Top 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Learning A Foreign Language

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

Native speakerism and the complexity of personal experience: a duoethnographic study

‘Native speakers’ are better at teaching speaking and should be given conversational and high level classes, right? They can’t tell a verb from a noun, though, so don’t ask them to teach any grammar. ‘Non-native speakers’ know the grammar better and since they know the students’ L1, they should teach lower levels, right? They’re never … More Native speakerism and the complexity of personal experience: a duoethnographic study

Minority Languages

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

6 things you should know about teaching pronunciation

The more ‘native-like’ the pronunciation, the better, right? Well, not necessarily. In this episode we take a look at English as a Lingua Franca research into pronunciation and discuss 6 things that every English teacher should know about teaching pronunciation. If you’re interested in learning more about teaching pronunciation, take a look at Marek’s on-line … More 6 things you should know about teaching pronunciation

Is having a ‘foreign’ accent in English a bad thing?

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?

Trinity DipTESOL – units 3 and 4: phonology and teaching practice

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