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

Teaching lexically, materials writing and the CELTA – interview with Hugh Dellar

In this episode we talk to Hugh Dellar, an experienced teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer. We start off by discussing the lexical approach, what it is, how it differs from other ELT approaches and how teachers can utilise it. We then go on to talk about Hugh’s books ‘Outcomes’ and ‘Teaching lexically’, co-written with … More Teaching lexically, materials writing and the CELTA – interview with Hugh Dellar

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

Observee’s checklist – surviving an observed lesson

In this episode of the TEFL Show podcasts we talk about every teacher’s nightmare – observed lessons. Having survived many formal observations during our careers, we suggest an observee’s checklist: a list of tips that will not only help you survive an observed lesson, but actually do well on it too. Among other things we … More Observee’s checklist – surviving an observed lesson

Decentralised Teaching & Teachers’ Stories: Interview with Paul Walsh- Part 2

The TEFL show presents part 2 of our recent interview with Paul Walsh of Teachers as Workers fame. In this episode, Paul discusses two of his other projects. One of them is Decentralised Teaching, a website dedicated to the philosophy of making our classrooms more democratic, espouses learner empowerment and celebrates the idea of having a negotiated syllabus. His other project is entitled teachers’ stories. Listen in to find out more about this exciting new project and how you can participate. Apologies in advance for the quality of the audio, the interview was conducted over Skype and we did our best to make it as understandable as possible! … More Decentralised Teaching & Teachers’ Stories: Interview with Paul Walsh- Part 2