Masters of TESOL
By Andrew Bailey
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The biggest brains in TESOL, ESL, EFL spill the beans on the most effective way of teaching English as a Foreign Language.
||Clean19 – Reflective Practice – Thomas Farrell||http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftesol/19_-_Reflective_Practice_-_Thomas_Farrell.mp3 The self-styled ‘bad boy’ of language teaching, Thomas Farrell, dropped by my office to take about self reflection. What do we do in the classroom and, impo||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 – Discourse Markers – Jon Campbell-Larsen||http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftesol/18_-_Discourse_Markers_-_Jon_Campbell-Larsen.mp3 Well, discourse markers are kinda a feature of, like, natural speech in, you know, basically every language. Jon Campbell-Larsen takes us through the how and why o||12/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17 – Reichmuth and Hanf – How to use TV shows for pronunciation – QUICKIE||http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftesol/17_-_Reichmuth_and_Hanf_-_TV_shows_for_pronunciation_-_QUICKIE.mp3 How effective is using English language TV in helping students improve their pronunciation? Well, Reichmuth & Hanf actually did some research a||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16 – Eytan Zweig – what words really mean – semantics and pragmatics||Plurals are easy, right? There’s one or there’s more than one… pretty straight forward. “All”, “every”, “All the” “each” – that’s pretty simple too, isn’t it? Well, hold o||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15 – The Student Becomes The Teacher – Justin McKibben||In the first of this batch of hit-n-run quickie interviews from the KOTESOL conference in Seoul at the end of 2016, I spoke to Justin McKibben about how we can expand students roles. By giving students certain speaking tasks the traditional classroom wo||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 – MOT Listeners’ Tales from the classroom||In this end-of-year episode, we get the funnier side of teaching English with stories from listeners and future interviewees. Special thanks to Grace, Thomas, Matthew, Jon, Fergal, James, Mierkamil, Oksana, Jacob, Roger, Gordon, and Jake. http://traffic||12/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Funny EFL / ESL Teaching Stories – an open call||I’m making a Christmas episode of the podcast and I need your help. Yes, YOU. The person reading this right now. Don’t look around, I’m talking to you~! http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftesol/MOT_call_for_stories.mp3 As serious, devote||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 – What the way you speak says about you – Sociolinguistics with Andrew Euan MacFarlane||This episode, we start with a little experiment and get more interactive. Let us know what country you thought the music originated in at @MOTcast with the hashtag #motesol . I’ll put up the results on www.mastersoftesol.com http://traffic.li||9/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 – Babies and First Language Acquisition – Tamar Keren-Portnoy pt1||http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftesol/12_-_First_Language_Acquisition_-_Tamar_Keren-Portnoy_pt1.mp3 @MOTcast Now on Instagram! Once again, I got lost in the labyrinthian corridors of the University of York Language & Linguistic Science department,||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 – Too old to learn? The Critical Period – Heather Marsden||http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftesol/11_-_Too_old_to_learn__The_Critical_Period_-_Heather_Marsden.mp3 This episode, I speak to University of York’s Heather Marsden about the controversial Critical Period hypothesis. This theory suggests that the||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 – how fair is your English test? – QUICKIE||http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftesol/10_-_Is_your_English_test_fair_.mp3 @MOTcast www.mastersoftesol.com Subscribe on iTunes I’m alive! Back after five months with a quickie that (hopefully) gives us a foundation for a deeper look at this topic||2/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09 – Bilingual Mythbusting – Marilyn Vihman||http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftesol/09_-_Bilingual_Mythbusting_-_Marilyn_Vihman.mp3 Subscribe on iTunes Follow me on Twitter – @MOTcast To a monolingual, being bilingual or multilingual seems magical. More than one language in one head –||9/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08 – English as a Lingua Franca in the ESL classroom – Martin Dewey||http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftesol/08__English_as_a_Lingua_Franca_in_the_ESL_classroom__Martin_Dewey.mp3 [This episode follows up on issues first covered in episode 4 with Jennifer Jenkins.] English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) is a perplexing thing.||7/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07 – Why your ESL lesson bombed – Tom Randolph||http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftesol/07_-_Why_your_ESL_lesson_bombed_-_Tom_Randolph.mp3 In this episode we hear from TESOL methodology trainer Tom Randolph about some of the reasons ESL / EFL lessons don’t succeed, and how to avoid it happening.||6/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06 – The ESL / EFL student brain and how we learn – Stephen van Vlack||http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftesol/06_-_How_ESL___EFL_students_learn_-_Stephen_van_Vlack.mp3 As teachers, we need to be aware of how students are learning. Different brain systems need to work together in order to retain information and, most imp||4/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05 – How to teach English intonation – Dorothy Chun||http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftesol/05_-_How_to_teach_intonation_-_Dorothy_Chun.mp3 One of the most overlooked elements of teaching spoken language is intonation. Yet it’s extremely important for conveying meaning. Traditional methods of teachi||3/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 – Questioning the Native English Norm in English Teaching – Jennifer Jenkins||http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftesol/04_-_Questioning_the_Native_Speaker_Norm_-_Jennifer_Jenkins.mp3 English as a Lingua Franca – ELF – is English as a shared language (usually) between non-native speakers. As English becomes more a||2/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03 – Effective Feedback on Writing – Ahmar Mahboob||http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftesol/03_-_Effective_Feedback_on_Writing_-_Ahmar_Mahboob.mp3 Hands up if you’ve been properly trained on giving feedback on students’ writing… Yep, not many of us. Ahmar Mahboob gives a valuable insight||1/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02 – Gestures and Embodied Cognition – Scott Thornbury||http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftesol/02_-_Gestures_and_Embodied_Cognition_-_Scott_Thornbury.mp3 In class, we point behind us to represent the past. Forward for the future. But, other than Total Physical Response, how else can we use gestures? Scot||11/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01 – Visual Thinking Strategies – Gabriel Diaz Maggioli||http://traffic.libsyn.com/mastersoftesol/01_ep01_-_Visual_Thinking_Strategy_-_Gabriel_Diaz_Maggioli.mp3 Here is the first episode of the MOT podcast. If you like it, please SUBSCRIBE! Follow the podcast on @MOTcast Now, us teachers use a lot of visual||10/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Nice Discussion of Practical Topics
I've enjoyed the short discussion of practical and theoretical topics. I really like the fact that the podcasts are generally fairly short (10-30 mins). Great for my commute.
Thought-Provoking Professional Development
I appreciate this podcast for the thought-provoking topics like English as a lingua franca and the practical advice in episodes like why your ESL lesson bombed. That latter episode with Tom Randolph immediately made my classroom more personal, conversational and interactive. Thank you for the quality professional development you provide the TESOL community!