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TEFLology is a bi-weekly podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and related matters, presented by three self-certified TEFLologists. We take a lighthearted look at the fields of English language teaching (ELT) and applied linguistics, with topics ranging from TESOL methodologies and approaches to current affairs and history.

TEFLology is a bi-weekly podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and related matters, presented by three self-certified TEFLologists. We take a lighthearted look at the fields of English language teaching (ELT) and applied linguistics, with topics ranging from TESOL methodologies and approaches to current affairs and history.

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TEFLology is a bi-weekly podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and related matters, presented by three self-certified TEFLologists. We take a lighthearted look at the fields of English language teaching (ELT) and applied linguistics, with topics ranging from TESOL methodologies and approaches to current affairs and history.

Language:

English


Episodes

115: Catching up, Student Questions, and Course Surveys

9/21/2022
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. After a pause during the teaching term and summer break, we’re happy to return! In this episode we catch-up with each other about we’ve been doing during our time of absence, talk about questions from students, and reflect on our experiences with course surveys. We hope you enjoy this episode! If you like our show, please consider showing your support with a small...

114: Narrative Inquiry and Teacher Identities with Takaaki Hiratsuka

5/21/2022
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. In today’s episode we explore the research method of narrative inquiry around the topic of teacher identity with Dr Takaaki Hiratsuka. Takaaki is an associate professor at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan, where he is in charge of a range of applied linguistics courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as supervising masters and doctoral students. His...

Duration:01:24:11

113: Accessibility and Inclusivity with Judit Kormos

3/19/2022
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. In today’s episode we look at the topic of accessibility and inclusivity in the classroom, and are pleased to be joined in our discussion by Dr Judit Kormos. Judit is a professor and the Director of Studies for the MA TESOL Distance programme at the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, United Kingdom. She has been active in research on...

Duration:01:15:09

112: Language Assessment with Talia Isaacs

1/17/2022
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. In today’s episode we get to grips with language assessment and testing, and are pleased to be joined by Dr Talia Issacs. Talia principally works as associate professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL in the Culture, Communication, and Media department at University College London’s Institute of Education. She’s also involved with leading assessment and consultancy...

Duration:01:26:01

111: Open Scholarship with Sin Wang Chong

12/19/2021
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. In this episode, we're joined by Dr Sin Wang Chong. Sin Wang is an assistant professor in School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen's University Belfast. Sin Wang’s research interests include assessment feedback in higher education, educational/language assessment, qualitative research synthesis, and computer-assisted language learning. Sin Wang is...

Duration:01:25:44

110: ELT and the Environment with Harry Waters

10/26/2021
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. This episode marks the start of our change in format. Today’s episode considers the environment, climate change, sustainability, and other green matters with regard to the ELT industry and teaching practice, and features our guest - Harry Waters. Based in Spain, Harry has been working in the TEFL world for over 14 years. He is a trainer for the ELTon award winning...

Duration:01:10:04

109: We're back! (Part 2)

9/17/2021
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. After a long hiatus from podcasting, we're happy to return! In this second part of Ep. 109, we catch-up with each other's recent research interest and reading activities. Thanks for sticking with us! Or, if you're joining us for the first time, you're most welcome! Please enjoy this episode. If you like our show, please consider showing your support with a small...

Duration:01:01:44

109: We're back! (Part 1)

8/31/2021
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. After a long hiatus from podcasting, we're happy to return! In this episode, which is the first of two parts, we catch-up with each other about we've been doing during our time of absence, and we introduce details about the new format to our show. Thanks for sticking with us! Or, if you're joining us for the first time, you're most welcome! Please enjoy this episode. If...

Duration:00:33:00

Interview 67: Ashley R. Moore on Queer Inclusion in Language Education

3/5/2021
Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast! In this episode, Matt speaks to Ashley R. Moore. Ashley is a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia. His research interests include critical pedagogy, inclusive education, the role of hidden identities in language classrooms, and queer issues in language education, amongst other topics. He has published in TESOL Quarterly, the ELT Journal, and the Modern Language Journal. In this interview, recorded remotely, Matt spoke to Ashley about...

Duration:00:59:48

108: L.G. Alexander, Bottom-up Vs Top-down Organisation, and Critical Language Learning

2/17/2021
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. In this episode, Matt talks about contributions of L.G. Alexander, Rob leads a discussion about top-down and bottom-up approaches to curriculum design and organisation, and Matt shares a news story about critical language learning. Enjoy! Sign up to the Humanising Language Research Through the Complexity Lens webinar here -...

