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Episode 82: Thomas Farrell

10/10/2018
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Welcome to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. In this episode, Matt and Matthew (no Rob) sit down and chat with Thomas S. C. Farrell. Matt and Matthew talked with Tom about a session that attended of his the previous week. More information about Tom can be found here. Our previous episode with him can be listened to here. - - - Buy our e-book - Podcasting and Professional Development: A Guide for English Language...

Duration:00:30:15

TEFL Interviews 45: Ema Ushioda on Motivation

9/26/2018
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Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. Today we bring you an interview with Dr. Ema Ushioda. Ema is the director of the Centre of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick. Her research interests include language, culture and identity, and particularly motivational perspectives on engaging with different languages and cultures, as well as issues of motivation and autonomy in language learning and...

Duration:00:34:14

Episode 81: Sandra Savignon, Fun, and Filipino Teachers in China

9/12/2018
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Welcome to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. In this episode, Matt introduces the life and work of SANDRA SAVIGNON, Matthew discusses the idea of FUN in the language class, and Rob talks FILIPINO TEACHERS IN CHINA. Enjoy! Here is a link to the news article from Rob's section Information about Sandra Savignon can be found here. - - - Buy our e-book - Podcasting and Professional Development: A Guide for English...

Duration:00:34:25

Episode 80: Language Policy, Frederic G. Cassidy, and Duoethnographic Projects

8/29/2018
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Welcome to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. In this episode, Matt reviews an article about LANGUAGE POLICY, Matthew introduces the life and work of FREDERIC G. CASSIDY, and Rob talks about doing DUOETHNOGRAPHIC PROJECTS in the language classroom. Enjoy! The article Matt reviewed is here: https://academic.oup.com/eltj/article-abstract/72/3/249/4924747 Here is a link to Rob's article:...

Duration:00:50:35

TEFL Interviews 44: Simon Borg on Teacher Cognition & Research

8/11/2018
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Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. Today we bring you an interview with Dr. Simon Borg. Simon is a visiting professor at the University of Leeds, and principally works as an ELT consultant. The main focus of his consultancy and academic work today is professional development for English language teachers. Simon specialises in teacher education and professional development, teacher research, and research...

Duration:00:37:13

Episode 79: Polyglots, Andy Kirkpatrick, and English Dominance

8/1/2018
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Welcome to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. In this episode, Matthew reviews an article about the DOMINANCE of the ENGLISH language, Rob reflects on the life and work of ANDY KIRKPATRICK, and Matt leads a discussion about POLYGLOTS. Enjoy! The article Matthew refers to can be read here. More information on Andy Kirkpatrick can be fond here. Buy our e-book – Podcasting and Professional Development: A Guide for...

Duration:00:47:22

Episode 78: World Cup, Jim Cummins, and Critical Thinking

7/18/2018
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Welcome to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. In this episode, Rob talks about Google Translation uses at the recent World Cup, Matt reflects on the work of Jim Cummins, and Matthew leads a discussion on Critical Thinking. Enjoy! The news article Rob refers to can be read here. More information on Jim Cummins can be fond here. Nigel Caplan's thoughts on Critical Thinking here. Buy our e-book – Podcasting and...

Duration:00:50:17

TEFL Interviews 43: Victoria Clark on Language Assessment

7/3/2018
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Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. Today we bring you an interview with Dr. Victoria Clark. Victoria has worked as the East Asia Assessment Development Manager for East Asia, for the British Council based in Hong Kong. Her field of expertise is the assessment of English as a second/foreign language, with her research interests including performance-based testing, teaching and assessing writing, validity...

Duration:00:26:01

Episode 77: SEN, Regional English, and Thomas M. Paikeday

6/21/2018
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Welcome to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. In this episode, Matthew talks about the Oxford English Dictionary's attempts to incorporate more regional varieties in their dictionaries, Matt leads a discussion on SEN (Special Educational Needs) in ELT, and Rob talks about the contribution that Thomas M. Paikeday has made to our field. Enjoy! Matt's news article can be read here. Rob's reflective article on Thomas M....

Duration:00:43:09

Episode 76: Complexity, Linguaphobia, and M.A.K Halliday

6/5/2018
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Welcome to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. In this episode we are joined by Richard Pinner, who talks to us about Complexity as a research paradigm, Rob leads a discussion on the so-called 'linguaphobia' being felt in Britain, and Matthew reflects on the life of the late pioneer M.A.K Halliday. Thanks for listening! More information on Richard can be found here. His last appearance on the show was episode 11! The...

