TTELT: Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers
TTELT is a podcast for English language teachers who never seem to find the time for the professional development we want and need. Episodes include tips that we can implement in our classes this week, discussiions of journal articles and blogs in our field, and interviews with prominent, and not so prominent, teachers who have teaching tips they'd like to share.
S2 36.0 Student Motivation Revisited
In the early days of our organization, Beth Trudell sat down for a conversation on student motivation with our founder. In this episode, we revisit Beth's original work to focus on quick teaching tips and strategies that you can use in your teaching practice today to motivate your learners. Visit TTELT.org to watch the full episode with supporting visuals and more strategies for motivating students.
June 23, 2022
S2 35.0 Reviewing Past Episodes for Future Ideas
Join Peter Edwards as he scrolls back through previous TTELT podcasts to help him refresh his thoughts on an upcoming project. Peter is working on an article for TESOL Arabia and a forthcoming workshop in TTELT on motivating students to read through visual literacy techniques. With that in mind, he follows a specific process to gather insights from the previous guests, Matthew Jellick, Jesus Villegas, and Makaela Anderson, and shares clips from their episodes. Visit TTELT.org for more notes on this episode and to do your own professional development walk.
June 15, 2022
S2 34.0 Benefits of Professional Development
Find your professional development path with Brooke Leach Grable. She shares the importance of making and building connections to learn as much as we can from each other. Learn how to find your professional development purpose and grow your professional practice through local, international, and virtual PD. Visit TTELT.org for more professional development opportunities.
May 25, 2022
S2 33.0 Networking at Conferences
Attending workshops and plenaries are great, yet networking can shape your career. Professional conferences offer so many opportunities beyond the session options. In this episode, Peter Edwards discusses the importance of networking as part of participating in PD conferences. Learn to find your singularity and make meaningful professional connections. Want more professional development opportunities? Visit TTELT.org to find the teaching tips for your professional practice.
May 18, 2022
S2 32.0 Professional Development Conferences
Ever feel overwhelmed by all of the choices at professional conferences? Learn tips for making the conference experience, whether online or in-person, more meaningful with Luciana's tips. She shares how to pre-plan your experience for the greatest impact. Find more free professional development opportunities at TTELT.org
May 12, 2022
S2 31.0 Professional Development 101
Learn how to take control of your professional development. Join Dr. Aileen Hale, Beth Trudell, and Dr. Peter Edwards for a discussion about creating a personal, professional development practice that is enjoyable and applicable. They provide simple strategies to stay professionally connected and inspired. Visit TTELT.org to find more professional development topics to inspire your teaching practice.
May 03, 2022
S2 30.0 Service Learning and PBL
Discover the connections between Service-Learning (SL) and Project-Based Learning with Dr. Aileen Hale. She shares ways to take projects out of the classroom and into the community to meet community needs. She gives lots of examples of SL projects for all age levels. Visit TTELT.org for more show notes and links.
April 26, 2022
S2 29 Task-Based Learning
Do you ever feel like the language you are learning isn't the language you need? This week Anesh Daya the founder of On the Spot Learning shares his tips for using task-based learning in the community to give purpose to language learning. Anesh explains how daily language tasks can align with specific language goals like learning new vocabulary. Learn how building a community network can support your students in learning a language. Learn more about this episode and other types of project-based learning at TTELT.org
April 20, 2022
S2 28.0 Leadership and Learning
Learn ways to engage your students in leading their project-based learning. Courtney Miles shares with listeners creative ideas for helping students develop language and leadership skills through student-led projects. She explains ways to discover their expertise, follow their lead, create safe spaces, change roles, and give students a platform. Let us know how you are using these teaching tips in the comments. Visit TTELT.org for show notes for this episode.
