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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...

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:...

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...

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

TEFL Interviews 38: Forum Discussion (JALT 2017)

1/16/2018
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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 discussion between our three forum interviewees - Steve Mann, Reiko Yoshihara, and Hugh Starkey. This recording features our three participants reflecting on resonances, connections, and commonalities based on listening to each other being interviewed. The interviewees also asked each other questions, and responded to questions from the...

Duration:00:23:47

TEFL Interviews 37: Hugh Starkey (JALT 2017)

1/3/2018
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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 the final of our three interviews conducted as part of our forum ‘Global Educators, Local Connections,’ at the JALT2017 conference in Tsukuba, Japan. In this interview, Matthew asks Prof. Hugh Starkey of the University College London's Institute of Education questions related to his special research interest of Cosmopolitan and Global Citizenship. For...

Duration:00:22:29

TEFL Interviews 36: Reiko Yoshihara (JALT 2017)

12/20/2017
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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 the first of our three interviews conducted as part of our forum ‘Global Educators, Local Connections,’ at the JALT2017 conference in Tsukuba, Japan. In this interview, Rob asks Prof. Reiko Yoshihara of Nihon University questions related to her 2017 book - The Socially Responsible Feminist EFL Classroom: A Japanese Perspective on Identities, Beliefs,...

Duration:00:22:53

TEFL Interviews 35: Steve Mann (JALT 2017)

12/6/2017
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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 the first of our three interviews conducted as part of our forum ‘Global Educators, Local Connections,’ at the JALT2017 conference in Tsukuba, Japan. In the interview, Matt asks Prof. Steve Mann of the University of Warwick questions about Reflective Practice, and interviewing as a method of inquiry. For more information about Steve, click...

Duration:00:23:29

Episode 69: Working Conditions, Learning Styles, and The British Council

11/22/2017
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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 discusses teacher working conditions, Matt reviews the recent debate on learning styles, and Matthew asks to think about The British Council as this episode's pioneer. Please enjoy this episode! Buy our new ebook - Podcasting and Professional Development: A Guide for English Language Teachers here. To find other great titles, visit The...

Duration:00:39:14

Episode 68: John Dewey, Collaborative Writing, and Translation Technology

11/8/2017
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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 talks about the work of American philosopher and educational reformer John Dewey, Rob discusses collaborative writing, and Matthew reviews some of the latest development with language translation technology. Please enjoy this episode! Buy our new ebook - Podcasting and Professional Development: A Guide for English Language Teachers here. To find...

Duration:00:53:15

TEFL Interviews 34: Mario Saraceni on World Englishes

10/25/2017
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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 are very happy to bring you an interview with Professor Mario Saraceni. The interview was conducted in Chichester, on the south coast of England earlier this summer. Mario works as Reader and Associate Head of Research in the School of Language and Area Studies at the University of Portsmouth. Professor Saraceni’s research interests are on English and...

Duration:00:39:17

Episode 67: Cambridge Main Suite Exams, Mental Health, and The Committee of 12

10/11/2017
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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 charts the history of the Cambridge Main Suite exams, Matt leads a discussion on the mental health issues in ELT, and Rob introduces The Committee of 12 as his pioneer(s). Please enjoy this episode! Lizzie Pinard's article Sandy Millin's list of links Sarah Mercer's IATEFL plenary Email - Ask us questions, give us feedback, tell us what...

Duration:00:42:22

Episode 66: Research Relevance for Teachers, Textbooks, and Lambert Sauveur

9/27/2017
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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 debate about the relevance or irrelevance of academic research for English language reachers. Matt leads a discussion about the use of textbooks in the classroom. Finally, Matthew charts the life and work of Lambert Sauveur. Please enjoy this episode! Email - Ask us questions, give us feedback, tell us what you think of the show. Website...

Duration:00:54:36

TEFL Interviews 33: Masaki Oda on ELF Education

9/13/2017
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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 are very happy to bring you an interview with Professor Masaki Oda. The interview was conducted at Tamagawa University in Machida, near Tokyo, Japan, where Professor Oda performs two roles. First, he is a Professor of Applied Linguistics in the College of Humanities, where he teaches undergraduate courses in linguistics and post-graduate courses in language...

Duration:00:37:37

Episode 65: Peter Strevens, English Learning Ventures, and Post-human Applied Linguistics

8/30/2017
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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 shares information about some new English learning ventures, Matt discusses the life and work of Peter Strevens, and Rob unpacks Post-human Applied Linguistics. Please enjoy this episode! Email - Ask us questions, give us feedback, tell us what you think of the show. Website - Listen to previous episodes, find out more information about us and...

Duration:00:44:34

Episode 64: ELF Revisited, L.A. Hill, and Interview Voices

8/16/2017
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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 revisits the topic of ELF, Rob reveals the life and work of L.A. Hill, and Matt reviews a study about how perceptions of status alter one's voice pitches in interviews. Please enjoy this episode! Email - Ask us questions, give us feedback, tell us what you think of the show. Website - Listen to previous episodes, find out more information about...

Duration:00:39:57

TEFL Interviews 32: Chia Suan Chong & Mike Hogan on International Communication

8/2/2017
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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 recorded at the independent ExciteELT conference held in Tokyo in June, with two of the invited speakers Chia Suan Chong and Mike Hogan. Chia is a freelance communication, business, and intercultural skills trainer, as well as resident blogger for etprofessional.com. Mike is an international team and leadership trainer, as well as an author...

Duration:00:23:22

Episode 63: Dictionary Update, Sustained Learning, and Pāṇini

7/19/2017
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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 the latest updates to the Oxford English dictionary, Matt explores the ideas of sustained learning, and Matthew talks about the life and work of Indian grammarian Pāṇini. Please enjoy this episode! Email - Ask us questions, give us feedback, tell us what you think of the show. Website - Listen to previous episodes, find out more...

Duration:00:37:56

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