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?

The flipped classroom: an interview with Russell Stannard of www.teachertrainingvideos.com

In this episode of The TEFL Show podcasts we chat with Russell Stannard of http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com about the whole idea of the flipped classroom. We start off by talking about using technology to give students feedback through audios and videos. We then discuss how ‘flipping the classroom’ through technology can be used to minimise the ‘lecturing’ aspects … More The flipped classroom: an interview with Russell Stannard of www.teachertrainingvideos.com