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Every day, language teachers grade their language to help students understand complicated concepts in a simple way. Very few TEFL authors are able to do the same. Far too much of language teaching literature is, to quote Stephen Krashen, “Far too long, far too incomprehensible and far too full of jargon,” not to mention far too expensive. The TEFL Training Institute podcast is short, easy to understand and free. In each 15-minute episode, we discuss practical, thought-provoking or controversial topics with our friends, and some of the biggest names in language teaching. From motivation to materials, training to teenagers, approaches to assessment, if you want to become a better teacher, trainer or manager, start here. With hosts Ross Thorburn and Tracy Yu.

TEFL Training Institute Podcast TEFL Training Institute

    • Language Learning
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

Every day, language teachers grade their language to help students understand complicated concepts in a simple way. Very few TEFL authors are able to do the same. Far too much of language teaching literature is, to quote Stephen Krashen, “Far too long, far too incomprehensible and far too full of jargon,” not to mention far too expensive. The TEFL Training Institute podcast is short, easy to understand and free. In each 15-minute episode, we discuss practical, thought-provoking or controversial topics with our friends, and some of the biggest names in language teaching. From motivation to materials, training to teenagers, approaches to assessment, if you want to become a better teacher, trainer or manager, start here. With hosts Ross Thorburn and Tracy Yu.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Aaron Teacher ,

Best Podcast in TESOL by a long shot!

Iv been listening to these podcasts for over a year now. I am sure I have managed to listen to all of them. Apart from their fantastic line up of speakers from world renowned Universities as well as leading writers, academics and teachers, they also set out a fantastic format and arrangement for each podcast, meaning you are not having to sift through ‘meaningless chit chat’. Rather, Ross and Tracys’ podcasts ensure that within a condensed period of time (around 15’ minutes), you are only being introduced to the highlights and golden nugget insights of the foreign /second language learning and teaching world. I also love their regular guests (David, Simon & Matt), who always bring a continuous stream of innovative and out of the box ideas regarding research and pedagogy. Lastly, and most importantly, this is not a talking shop, the podcast always focuses on weaving theory with pedagogical practice, and pedagogical practice with theory. They provide practical examples of how to implement learning theory, as well as ensuring their personal experiences are grounded with contextually relevant factors, encouraging other teachers to do the same. I strongly recommend this podcast to any teacher in EFL or ESL, as a way to enrich and diversify their thinking about language learning and classroom practice. ❤️

Stuart8888 ,

Probably the best TEFL podcast out there

Hi guys,

This is Stuart at TEFL Lemon, really loving your podcast and very impressed by the calibre of guest speakers you have in your show. This is fantastic for teacher development. Keep up the excellent work!

bissymummy ,

So helpful

Thanks guys. I am doing my Delta and listening madly to your podcasts while driving to and from work. Really great content and helps to consolidate the huge amount of input and keep it classroom relevant. Fantastic !
Helen

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