We’ve all met or heard of people who speak 4, 5, 7, 10 or even more foreign languages. Have you ever wondered how they do it? Would you like to boost your own language learning experience? In this podcast we discuss top 5 mistakes to avoid when learning a foreign language. Visit our website … More Top 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Learning A Foreign Language
In this episode we talk about minority languages, focusing on languages such as Irish and Catalan and why preserving languages is very important. If you enjoyed this episode, please give us a like and a share, and maybe leave a comment too. Don’t forget that the podcasts are available on a number of music services, while … More Minority Languages
When it comes to teaching pronunciation, it is typically Standard British English or General American model that we teach our students. In a nutshell, we want our students to sound ‘native-like’. In this podcast, however, we take a critical look at the assumption that more ‘native-like’ pronunciation is better. If you enjoyed this episode, … More Is having a ‘foreign’ accent in English a bad thing?
In this episode of the TEFL Show, Robert William McCaul interviews Sinead Laffan, an instructor on the DipTESOL, and Austin Weaver, who successfully completed the Dip a few years back, about Unit 3 and Unit 4 of the course. The two interviewees will give you an overview of these two units of the course and … More Trinity DipTESOL – units 3 and 4: phonology and teaching practice
In this episode of the TEFL show Robert William McCaul interviews Cecilia Nobre, an ESOL teacher, a regular conference speaker and blogger, about a novel way she was involved in to learn English on that long commute to work! We also chat about her experiences as a language learner & how she managed to learn … More Interview with Cecilia Nobre
The fall of the Roman Empire, beautifully depicted by Thomas Cole, evokes the destruction of civilisations and the loss of cultures. Is this what happens when a language dies? … More Dialects, Language Change, Death and Revival
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The United States is now the second largest Spanish speaking country after Mexico (128 million) according to a new report on the language commissioned by the highly respected Instituto Cervantes. … More Spanish in the United States of America.
Brevity will provide a huge blow to UK universities power to attract top international students. The economy and competitiveness will suffer further as a result. … More Brexit will cut the numbers of higher education students in the UK by a third.
In this podcast we talk about the Trinity DipTESOL, which is a diploma level qualification in Teaching English. … More Trinity DipTESOL – An Overview
In this episode of the TEFL Show podcasts we discuss DELTA or the Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, which is run by Cambridge Assessment. We talk about the format and the content of the course, and tell you a bit more about our own experience doing it. We give some recommendations … More DELTA – what is it about and is it worth it?