Duration:00:43:39

BONUS! TEFL Interviews 42: Eric Hawkinson on Augmented and Virtual Realities

5/30/2018
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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 interview episode. The following interview features me talking to Eric Hawkinson. Eric is Associate Professor of Learning Design and Technology at the University of Fukuchiyama in Kyoto, and coordinator of JALT’s Mixed, Augmented and Virtual Realities in Learning Special Interest Group, topics of which are discussed in this interview. This...

Duration:00:25:07

TEFL Interviews 41: Gary Barkhuizen on Language Teacher Identity

5/22/2018
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Welcome to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. In this episode, we bring you an interview with Gary Barkhuizen. Gary is Professor and current Head of School in the Faculty of Arts at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Gary has co-authored books including Analysing Learning Language, and Second Language Identity in Narratives of Study Abroad, and edited books including Reflections on Language Teacher Identity...

Duration:00:32:48

Episode 75: ExcitELT (Live)

5/9/2018
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Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. For this week’s episode, we bring you a recording made at the excitELT conference, that took place last Sunday in Tokyo. ExcitELT is an independent venture started by a teacher based in Beijing. Unlike many larger academic conferences, ExcitELT is not sponsored or affiliated with any organisations, but is devised and carried out by a small group of volunteers, with most...

Duration:00:42:36

Episode 74: Research Trends, Otto Jespersen, and Action Research

4/25/2018
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Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. In this episode, Rob reviews a recently published article charting the changing Research Trends in Applied Linguistics, Matt talks about the life and work of Otto Jespersen, and Matthew leads a discussion on Action Research. Enjoy the episode! The article Rob reviews can be downloaded here. Information on Otto Jespersen can be found here and here. Buy our e-book –...

Duration:00:50:35

TEFL Interviews 40: John Fanselow on Teacher Observation

4/10/2018
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Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. Today we bring you an interview with John F. Fanselow John F. Fanselow is the author of such celebrated articles as “Beyond Rashomon” and “Let’s see,” and books including “Try the Opposite”, “Breaking Rules” and “Contrasting Conversations”. He is well known as a teacher trainer and conference presenter, and has been closely affiliated with institutions including Columbia...

Duration:00:31:49

Episode 73: Exploratory Practice, N.S. Prabhu, and Millennials

3/27/2018
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Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. In this episode, Matt introduces Exploratory Practice, Rob looks at some of N. S. Prabhu's work, and Matthew summaries a news story on the language of millennials. Enjoy the episode! Judith Hanks' book on Exploratory Practice here. Information on N. S. Prabhu's project here. Matthew's news article is here. Buy our e-book – Podcasting and Professional Development: A...

Duration:00:45:27

Episode 72: Richard Schmidt, Conferences, and PhDs

3/13/2018
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Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. In this episode, Matthew reflects on the life and work of pioneer Richard Schmidt, Matt speaks to Anna Loseva about some recent conferences she attended, and Rob leads a discussion on doing a PhD in ELT and Applied Linguistics. Enjoy this episode! More about Richard Schmidt can be found here. Anna Loseva's blog is here. Buy our e-book - Podcasting and Professional...

Duration:00:50:32

TEFL Interviews 39: Gabriel Diaz-Maggioli on Teacher Development

2/27/2018
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Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. Today we bring you an interview with Gabriel Díaz-Maggioli. Gabriel is Director of the LUDUS Center, the faculty professional development center of the Catholic University of Uruguay. Gabriel's research focuses on teacher education, pedagogy, and professional development, among other areas. His published books include 2004’s Teacher-Centered Professional Development,...

Duration:00:42:26

Episode 71: Stephen Bax, Latin, and Negotiation of Meaning

2/14/2018
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Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. In this episode, Matt reflects on the life and work of Stephen Bax, who sadly passed away recently. Rob talks about a recent news story regarding the Latin learning in the UK, and Matthew leads a discussion on Negotiation of Meaning. Enjoy this episode! Darren Elliot's 'Lives of Teachers' interview with Stephen Bax can be accessed here. The news story Rob refers to is...

Duration:00:50:18

Episode 70: Banning English, Dynamic Language, and Randolph Quirk

1/30/2018
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Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. Back together again after our JALT interview episodes. Matthew brings up the recent news that Iran has banned English for certain ages of children, Matt attempts to review Ahmar Mahboob's essay on the teaching of English as a Dynamic Language, and Rob reflects on the life and work of TEFL pioneer Randolph Quirk. Enjoy this episode! Buy our new ebook - Podcasting and...

Duration:00:33:18