86 episodes

A weekly podcast for language teachers and learners hosted by Dr. Liam Printer talking all things education, languages, motivation and engagement; linking current educational research to your classroom practice and providing a few ideas for some easy to implement, zero-prep, motivational strategies you can try out right away!

Join the conversation on social media using #MotivatedClassroom. I'd love to know what you think so please get in touch.

Full programme notes available on
www.liamprinter.com/podcast

The Motivated Classroom Dr. Liam Printer

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 61 Ratings

A weekly podcast for language teachers and learners hosted by Dr. Liam Printer talking all things education, languages, motivation and engagement; linking current educational research to your classroom practice and providing a few ideas for some easy to implement, zero-prep, motivational strategies you can try out right away!

Join the conversation on social media using #MotivatedClassroom. I'd love to know what you think so please get in touch.

Full programme notes available on
www.liamprinter.com/podcast

    86 ¦ Eight zero-prep classroom activities to instil a love of reading

    86 ¦ Eight zero-prep classroom activities to instil a love of reading

    This episode focuses on eight of my favourite activities designed to instil a love of reading among your language acquisition students, including a particular emphasis on the much requested "reading diary". Reading is the central and key element in language acquisition, yet many teachers are unsure about strategies to use in order to motivate our students into eager readers. Hopefully these eight, low-prep, activities will be of help!

    As always, please keep in touch and share widely!


    Full programme notes are available on www.liamprinter.com/podcast.
    Follow The Motivated Classroom on Instagram @themotivatedclassroom, Twitter @motclasspodcast and Facebook @themotivatedclassroom.
    I'd love to know what you think, please get in touch! Join the conversation with the hashtag #MotivatedClassroom.
    Enjoying the podcast? Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Facebook.
    Become a Patron of The Motivated Classroom podcast on patreon.com.

    • 29 min
    85 ¦ Motivating beginners through easy-to-read novels with Margarita Pérez García

    85 ¦ Motivating beginners through easy-to-read novels with Margarita Pérez García

    The wonderfully talent teacher, presenter and author of easy-to-read literature, Margarita Pérez García, joins us in the episode of The Motivated Classroom to talk us through how she uses novels in her classroom to motivate and engage beginner language students. As we know from decades of research, reading is a crucial and central element to language acquisition, yet teachers are often unsure how to use reading with beginners. Margarita goes through her favourite low-prep strategies in detail in this episode! A must listen for all #language #teachers!

    As always, please keep in touch and share widely!


    Full programme notes are available on www.liamprinter.com/podcast.
    Follow The Motivated Classroom on Instagram @themotivatedclassroom, Twitter @motclasspodcast and Facebook @themotivatedclassroom.
    I'd love to know what you think, please get in touch! Join the conversation with the hashtag #MotivatedClassroom.
    Enjoying the podcast? Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Facebook.
    Become a Patron of The Motivated Classroom podcast on patreon.com.

    • 35 min
    84 ¦ Comprehensible Input (CI) teaching with intermediate & advanced learners

    84 ¦ Comprehensible Input (CI) teaching with intermediate & advanced learners

    As a follow-up to the interview with Dr. Stephen Krashen, in this episode we look at a very common question among language teachers: Can we use a Comprehensible Input approach or with 'Acquisition Driven Instruction (ADI)' when it comes to intermediate or more advanced learners? This episode takes a slightly different angle as I demonstrate what CI would look like in my classroom for both beginners and intermediate or advanced students. I hope you find it useful!

    As always, please keep in touch and share widely!


    Full programme notes are available on www.liamprinter.com/podcast.
    Follow The Motivated Classroom on Instagram @themotivatedclassroom, Twitter @motclasspodcast and Facebook @themotivatedclassroom.
    I'd love to know what you think, please get in touch! Join the conversation with the hashtag #MotivatedClassroom.
    Enjoying the podcast? Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Facebook.
    Become a Patron of The Motivated Classroom podcast on patreon.com.

