97 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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    • 4.5, 16 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.

    Opportunities in Online Teacher Development (with Matt Courtois)

    Opportunities in Online Teacher Development (with Matt Courtois)

    Former online teacher training manager Matt Courtois and I meet to talk about online teacher development and evaluation.

    • 15 min
    Podcast: Mutilate Your Coursebook! A Guide to Adapting Teaching Materials

    Podcast: Mutilate Your Coursebook! A Guide to Adapting Teaching Materials

    Many coursebooks and teaching materials are made for a global market. How can you make a course book written for students all over the world relevant to your class? We'll look at how to adapt ESL teaching materials and when it might be better to just stick with the book.

    • 15 min
    Online Lockdown Language Teaching (with Morag MacIntosh)

    Online Lockdown Language Teaching (with Morag MacIntosh)

    Morag and Ross discuss how the current pandemic has affected student’s lives outside of the classroom and what the implications are for online teaching.

    • 15 min
    Podcast: The Who What How When and Why of Error Correction

    Podcast: The Who What How When and Why of Error Correction

    Teachers spend a lot of time correcting students' errors. But should we even bother?

    • 15 min
    Incorporating Learner Autonomy into Online Teaching (with Russell Stannard)

    Incorporating Learner Autonomy into Online Teaching (with Russell Stannard)

    We discuss some of the current challenges that teachers around the world are facing due to Covid19 forcing classes to go online, and we also talk about what the longer term effects on teaching and learning will be. How will this encourage learner autonomy? How will it change the role of the teacher? And how could it create more learning outside of the classroom?

    • 15 min
    Advantages and Opportunities in Online Teaching (with Matt Courtois)

    Advantages and Opportunities in Online Teaching (with Matt Courtois)

    We focus on some of the advantages of online teaching – what is it possible to do online, that isn’t possible to do offline? How to get students to genuinely and meaningfully communicate with each other online? And why tech problems and glitches might actually be the best part of online language lessons.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 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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