ELT Podcast - The Teachers' Lounge

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Language teachers talking about education and teaching EFL, English as a Foreign Language.

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Description
Language teachers talking about education and teaching EFL, English as a Foreign Language.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2009-11-15 01:04
last episode published
2008-04-09 04:26
publication frequency
37.89 days
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Hosted by Bill Pellowe author  
Bill Pellowe owner  
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Number of Episodes
14
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Education Language Courses

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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
9.04.2008

First Lesson of the School Year for EFL Classrooms

www.eltpodcast.com In this episode, language teachers talk about what they do when faced with a new group of students in the classroom on the first day of classes in the new school year. Visit the Teachers' Lounge archive on our website for a full sum...
Bill Pellowe, Kevin Ryan, Robert Chartrand author
23.11.2007

Streaming Students by Ability Level

Streaming, or tracking, involves dividing the students up into different ability levels. The goal is to have a set of classes comprised of students of similar abilities and / or aptitudes, so that teachers can provide more suitable class contents and t...
Bill Pellowe, Dominic Marini, Kevin Ryan, Robert Chartrand author
24.06.2007

Reports on the JALT CALL conference

ELT Podcast - Teachers Lounge We talk about various technology-related presentations that we attended at a conference held in Tokyo June 2-3, 2007. For extensive notes and links to the content discussed, please visit http://www.eltpodcast.com/archive/...
Bill Pellowe, Kevin Ryan, Robert Chartrand author
16.05.2007

Attending Conferences for Language Teachers

www.eltpocast.com Conferences for language teachers are an important opportunity for professional development. Today's episode is intended for teachers with little to no conference experience. We discuss why we like attending conferences, and we offer ...
Bill Pellowe, Kevin Ryan, Robert Chartrand author
22.04.2007

Seating Arrangements in Language Classrooms

www.eltpocast.com We have all probably seen large classrooms that are two-thirds full, with the front third of the seats empty. Or, when the number of seats is about the same as the number of students, you might have seen students rush in to grab the s...
Bill Pellowe, Kevin Ryan, Robert Chartrand author
15.04.2007

Attendance and Tardiness in EFL Classrooms

For more extensive notes, please visit http://www.eltpodcast.com/archive/lounge Dominic's basic policy is to mark students absent if they are over 5 minutes late, and 3 absences will earn the student a failing grade. But what if the teacher is late? L...
Bill Pellowe, Dominic Marini author
20.02.2007

Information Gap Activities in EFL Lessons

Today we discussed information gap activity, a familiar type of exercise found in communicative textbooks and teacher resource books. An information gap activity requires as least two different versions of the material. Students work together in pairs ...
Bill Pellowe, Robert Chartrand, Dominic Marini author
12.02.2007

Using Textbook Dialogs in EFL Classrooms

www.eltpodcast.com This week we discussed what to do with the dialogs that are commonly found in language textbooks. First, we outlined a basic procedure that was popularized through textbooks such as Streamlines Departures in the late 80s. We discus...
Bill Pellowe, Kevin Ryan, Dominic Marini author
4.02.2007

Student Expectations in EFL Classrooms

www.eltpodcast.com Welcome to the sixth episode of ELT Podcast, the Teachers' Lounge. In this episode, we discuss student expectations. What do students expect our classes to be like? What do they expect to get out of the classes? How are their expecta...
Bill Pellowe, Kevin Ryan, Robert Chartrand author
23.01.2007

Student Evaluations in EFL Courses

www.eltpodcast.com Welcome to the fifth episode of ELT Podcast, the Teachers' Lounge. In this episode, we discuss student evaluations, including continuous assessment, final examinations, and other aspects that go into deciding a final grade for our st...
Bill Pellowe, Robert Chartrand, Kevin Ryan author
28.12.2006

Holidays

www.eltpodcast.com Welcome to the fourth episode of ELT Podcast, the Teachers' Lounge. With the winter holiday approaching, we discussed a topic that, while outside the scope of educational topics, is nevertheless relevant to a teacher's life as a teac...
Bill Pellowe, Robert Chartrand, Kevin Ryan author
17.12.2006

Attendance in EFL Classrooms

This is our third episode, and our topic is attendance. We started with a CNN news story with the title of "Students with good attendance can win a new car." We talked about how many classes students were allowed to miss. We raised the question of what...
Bill Pellowe, Kevin Ryan, Robert Chartrand author
10.12.2006

Accents and Language Teaching

www.eltpodcast.com Welcome to the second episode of ELT Podcast, the Teachers' Lounge. Today we discussed accents, starting with a look at an online quiz that can accurately place your accent to a region of the USA with only 13 questions. There are two...
Bill Pellowe, Robert Chartrand, Kevin Ryan author
3.12.2006

Michael Richards; Educational Reform

www.eltpodcast.com This is our first episode of ELT Podcast, the Teachers' Lounge. We started with an article from the Japan Times, "Reform panel eyes teacher improvement" (see our website, eltpodcast.com, for links to the article). We also discuss the...
Bill Pellowe, Robert Chartrand, Kevin Ryan author