    • 32 min
    83 ¦ Language acquisition through compelling, comprehensible input with Dr. Stephen Krashen

    83 ¦ Language acquisition through compelling, comprehensible input with Dr. Stephen Krashen

    Professor Emeritus Dr. Stephen Krashen is one of the most important and influential language acquisition researchers in history. His research over 40 years has completely revolutionised our understanding of how languages are acquired. Dr. Krashen has been cited in over 23,000 peer reviewed research journals and has authored more than 560 publications. The 'Input Hypothesis', which showed us how languages are acquired naturally through comprehensible inputs has had a huge impact on how languages are taught in classrooms across the globe. The episode includes a variety of references to insightful research and of course, also has many of Dr. Krashen's famously entertaining, language acquisition anecdotes and stories! An absolute must listen for all #language #teachers! 

    As always, please keep in touch and share widely!


    Full programme notes are available on www.liamprinter.com/podcast.
    Follow The Motivated Classroom on Instagram @themotivatedclassroom, Twitter @motclasspodcast and Facebook @themotivatedclassroom.
    I'd love to know what you think, please get in touch! Join the conversation with the hashtag #MotivatedClassroom.
    Enjoying the podcast? Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Facebook.
    Become a Patron of The Motivated Classroom podcast on patreon.com.

    • 46 min
    82 ¦ Teaching with Comprehensible Input (CI) Q&A: Inclusion, parents and missing class

    82 ¦ Teaching with Comprehensible Input (CI) Q&A: Inclusion, parents and missing class

    The third episode in the mini-series on "Teaching with Comprehensible Input (CI)" is a Q&A episode with some great questions from you wonderful listeners on CI being more inclusive than grammar teaching, what we talk to parents about when we teach with CI and what do we do when students miss lots of inputs through absence.

    As always, please keep in touch and share widely!


    Full programme notes are available on www.liamprinter.com/podcast.
    Follow The Motivated Classroom on Instagram @themotivatedclassroom, Twitter @motclasspodcast and Facebook @themotivatedclassroom.
    I'd love to know what you think, please get in touch! Join the conversation with the hashtag #MotivatedClassroom.
    Enjoying the podcast? Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Facebook.
    Become a Patron of The Motivated Classroom podcast on patreon.com.

    • 30 min
    81 ¦ Teaching with Comprehensible Input (CI): Is it more inclusive but less authentic?

    81 ¦ Teaching with Comprehensible Input (CI): Is it more inclusive but less authentic?

    In this second episode in the mini-series on "Teaching with Comprehensible Input (CI)", we discuss the big debates around CI teaching: Whether it is inherently more inclusive but often perceived as less authentic? What do we even mean by 'authentic' and 'inclusive' in the language classroom in the first place? Join me to find out my take on all this!

    As always, please keep in touch and share widely!


    Full programme notes are available on www.liamprinter.com/podcast.
    Follow The Motivated Classroom on Instagram @themotivatedclassroom, Twitter @motclasspodcast and Facebook @themotivatedclassroom.
    I'd love to know what you think, please get in touch! Join the conversation with the hashtag #MotivatedClassroom.
    Enjoying the podcast? Leave a review on Apple Podcasts or Facebook.
    Become a Patron of The Motivated Classroom podcast on patreon.com.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

SBecker28 ,

Listen and then listen again!

I love this podcast. I listen to it, it changes my thinking about teaching, gives me great strategies for teaching and I have recommended it to everybody! If you teach a world language, listen now!

Alexisdg ,

Liam Printer has transformed my teaching

The Motivated Classroom and TPRS have completely transformed how I teach and how I feel about being a Spanish teacher. I feel so excited by the creative options available with the CI approach, and my students are so much more engaged. Thank you!

Maestra Catalina ,

The most helpful help ever!

Finally I have found a mentor to help me become a better language teacher. Every episode has given me something to put into practice the very next day in my Spanish class for novice teenagers in rural Washington state. Four days since school started, full classes of rambunctious adolescents and every idea I’ve tried from the Motivated Classroom has elicited delight and attention: constitution, invisible character, jobs. Now I am looking to remodel my Google Classroom.
Go raibh smith agat

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