3/18/2018
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We look at minimalist approaches to teaching, training and management and discuss examples of when less busy means more efficiency.

Duration:00:22:23

The "Native" / "Non-Native" English Teacher Debate (with Dave Weller)

2/25/2018
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What are the real differences between "native" and "non-native" English teachers? How did we end up with these distinctions in our industry? And what should we be doing about discrimination? We meet with Dave Weller to discuss the issues surrounding "native" and "non-native" English teachers such as attitudes of parents and teachers, the responsibilities of language schools and how to change opinions.

Duration:00:21:34

Podcast: Personalizing Learning, Development and Work

2/4/2018
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Personalization is in every aspect of our lives; the clothes we wear, the TV we watch, the podcasts we listen to. But what about in language teaching? In this episode we discuss how teachers can personalize lessons and materials for students, how trainers can personalize development for teachers and how managers can personalize work for their staff.

Podcast: Teaching Writing to the Students We Forgot

1/14/2018
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Why don't we teach writing more? Is writing less interesting than other skills? Or less useful? Or just harder to teach? We (Ross, Tracy and Matt Courtois) speak to published author and ESL writing specialist David Tait about how to teach writing and the students who thrive when writing that we forget about when teaching speaking.

Duration:00:23:15

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