Teachers as Workers – interview with Paul Walsh part 1

The TEFL show presents part 1 of the recent interview with Paul Walsh of the Teachers as Workers Special Interest Group (TaWSig) by Robert William McCaul. In this part we talk about some of the problems that teachers face in the industry: poor pay, low job security, a lack of sick pay, unfair contracts, compulsory … More Teachers as Workers – interview with Paul Walsh part 1

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

What evidence is there to support the different ELT methods and approaches? with Russell Mayne

In one of our previous podcasts: ‘ELT methods and approaches: the emperor’s new clothes?’, which you can listen to here, we explored the question of whether there was any scientific evidence behind the most common methods to teaching English. The episode was so popular that we decided to invite Russell Mayne to do a follow-up one. … More What evidence is there to support the different ELT methods and approaches? with Russell Mayne