Trinity DipTESOL – tips for Unit 1 and Unit 2

In this episode we look at Trinity DipTESOL in more detail, focusing on Unit 1 and Unit 2. The former unit checks the candidate knowledge of SLA and ELT theory including such topics as second language acquisition and teaching methodology. Unit 2 on the other hand is assessed through three action research projects where the … More Trinity DipTESOL – tips for Unit 1 and Unit 2

Key skills teachers need to have successful classes – Teaching English chat

Tomorrow, Friday 8th July we’ll be chatting about ‘Key skills teachers need to have successful classes’. The chat will take place on Twitter and on Facebook. On Twitter you can take part by using the hashtag #techat We’ll be tweeting from @theteflshow. If you’re new to Twitter, you can check out this explanation of how … More Key skills teachers need to have successful classes – Teaching English chat

Memrise – a few features that make it a really useful language learning tool

In the previous video I showed you how to create a vocabulary course for your students on Memrise, which is a free website and an app for learning languages. I’ve used it myself as a language learner and with my students, and I think it can be a very powerful and fun tool for learning … More Memrise – a few features that make it a really useful language learning tool

5 Reasons why native speakers should learn how to use English internationally

Are you a native speaker? Do you often get misunderstood in meetings where there are many people who speak English as a second language? Why are you being misunderstood? What can you do to avoid this situation the next time? In this episode we discuss Chia Suan Chong’s recent article for the English Teaching Professional … More 5 Reasons why native speakers should learn how to use English internationally

Which pronunciation model should we teach?

In this episode of The TEFL Show podcast we follow on from two previous episodes where we discussed the phonemic chart focusing first on vowels here and then on consonants here. So in this podcast we look at the various pronunciation models that teachers offer to students and try to answer the question which pronunciation model should we … More Which pronunciation model should we teach?

A guide to English pronunciation part 2 – consonants

In this episode we continue our discussion from the previous one, where we spoke about English vowels, and now look at the consonants.  We go through each of the consonants, discussing how they are produced, giving example words and offering some tips for remembering the symbols. We finish off with practical implications, so the episode … More A guide to English pronunciation part 2 – consonants

Teaching writing

In this episode we look at different methods and ideas for teaching writing. We discuss the pros and cons of the two main approaches, that is product and process approach. We also look at the importance of writing and ways of encouraging our students to write more. We mainly focus on academic writing, but also … More Teaching writing