‘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
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
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
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
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
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.
In this podcast we talk about the Trinity DipTESOL, which is a diploma level qualification in Teaching English. … More Trinity DipTESOL – An Overview