64 episodes

Welcome to the Let’s Talk TEFL podcast with Jackie Bolen and Jennifer Smith. We’re going to discuss everything ESL/EFL teaching, including experiences teaching abroad, activity and game ideas, teaching tips, interviews with old friends, and more. Come join us in the Let’s Talk TEFL teacher’s lounge for some inspiration and entertainment!

Let's Talk TEFL Jackie Bolen

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

Welcome to the Let’s Talk TEFL podcast with Jackie Bolen and Jennifer Smith. We’re going to discuss everything ESL/EFL teaching, including experiences teaching abroad, activity and game ideas, teaching tips, interviews with old friends, and more. Come join us in the Let’s Talk TEFL teacher’s lounge for some inspiration and entertainment!

    Pros and Cons of Using the L1 in English Class

    Pros and Cons of Using the L1 in English Class

    Send us a Text Message.Should teachers use the first language of the students in the classroom, or conduct the class entirely in English? It's an important question and one that's often up for debate in the TEFL world. Find out the pros and cons of using a shared first language with the students in an ESL/EFL class.ESL/EFL Teaching Practice and Methodology (on Amazon)Jackie on TikTokJackie on InstagramJackie on PinterestPodcast InformationSupport the Show.

    • 14 min
    Tips for Teaching English to Adult Beginners

    Tips for Teaching English to Adult Beginners

    Send us a Text Message.Jackie talks about all things teaching English to adult beginners. Teaching ESL to lower-level adults can be quite tricky because they often lack confidence. Here are some tips and tricks for building confidence, including making the class as student-centred as possible, doing a needs analysis and focusing on vocabulary. Find Out More:ESL/EFL Teaching Practice and Methodology (on Amazon)Jackie on TikTokJackie on InstagramJackie on PinterestPodcast InformationSupport the...

    • 12 min
    Test Prep: How to Prepare Students for the IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC/CELPIP

    Test Prep: How to Prepare Students for the IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC/CELPIP

    Send us a Text Message.Jackie and Jennifer talk all things preparing students for English proficiency exams like the TOEFL, TOIEC, CELPIP, or IELTS. We give some tips and tricks, strategies, and things to avoid like the plague. Help students improve their English exam scores with these pro-level tips!Find Out More:TOEFL Reading TipsIELTS Speaking TipsJackie on TikTokJackie on InstagramJackie on PinterestPodcast InformationSupport the Show.

    • 27 min
    Task Based Learning and Teaching

    Task Based Learning and Teaching

    Send us a Text Message.Jackie and Jennifer talk all things task-based learning and teaching. Level up your English classes with all ages and levels by incorporating some task-based activities. We talk about the reasons to use this style of lesson, as well as some of the classic activities to use. Find Out More:Task-Based Language TeachingIntro to Task-Based Learning on YouTubeTask-Based Language Activities on YouTubeJackie on TikTokJackie on InstagramJackie on PinterestPodcast InformationSupp...

    • 33 min
    Top 10 ESL Games and Activities for Adults

    Top 10 ESL Games and Activities for Adults

    Send us a Text Message.Check out my top 10 ESL games and activities for adults. The key to better English classes is a wide variety of engaging and interactive activities and this podcast episode will help you get there in style! Find Out More:ESL Conversation Activities for AdultsESL Games for Adults on YouTubeJackie on TikTokJackie on InstagramJackie on PinterestPodcast InformationSupport the Show.

    • 7 min
    Tips for Teaching English for Specific Purposes

    Tips for Teaching English for Specific Purposes

    Send us a Text Message.Check out these tips for teaching English for specific purposes, including medical English, aviation English, tourism English, business English, and more. The tips include using role-plays, focusing on vocabulary, helping students get the results they need, and doing a needs analysis. Find Out More:ESL Speaking on FacebookJackie on TikTokJackie on PinterestESL/EFL Teaching Practice and Methodology (on Amazon)Support the Show.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Ichy Crane ,

Love the content and energy!

I have only listened a few times and am so encouraged by it. As a new ELL facilitator, this is great for ideas and camaraderie!

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