23 episodes

Discussions on lesson planning, materials development and other issues related to English language teaching. I am currently teaching EFL in a Chinese college.

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Discussions on lesson planning, materials development and other issues related to English language teaching. I am currently teaching EFL in a Chinese college.

    Doing Debates

    Doing Debates

    I talk about how I’m doing debates with my college-level EFL classes. Please visit ESLetc.com for materials and other resources.

    Working Online and a Job Interview Activity

    Working Online and a Job Interview Activity

    In this ESL podcast, I talk about the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, some online work opportunities, and a job interview discussion activity.

    A Critical Roleplay and 4 Global Issues Textbooks

    A Critical Roleplay and 4 Global Issues Textbooks

    I start by introducing a roleplay in which students were asked to imagine what they would do if their boss pressured them to do something illegal or dishonest. Next, I talk briefly about how I handled a textbook dialog about Tiananmen Square. I then discuss several textbooks that I have used bring global issues and activism into my English classes. Links and materials are available at ESLetc.com.

    K12 Online Conference and Issues in Chinese Education

    K12 Online Conference and Issues in Chinese Education

    This week, I talk about the K12 Online Conference, primarily giving some of my thoughts on the pre-conference keynote. Keynote speaker David Warlick talks about how Web 2.0-type technology is changing how we should approach our students, and I reflect on how this applies to language teaching. I also make some comments about the state of education in China in light of the points mentioned in the keynote speech. Links and materials are available at ESLetc.com.

    Four Reviews of Global Issues Video Games

    Four Reviews of Global Issues Video Games

    I review four global issues video games that could be used in the language classroom: Stop Disasters (natural disasters), What Would You Do? (AIDS / HIV prevention), Food Force (hunger and food aid) and Darfur is Dying (the genocide in Darfur). As always, links and materials are available at ESLetc.com.

    Critical Thinking, Giving Advice and Intonation

    Critical Thinking, Giving Advice and Intonation

    I discuss my struggles with critical thinking in China and how I handled some awkward situations. I also talk about my lesson for this week, including activities on giving advice and sentence-level intonation. As always, links and materials are available at ESLetc.com.

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

ESL Teach ,

Great for teachers!

This is one of the few ESL podcasts out there with teachers in mind. I especially like when he talks about his own teaching situation, and some of the materials discussed (and provided on the website) are pretty useful.

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