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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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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.

    108: L.G. Alexander, Bottom-up Vs Top-down Organisation, & Critical Language Learning

    108: L.G. Alexander, Bottom-up Vs Top-down Organisation, & Critical Language Learning

    Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language, and related matters.

    In this episode, Matt talks about contributions of L.G. Alexander, Rob leads a discussion about top-down and bottom-up approaches to curriculum design and organisation, and Matt shares a news story about critical language learning. 

    Enjoy!

    Contact us:

    Email: teflology@gmail.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TEFLology
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TEFLologypodcast

    • 1 hr 7 min
    107: Presentations, Aristophanes of Byzantium, and Teacher Wellbeing

    107: Presentations, Aristophanes of Byzantium, and Teacher Wellbeing

    Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast!

    In this episode, Matthew leads a discussion about the use of presentations in language learning, Rob introduces the work of Aristophanes of Byzantium, and Matt reflects on a recent study related to teacher wellbeing. 

    Enjoy!

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    Contact us: teflology@gmail.com / @TEFLology

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Interview 66: Rasha Halat on Teacher Training

    Interview 66: Rasha Halat on Teacher Training

    Welcome to the TEFLology Podcast! 

    In this interview, recorded remotely, Matthew speaks to Dr Rasha Halat. Matthew asked questions to Rasha about teacher training, and other related topics.

    We hope enjoy this episode!

    Information about Rasha here - https://lebanesestudies.com/members/rasha-halat/ 

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    Visit our website - https://teflology-podcast.com

    Follow us - https://twitter.com/TEFLology

    Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TEFLologypodcast/

    • 32 min
    106: TEFL Workers' Union

    106: TEFL Workers' Union

    Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast!

    This episode features the stories of six individuals related to the TEFL Workers' union, based across the UK and Ireland. The TEFL Workers' Union is a union for foreign language teachers in the UK organised by the industrial workers of the world (IWW).

    More about the TEFL Workers' Union and IWW can be found here - https://www.facebook.com/teflworkers/

    Get in contact with us:
    teflology@gmail.com / www.teflology-podcast.com

    • 59 min
    105: Labour Disputes, Homework, and the Prague School

    105: Labour Disputes, Homework, and the Prague School

    Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast!

    In this episode, Rob talks about a news story related to labour disputes between teachers and private language schools, Matt leads a discussion about homework, and Matthew explores the work of two pioneers from the Prague Linguistic Circle. 

    Enjoy!

    Get in contact with us:
    Email: teflology@gmail.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TEFLology
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TEFLologypodcast
    Website: https://www.teflology-podcast.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Interview 65: Sulaiman Jenkins on Race and Speakerhood

    Interview 65: Sulaiman Jenkins on Race and Speakerhood

    Welcome back to the TEFLology Podcast! 

    In this interview, recorded remotely, Rob asked questions to Sulaiman Jenkins about native-speakerism, cultural chauvinism, and other related topics.

    We hope enjoy this episode!

    More information about Sulaiman here - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sulaiman_Jenkins 

    Email - teflology@gmail.com

    Website at - https://teflology-podcast.com

    Twitter - https://twitter.com/TEFLology

    Facebook at - https://www.facebook.com/TEFLologypodcast/

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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.

JoshMac202 ,

TEFL Crash Course

For those who haven't had the chance to read up on all the latest developments in the TEFL field, this podcast is a perfect medium for you to develop as a language educator. Thanks for providing such a valuable resource.

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