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Welcome to Everything EFL, a podcast about language teaching. I love sharing my knowledge of stuff I've learnt and the things I do in class.
I also like branching out and discovering other teachy stuff that can apply to other kinds of teachers – after all, we all want to achieve the same things, don’t we?
I do this podcast to give you some practical ideas and food for thought. I also have guests who know much more than me. It's a learning experience all round!
Subscribe on Apple or Spotify (or wherever) and if you could leave a 5-star review, you will have my undying gratitude.
Enjoy.

EVERYTHING EFL Erin O'Byrne

    • Education
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Welcome to Everything EFL, a podcast about language teaching. I love sharing my knowledge of stuff I've learnt and the things I do in class.
I also like branching out and discovering other teachy stuff that can apply to other kinds of teachers – after all, we all want to achieve the same things, don’t we?
I do this podcast to give you some practical ideas and food for thought. I also have guests who know much more than me. It's a learning experience all round!
Subscribe on Apple or Spotify (or wherever) and if you could leave a 5-star review, you will have my undying gratitude.
Enjoy.

    Episode 67: Review, Reuse, Recycle: My Top Ten Tips

    Episode 67: Review, Reuse, Recycle: My Top Ten Tips

    So much vocabulary, so little time!  How can you mix it up and keep it interesting for your students when it's time to review all that stuff they've learnt?  And lets not forget about all that emergent language you've been taking note of.  Here are my top ten ways to review, reuse and recycle that language in subsequent lessons. Grab your pen and get ready for some old classics!

    We should definitely review as much as possible.  Which one of these tips haven't you done in a while or ever?  Choose one, do it, tell me about it.  

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    • 12 min
    Episode 66: Want to Start Your Own ELT Business? How to Begin With Ola Kowalska

    Episode 66: Want to Start Your Own ELT Business? How to Begin With Ola Kowalska

    My guest this week is the wonderful Ola Kowalska.  Teacher, school owner, CELTA Trainer, mentor, business coach, mum and all-round superwoman, Ola gives you her top tips for breaking out and starting your own business. Whether you want to teach students or other teachers, her invaluable advice is a great starting point.

    We chatted about pandemic-perspective changes, headspace, wanky business buzz phrases and those all-important tips. If you’re looking for a change, this episode is gold!

    Connect with Ola:

    Instagram: ola_kowalska_elt

    Website: www.olakowalskaelt.com

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    Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram).

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    • 33 min
    Episode 65: ‘When Trust is Built, Learning can Happen’ with Anjalee Beverly

    Episode 65: ‘When Trust is Built, Learning can Happen’ with Anjalee Beverly

    This week I am joined once again by the inspirational Anjalee Beverly (check out Episode 36 if you haven't already). She is all about building community in the class room before reallygetting down the nitty-gritty of teaching. Anjalee is a mainstream school teacher: how many of these ideas can you steal and adapt from this episode for your class?

    1. Class Agreements

    2. Affirmations

    3. Community Circle

    4. Surveys

    5. Collective Breath

    Episode Shownotes:

    Anjalee Beverly is a twelfth year elementary education teacher who has recently moved to an International school in Cartajena, Colombia. Anjalees’ motto is trust before standards and she seeks to bring joy and rigor to every class session. She believes relationship building with students and their families is a crucial part of the learning process. Her ultimate goal as an educator is to teach her students to love themselves as they are and to find liberation through academic excellence. You can find her on instagram as Ms.Cleverly.Beverly or at www.mrscleverlybeverly.com

    Recommended reading: Pushout: the Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, Monique W Morris, The New Press

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    Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram).

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    • 36 min
    Episode 64: New English File's Rob and Jenny: a Love Story

    Episode 64: New English File's Rob and Jenny: a Love Story

    In the second of the 'I'm on holiday so I've decided to give you a couple of different episodes' series, I delve into the infamous and sweeping romance that is New English File's Rob and Jenny.  I give you a run-down of the story told throughout the course book series and attempt to critically analyze their relationship.
    Warning: it ain't pretty.
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    Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram).
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    • 11 min
    Episode 63: Why Rupaul and Rupaul's Drag Race Inspires Me

    Episode 63: Why Rupaul and Rupaul's Drag Race Inspires Me

    I'm on holiday!

    I decided to give you a couple of episodes that aren't teachy but are very much from the mind of Erin.

    This episode is my thoughts on the fabulous Rupaul Charles and his groundbreaking reality TV show, Rupaul's Drag Race.  I tell you what I think drag is, how the show and Rupaul constantly inspires me and hopefully give you a dose of sequin-covered joy, positivity and inspiration.

    Featuring extracts of:

    Drag Race theme song and Born Naked, written by Rupaul Charles and produced by Lucian Piane.



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    Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram).

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    • 15 min
    Episode 62: Teaching Lexically- How to do Listening and Reading

    Episode 62: Teaching Lexically- How to do Listening and Reading

    In the third episode of my teaching lexically series, I throw a bunch of ideas at you, showing how you can tweak your listening and reading tasks to be more lexical and introduce more meaningful language, directly connected to your students needs and wants.

    I challenge you to try some of these out – the good thing is that they’re not hard to implement. Bit by bit, my gorgeous teachers, bit by bit.....

    Stuff covered:

    - Pre-reading and listening tasks

    - Incorporation pronunciation

    - Helping your students recognize language within a text/transcript

    - Focusing on whole phrases and sentences

    - Follow-up tasks

    Episode Shownotes:

    Reference Source for this episode:

    Teaching Lexically, Dellar & Walkley, Delta Publishing, 2016

    Don’t forget to engage on Insta or Facebook after the episode.

    Theme music by @sean.cass (Instagram).

    Like, share, DM me and follow Everything EFL Podcast on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter for episode postings and teaching tip videos.

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    Email me at showandtelleverythingefl@gmail.com.

    Connect with me on LinkedIn at Erin O’Byrne

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    • 14 min

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Best friend in the staff room

I love Erin’s podcast. She gives awesome advice but she is so down to earth and funny. At my language center there isn’t any hanging out or commiserating with other Teachers. Everyone just comes and goes. So listening to Erin is the next best thing to having a bestie at work. Keep up the good work Erin!

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