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
In this episode of the TEFL Show podcasts we discuss DELTA or the Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, which is run by Cambridge Assessment. We talk about the format and the content of the course, and tell you a bit more about our own experience doing it. We give some recommendations … More DELTA – what is it about and is it worth it?
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
In this episode we look at IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 and 2. We go through some of the key things you need to know as a teacher and a student to get a high score. The episode is aimed both at teachers who are teaching IELTS preparation classes, as well as students studying for … More Tips for IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 and Task 2
In this episode of the TEFL show we look at the key skills that teachers need to have successful classes. Marek gave a presentation on this at the recent IATEFL conference. We mention proficiency, language awareness & rapport along with a few others. Very useful if you have an observation coming up. … More Qualities of Effective English Teachers
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
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