100 episodes

TEFLology is a bi-weekly podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and related matters, presented by three self-certified TEFLologists. We take a lighthearted look at the fields of English language teaching (ELT) and applied linguistics, with topics ranging from TESOL methodologies and approaches to current affairs and history.

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    • 4.6 • 17 Ratings

TEFLology is a bi-weekly podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and related matters, presented by three self-certified TEFLologists. We take a lighthearted look at the fields of English language teaching (ELT) and applied linguistics, with topics ranging from TESOL methodologies and approaches to current affairs and history.

    112: Language Assessment with Talia Isaacs

    112: Language Assessment with Talia Isaacs

    Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. 
    In today’s episode we get to grips with language assessment and testing, and are pleased to be joined by Dr Talia Issacs.
    Talia principally works as associate professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL in the Culture, Communication, and Media department at University College London’s Institute of Education. She’s also involved with leading assessment and consultancy projects on assessment and communication and regularly serves in an advisory role for different educational stakeholder groups both locally and internationally. Her research interests include second language acquisition, higher education, speech sciences, psychology, medicine, and language assessment - the topic of today’s episode.
    Enjoy the episode! 
    More information about Talia and her work can be found here.
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    Contact us by email: teflology@gmail.com
    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TEFLology 
    Visit our website and donate to the show: https://teflology-podcast.com/

    • 1 hr 26 min
    111: Open Scholarship with Sin Wang Chong

    111: Open Scholarship with Sin Wang Chong

    Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. 
    In this episode, we're joined by Dr Sin Wang Chong.
    Sin Wang is an assistant professor in School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen's University Belfast. Sin Wang’s research interests include assessment feedback in higher education, educational/language assessment, qualitative research synthesis, and computer-assisted language learning. Sin Wang is also a project leader of the TESOLgraphics (https://tesolgraphics.weebly.com) - A website that focuses on producing infographical summaries of secondary research in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. More about Sin Wang can be found here. 
    This episode discusses open scholarship, particularly the way that secondary research can be utilised by and made accessible for teachers. 
    Enjoy the episode! 

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    Contact us by email: teflology@gmail.com
    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TEFLology 
    Visit our website: https://teflology-podcast.com/

    • 1 hr 25 min
    110: ELT and the Environment with Harry Waters

    110: ELT and the Environment with Harry Waters

    Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast - a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. 
    This episode marks the start of our change in format.
    Today’s episode considers the environment, climate change, sustainability, and other green matters with regard to the ELT industry and teaching practice, and features our guest - Harry Waters. 
    Based in Spain, Harry has been working in the TEFL world for over 14 years. He is a trainer for the ELTon award winning Pearson and BBC Live Classes project, as well as the learning guide for Pearson and BBC Studio’s Speak Out for Sustainability project. His passion for teaching and obsession with the planet led him to create Renewable English, an online English course providing free classes and materials aimed at raising climate change awareness across the globe. 
    Enjoy the episode! 
    Renewable English: www.renewableenglish.com
    Speak out for Sustainability: https://www.pearson.com/english/about-us/pearson-and-bbc-studios-partnership.html 
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    Contact us by email: teflology@gmail.com
    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TEFLology 
    Visit our website: https://teflology-podcast.com/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    109: We're back! (Part 2)

    109: We're back! (Part 2)

    Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters.
    After a long hiatus from podcasting, we're happy to return! In this second part of Ep. 109, we catch-up with each other's recent research interest and reading activities. 
    Thanks for sticking with us! Or, if you're joining us for the first time, you're most welcome! Please enjoy this episode. 
    If you like our show, please consider showing your support with a small donation. Visit www.teflology-podcast.com to see how.
    Get in contact with us:
    Email: teflology@gmail.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TEFLology
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TEFLologypodcast

    • 1 hr 1 min
    109: We're back! (Part 1)

    109: We're back! (Part 1)

    Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters.
    After a long hiatus from podcasting, we're happy to return! In this episode, which is the first of two parts, we catch-up with each other about we've been doing during our time of absence, and we introduce details about the new format to our show. 
    Thanks for sticking with us! Or, if you're joining us for the first time, you're most welcome! Please enjoy this episode. 
    If you like our show, please consider showing your support with a small donation. Visit www.teflology-podcast.com to see how.
    Get in contact with us:
    Email: teflology@gmail.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TEFLology
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TEFLologypodcast

    • 33 min
    Interview 67: Ashley R. Moore on Queer Issues in Language Education

    Interview 67: Ashley R. Moore on Queer Issues in Language Education

    Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast! 
    In this episode, Matt speaks to Ashley R. Moore. 
    Ashley is a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia. His research interests include critical pedagogy, inclusive education, the role of hidden identities in language classrooms, and queer issues in language education, amongst other topics. He has published in TESOL Quarterly, the ELT Journal, and the Modern Language Journal. 
    In this interview, recorded remotely, Matt spoke to Ashley about queer issues and heteronormativity in foreign language learning and teaching. 
    Please enjoy this episode!
    More information about Ashley can be found here - https://lled.educ.ubc.ca/profiles/ashley-r-moore/
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    Follow us on Twitter at - https://twitter.com/TEFLology
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

RachelSews ,

New Listener/Fan

I’ve been teaching in Japan since 2013, but I never got around to listening to any TEFL podcasts. Sure wish I had gotten on this one sooner! I’ve enjoyed going through the back catalogue and listening to interviews with some incredible minds and voices in English education. I’m doing a master’s in art education, focusing my capstone project on the use of art in English language learning. I’m thrilled to find such great ideas and info from other EFL educators to bring into my research!

dbseoul ,

Informative and thoughtful

I love the TEFLOLOGY podcast because of the thoughtful takes on various topics and interviews. I've learned about ELTs and researchers that I didn't know I'd be interested in through TEFLOLOGY. Thank you for keeping this up! Now that this podcast has been around for a couple years, the cumulative effect of all of these podcasts is also impressive (and useful) for those of us looking for continuing professional development.

Cinenut ,

Audio is Usually Incomprehensible

Another interview recorded in an echo-filled hotel ballroom at a TEFL conference? No thanks! I'm tired of playing the same passages multiple times to be able to understand what somebody said amidst the noise. A shame, really, because some of the content is quite interesting.

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