April 12, 2022
S2 27.0 Project-Based Learning 101
Project-based learning is an instructional approach that gives meaning to the languages our students are learning. Project-based learning is adaptable to meet your needs, from large projects like building a gate for a school and creating language materials for local taxi drivers to helping kids learn through their passions. Join Dr. Aileen Hale, Jennifer Gonzales, and Kyra Sage for their tips on integrating projects big and small into your language learning class. This episode features strategies appropriate for all ages and teaching contexts. For expanded show notes and links, visit TTELT.org
April 05, 2022
S2 26 Rubrics - An Assessment Essential
Want to know a helpful strategy for making assessments fairer? Rubrics are the answer. Rubrics are tools used by both teachers and students to make clear the assessment criteria and expectations. Join Beth Trudell as she explains what rubrics are, how to create them, use them with your students, and resources to support their use. Listen as she gives an excellent example for creating a rubric to assess paragraph writing. Visit TTELT.org to get links to resources mentioned in this episode.
March 28, 2022
S2 25.0 Hexagonal Thinking: Putting the Pieces Together
Need an assessment that integrates language skills and requires students to think critically? Try hexagonal thinking. This strategy has students working together to create connections of words, phrases, and ideas. It easily incorporates reading, writing, speaking, and listening as students have to explain their thinking for the connections they make.
March 24, 2022
S2 24.0 Beyond Exit Slips
Formative assessments can be easily integrated into your classroom teaching practice daily. In this discussion with Renuka Karunaratne, you will learn quick formative assessment strategies that become part of your daily teaching routine. Check for understanding with Bellwork, Turn and Talk, and One-Minute Summaries throughout your lessons. For complete show notes, visit TTELT.org
March 15, 2022
S2 23.0 Assessment 101
Have questions about assessment for English Language Learners? This episode features experts in the field discussing what assessment is, the components of quality assessments, how to assess large classes, and how to use assessment data. It is full of great assessment tips and strategies that you can begin to implement in your class today. Visit TTELT.org to view the episode, sign-up for upcoming events, and see the full show notes.
March 08, 2022
S2 22.0 Minecraft: Great for ELLs
Have you heard of Minecraft? It is a great tool to teach vocabulary, verb tenses and use visuals to showcase sentence structures. It works well with all ages and students love using it because they’re having fun while learning. Listen for creative ways that Ryan integrates Minecraft into his teaching.
March 01, 2022
S2 21.0 Review Games for Language Learners
Need new game ideas to keep learning interesting? Listen as Christian Kallio shares grammar, vocabulary, and reading review games. He includes online and low-tech game options. Visit the episode page on TTELT for a complete list of resources mentioned.
February 21, 2022
S2 20.0 Tips for Using Improv Games
Join us to learn how Improv Games can engage students while creating a safe space for practicing their language skills. Build student confidence while bringing down their affective filter. Listen to examples of games and learn about websites for more improv games. Adapt games to your particular learners and context.
February 16, 2022
S2 19.0 Review Activities that Work!
Learn about review games such as syllabus search, vocabulary wheel, relay race, and more! These are all great in-class and online review games to quickly implement in your class.
February 09, 2022
S2 18.0 Low & No Prep Online Games with Wordwall
Have you ever heard of Wordwall? Wordwall.net is a low-tech way to create your perfect teaching resource and bring engaging games into your classroom. Join Kyra Sage to hear about ways you can quickly and easily access and build your resources. wordwall.net
February 04, 2022
S2 17.0 Technology Guaranteed to Increase Engagement and Participation in the ELL Classroom with Christian Kallio
While getting English Language Learners to participate in classroom activities is often easier said than done, some time-tested methods related to technology. This episode contains several tools for integrating YouTube videos and film into your EL classes that could enormously increase student engagement and participation, especially with teenagers. Join Christian Kallio to learn about YouTube videos such as EngVid, Learn English with Papa Teach Me, and Mr. Bean to engage your ELLs, as well as excellent film ideas. https://www.youtube.com/user/engvidenglish https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwk6ifONlkvqnoMF2uyA05g https://www.mrbean.comenormously
January 25, 2022
S2 16.0 Engaging Benefits of Cellphones for EL Teachers with Hansley Cazeau
In a world shaped by digital trends, cellphones are great teaching tools for English language learners (ELLs) who have limited technology available or little access to computers. Hansley Cazeau shares techniques to engage your ELLs using cellphones as part of their language learning process. Cellphones allow students to: Create voice recordings Analyze and use language dictionaries Use Google Translate and understand how languages don't translate word for word Access the internet for research Watch and post videos on platforms like YouTube Participate in video chats Tapping into learning tools - like cellphones - that students are actively engaged with, can facilitate and motivate their language learning.
