144 episodes

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 host Ross Thorburn.

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    • Education
    • 4.6 • 19 Ratings

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 host Ross Thorburn.

    Using Data To Support Learning (with Jake Whiddon)

    Using Data To Support Learning (with Jake Whiddon)

    Jake Whiddon joins me to discuss using data in education. What data do teachers collect in face-to-face classes? What insights can apps offer teachers? And how can teachers use this to make their teaching more effective?

    • 15 min
    How Online Changed Language Teaching

    How Online Changed Language Teaching

    Guests George Pickering, Annamaria Pinter and Amol Padwad join me to dicuss how going online has changed language teaching.

    • 15 min
    Teacher trainers Allan Crocker and Diederik Van Gorp join me to tlak about engaging very young learners. How can we encourage active learning with learners who have the shortest attetnion spans?

    Teacher trainers Allan Crocker and Diederik Van Gorp join me to tlak about engaging very young learners. How can we encourage active learning with learners who have the shortest attetnion spans?

    Teacher trainers Allan Crocker and Diederik Van Gorp join me to tlak about engaging very young learners. How can we encourage active learning with learners who have the shortest attetnion spans?

    • 15 min
    Using The Tools Of Positive Discipline (with Dina Esmer)

    Using The Tools Of Positive Discipline (with Dina Esmer)

    Author and positive discipline trainer, Dina Esmer, joins me to talk about tools for managing young learners’ behavior. What can teachers do to encourage long term positive behavior in class? How can teachers train learners to solve their own behavior problems? And what can teachers do when conflicts happen in their classes?

    • 15 min
    What Do Managers Do? (with George Pickering)

    What Do Managers Do? (with George Pickering)

    George Pickering joins me to talk about managers. What do they do? How do they do it? What are the most important skills? And how easy is it for teachers to become managers?

    What is Phoincs and Why Should You Care (with Debbie Hepplewhite)

    What is Phoincs and Why Should You Care (with Debbie Hepplewhite)

    Debbie tells us about vocabulary enrichment, the importance of recycling, why English is so difficult to read, and much more. Debbie is also the author of the online Phonics International program for all ages (Phonics International Ltd), phonics consultant for the Oxford Reading Tree Floppy’s Phonics Sounds and Letters program, author of the No Nonsense Phonics Skills program (Raintree) and the Phonics and Talk Time series of two books for nursery.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Mrsssssleung ,

The most inspiring podcast for TESOL teachers/ teacher trainers

I am an ESL teacher and I follow quite a few TESOL podcasts. This is by far the most inspiring one not just because of the quality of the content but also the passion of hosts.

ksandfrog ,

Practical in So Many Ways

The length is perfect for busy schedules. The topics are pertinent. The info is concise and well-organized. I find great takeaways from each episode. Grateful for this podcast.

live a good story ,

Applicable information in a concise format

The format is excellent and there isn’t much fluff. It’s all valuable information and I see myself implementing the concepts almost immediately in the classroom. I get so, so much out of this podcast and am able to do so on my walk to work or making a quick meal. Thank you!!

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