Duration:01:07:19

107: Presentations, Aristophanes of Byzantium, and Teacher Wellbeing

2/2/2021
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. In this episode, Matthew leads a discussion about the use of presentations in language learning, Rob introduces the work of Aristophanes of Byzantium, and Matt reflects on a recent study related to teacher wellbeing. Enjoy! Sign up to the Humanising Language Research Through the Complexity Lens webinar here - https://uniliterate.com/2021/01/complexwebinar2021/ A link...

Duration:01:07:15

Interview 66: Rasha Halat on Teacher Training

1/16/2021
Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast! In this episode, Matthew speaks to Dr Rasha Halat. Rasha was Education Department chairperson at the Lebanese International University, Bekaa Campus, for eight years, and is currently teaching at the Lebanese University. Rasha has worked in the field of education for over 20 years, with 16 at university level teaching future TEFL Teachers. She has also worked in a variety of teacher training programs regionally, nationally and internationally....

Duration:00:32:22

106: TEFL Workers' Union

12/14/2020
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast! A podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. The current uncertain situation has meant, at times, that institutions may not have treated their workers fairly and respectfully, and in some cases, may have acted illegally. As a result, unions have found themselves continuing to play a pivotal and important role in supporting and standing up for the rights of those working in the language teaching industry. This...

Duration:00:59:29

105: Labour Disputes, Homework, and the Prague School

11/27/2020
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters. In this episode, Rob talks about a news story related to labour disputes between teachers and private language schools, Matt leads a discussion about homework, and Matthew explores the work of two pioneers from the Prague Linguistic Circle. Enjoy! This episode was recorded remotely online via Zencastr. If you like our show, please consider showing your support with a...

Duration:01:12:07

Interview 65: Sulaiman Jenkins on Race and Speakerhood

11/7/2020
Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast! Sulaiman Jenkins is an academic scholar and a researcher in the field of applied linguistics. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, and having received his MA in TESOL from NYU, he has been teaching as an English lecturer in Saudi Arabia for over 16 years, holding a number of administrative positions. He has written articles in top tier publications and his research interests concern race, identity, and language. He has also recently written the book...

Duration:00:53:24

Small Changes, Big Results by John Fanselow - Ep 8: Chapter 8, Section 2

10/23/2020
This is an audiobook extract of John F. Fanselow's 2017 title 'Small Changes in Teaching, Big Results in Learning,' presented by The TEFLology Podcast and read by John himself. In the last episode of the second part of this limited series, John reads from Chapter 8 section 2, a section called “Some ways to make small changes”. The audio presented to you is an abridged arrangement of the written book version. Enjoy! Click this link to find and purchase John's book:...

Duration:00:19:42

Small Changes, Big Results by John Fanselow - Ep 7: Chapter 8, Section 1

10/9/2020
This is an audiobook extract of John F. Fanselow's 2017 title 'Small Changes in Teaching, Big Results in Learning,' presented by The TEFLology Podcast and read by John himself. In the latest episode of the second part of this limited series, John reads from Chapter 8 section 1, a section called “Small changes, resulting in big results”. The audio presented to you is an abridged arrangement of the written book version. Enjoy! Click this link to find and purchase John's book:...

Duration:00:17:42

Small Changes, Big Results by John Fanselow - Ep 6: Chapter 7, Section 4

9/26/2020
This is an audiobook extract of John F. Fanselow's 2017 title 'Small Changes in Teaching, Big Results in Learning,' presented by The TEFLology Podcast and read by John himself. In the first episode of the second part of this limited series, John reads from Chapter 7, section 4, a section called “very good, great job, excellent”. The audio you hear is an abridged arrangement of the written book version. Enjoy! Click this link to find and purchase John's book:...

Duration:00:14:11

Interview 64: Dario Banegas on Teacher Research

9/9/2020
Today we bring you an interview with Dr Dario Banegas. Dario is a lecturer in in TESOL with the School of Education at the University of Strathclyde. His main areas of expertise and interest include CLIL, teaching young learners, initial English language teacher education, and professional development through action research. In this interview, Rob asks questions to Dario about action research of English language teaching practitioners. This interview was recorded remotely with...

Duration:00:52:30

104: TEFLology Live (Part 3)

8/28/2020
Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast! This episode is a pilot live show, in which we opened up our recording session for people to listen in and contribute to. In this final instalment of the three parts, we speak to Saurabh Anand about reading and writing-related strategies around the concept of World Englishes. Saurabh is a teacher and doctoral student at the University of Georgia. This episode was recorded with Zencastr. Please consider showing your support with a small donation at:...

Duration:00:36:11