January 19, 2022
S2 15 Broadening Horizons with Technology in Teaching Language and Culture
Originally from China, a young linguistic entrepreneur and PhD candidate, Yuchen Lui shares her knowledge of creating a new App to broaden the horizons of using technology for teaching language and culture. Learn how her App will help to fill gaps in the use of technology for linguistic and cultural competencies. Participate in her research and share your cultural background for Beta testing. Context Culture websites: https://www.contextculture.uk https://linktr.ee/contextculture (sign up for beta testing) Context Culture Cast podcast: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6SeLHb63cCchbwTP6UiohB?si=OI7njroPQYe0O0sgm9VWww; Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/context-culture-cast/id1529812277 "Context Culture" featured in local journal: https://dailyiowan.com/2021/04/25/context-culture-current-and-former-hawkeyes-developing-new-app-and-platform/ Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/context_culture/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/contextculture People can contact me through my email: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
January 11, 2022
S2 14.0 Presentation Tips and Technology with Alia Attia
An entrepreneurial English Assistant from Egypt, Alia Attia shares her expertise on presenting with technology, integrating Slidesgo; VoiceThread, and Canva. She highlights techniques for engaging students with these presentation tools. This is a great episode to use in your class to introduce presentation skills and tools to your students. Slidesgo.com voicethread.com Canva.com bubbl.us (https://bubbl.us/) Text2mindmap (https://tobloef.com/text2mindmap/), Lucid (https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/examples/mind_mapping_software)
January 04, 2022
S2 13.0 Building Vocabulary to Increase Reading Comprehension with Brenda Custodio
Join us to hear Dr. Brenda Custodio's tips on building students' vocabulary to increase their reading. In this episode you'll learn techniques for teaching sight words, building on root words, learning word families, and more - all to improve your students' reading comprehension. Dr. Custodio is a former ESL teacher in Columbus, Ohio. She currently works in teacher education at The Ohio State University and Ohio Dominican University as well as serving as a consultant in the areas of literacy, newcomers, trauma, and SLIFE. She is the author of three books on supporting English learners.
December 29, 2021
S2 12 Creating a LOVE for Reading with Makaela Anderson
Makaela Anderson, a Senior Research Associate for Research Surveys and an adjunct professor for UCSD's EL Institute, shares her expertise in creating a love for reading with your ELLs through comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels. Learn how she engages language learners in reading through comic series such as Burka Avenger and American English resources. She has a wealth of resources to get you started and motivate your ELLs. Zonk 1 and 2 https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/teaching-comics-and-graphic-novels#child-2561 Strips https://infoazcomics.wixsite.com/azcomics Burka Avenger https://www.burkaavenger.com/comic-series Panels and Perspectives https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/panels_and_perspectives-508.pdf Graphic Novels https://bookriot.com/where-to-read-comics-online-for-free/ http://cbldf.org/using-graphic-novels/
December 22, 2021
S2 11 Using Drama and Role Play to Enhance Reading with Natasha Agrawal
Natasha Agrawal gained her own confidence in reading and speaking through drama, as a child in India. As a teacher of English language learners (ELLs), she uses drama to integrate English skills. Natasha shares great tips to easily integrate role-play and drama in your classroom to enhance reading with your English language learners. She includes tips such as creating scripts with student input, changing roles, and performing in class. Increase motivation in your classroom by assigning roles and transforming your classroom into a theater. Learn easy tips to change any story into a script. Teach students to write dialogue and read with expression. Encourage critical thinking by asking a character’s thoughts and feelings. Discuss point of view by having one character present their perspective in the story. This activity enhances reading, speaking, and listening skills.
December 14, 2021
S2 10.0 Enhancing Reading with Graphic Organizers with Randi Perlman
Randi Perlman shares her expertise in teaching in the U.S. and Finland with tips of incorporating KWL charts, Venn diagrams, and more graphic organizers to activate prior knowledge and build connections with new information. She explains how graphic organizers can be used to introduce topics, organize and visually summarize content, assess comprehension, identify and develop discussion questions. Scholastic.org site: https://shop.scholastic.com/teachers-ecommerce/teacher/search-results.html?search=1&text=graphic organizers email@example.com Check out our upcoming TTELT episodes: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/
December 07, 2021
S2 09.0 Working with Culture in Foreign Language Classrooms with Luciana Lousadan *Video Episode*
Originally from Brazil, Luciana is currently working in Germany teaching English and Portuguese. Working with multi-cultural classrooms, sparked her interest in including cultural elements in her teaching. She goes below the surface of the ‘cultural iceberg’ to discuss worldviews and values. She also includes tips, such as telling our personal stories to share our cultures. She encourages teachers to learn from the cultures of their students, as part of language teaching. firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.un.org/en/observances/list-days-weeks
November 30, 2021
S2 09.0 Working with Culture in Foreign Language Classrooms with Luciana Lousada
Originally from Brazil, Luciana is currently working in Germany teaching English and Portuguese. Working with multi-cultural classrooms, sparked her interest in including cultural elements in her teaching. She goes below the surface of the ‘cultural iceberg’ to discuss worldviews and values. She also includes tips, such as telling our personal stories to share our cultures. She encourages teachers to learn from the cultures of their students, as part of language teaching. email@example.com https://www.un.org/en/observances/list-days-weeks
November 30, 2021
S2 08.0 Culturally Responsive Teaching with Joanne Munisteri **Audio Only**
With extensive international teaching experience, Joanne Munisteri shares with us her expertise in culturally responsive teaching. She highlights the importance of human interaction and participating in students’ lives outside the classroom. She encourages teachers to learn about students’ ‘mother tongue’, to address cultural and linguistic challenges. She also shares ways to integrate cultural music, sports, art and games into the teaching of language. firstname.lastname@example.org website: https://www.jopattimunisteri.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DU81S9FT0E
November 23, 2021
S2 08.0 Culturally Responsive Teaching with Joanne Munisteri
With extensive international teaching experience, Joanne Munisteri shares her expertise in culturally responsive teaching. She highlights the importance of human interaction and participating in students’ lives outside the classroom. She encourages teachers to learn about students’ mother tongue language and to address cultural and linguistic challenges. She also shares ways to integrate cultural music, sports, art, and games into the teaching of language. email@example.com website: https://www.jopattimunisteri.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DU81S9FT0E
November 23, 2021
S2 07.0 Student-Centered Teaching in Teacher-Centered Cultures with Kirsten Dyck
Kirsten Dyck, who is currently teaching English at a university in Nanjing, China, has also taught in the Ukraine. She shares her expertise in culturally responsive teaching with engaging ways to encourage student participation and activities for overcoming fears of speaking in class. Dr. Kirsten Dyck teaches EFL at Nanjing Xiaozhuang University in Nanjing, China. She previously taught History and Humanities at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA (2012-2017) and EFL for the US Peace Corps at Poltava National V.G. Korolenko Pedagogical University in Poltava, Ukraine (2017-2019). She has held fellowships with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Auschwitz Jewish Center, the Fulbright Commission, and the English Language Fellow Program. She is the author of Reichsrock: The International Web of White-Power and Neo-Nazi Hate Music (Rutgers University Press, 2017), as well as scholarly articles on genocide, racism, and music. She earned her PhD in American Studies from Washington State University (2012) and a TESOL Certificate from Toronto's Coventry House International (2005).
November 15, 2021
S2 06.0 Using Mindfulness in the Classroom with Ramin Yazdanpanah **Guided Meditation Included**
Ramin Yazdanpanah is a multifaceted and talented educator and founder of Full Circle Language Learning and Teaching Services. He is also a musician and active practitioner of mindfulness techniques. In this episode, he shares with us how to use breathwork and meditation to prepare our English Language Learners for meaningful engagement in our classrooms. Included is a full guided relaxation that asks us to connect and check-in with ourselves. It is finished off with a reflection related to our multiple identities of ancestral self, character/authentic self, and professional self with specific suggestions for connecting this practice to listening, speaking, and writing skills. Full Circle Language Learning https://www.fullcirclelanguage.com/ Connect with Ramin Yazdanpanah https://www.linkedin.com/in/raminyaz/
November 09, 2021
S2 05.0 Rethinking Imagery and Vocabulary with Jennifer Gonzales
Too often, the vocabulary and imagery selected for English Language Learning classes are disconnected from the learners' experiences. Instead of choosing and showing imagery of items from learners' homes, communities, and cultures, images from Western cultures are used. By selecting vocabulary that is a part of learners' everyday lives and pairing it with familiar imagery, teachers connect to their background knowledge and create a foundation to build connections from. Links from the Episode: John Thackwray's My Room Project Website: http://myroomphotos.com/ His book is available at http://myroomphotos.com/buy-the-english-version-of-the-book/ Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-gonzales-75049316
November 02, 2021
S2 4.0 Service Learning with Dr. Aileen Hale
Educators Worldwide board member Dr. Aileen Hale, shares her expertise in Service-Learning (SL), a contemporary application of Experiential Education. She shares the "what, why, and how" of integrating SL into your classroom - an effective method for language acquisition with students of all ages and stages of learning.
October 25, 2021
S2 3.0 Conversational Writing with Nicholas Gordon
An Outreach Coordinator at Georgetown University, and a prior EL Fellow in Ukraine, author Nicholas Gordan has developed Conversational Writing as an experiential education technique, to engage students in writing in and outside of the classroom. He shares engaging tips to enhance writing fluency through conversation. Conversational Writing: An Interactive Approachhttps: https://www.alphabetpublishingbooks.com/writer/nicholas-gordon/ Contact Nicholas Gordon on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-gordon-00825b111/ Want more experiential learning tips? Listen to all episodes from this series at https://www.ttelt.org/category/experiential-learning/
October 19, 2021
S2 2.0 Alternative Assessment for the Writing Classroom with Beth Trudell
A board member with Educators Worldwide and a prior English Language Fellow in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Beth Trudell shares experiential techniques for assessments. Listen for her tips on alternative assessments, where students learn from each other, success is promoted, and fears disappear. Both teachers and students love the process!
October 12, 2021
S2 1.0 Presenting Live with Dr. Peter Edwards
Currently working as an English language lecturer at a university in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Peter Edwards shares an experiential learning technique of "presenting live". He describes the process of teaching ELLs to gain confidence for real-life use of their language through presenting to strangers on a subway!
October 06, 2021
52.0 Storytelling to Engage Young Learners with Amna Habiba
Amna Habiba is an inspiring young teacher and leader who founded Global Creative Hub when she was 14 years old. This social development initiative is working towards making every Pakistani girl youth digitally literate. The mission is to make the world a more equal place for all girls to live in and strive towards a better future. In this episode, Amna shares how stories motivated her to learn English and how she using storytelling to engage young learners. Learn the benefits of storytelling and how you can incorporate this strategy into your classes with learners of all ages.
October 06, 2021
51.0 Digital Storytelling with Zeboniso Murodova Sabzalievna
As a 2021 Virtual TESOL Convention presenter, Zeboniso Murodova Sabzalievna, shared "Tajik Voices" with digital stories from Tajikistan. In this episode, she shares her personal and professional experiences creating her own digital story and then teaching her students the process of digital storytelling. Both the process and student successes are highlighted in this episode. She explains how she used Zoom, WhatsApp, and WeVideo to guide 5 Access students through the process of writing, recording, and sharing their personal narratives. Throughout, these students used and practiced writing, speaking, and listening skills. Zeboniso also shares how she uses traditional folktales to connect with students and teach them the elements of storytelling. Students translated folktales from mother-tongue languages and analyzed grammar differences. She then used students' strengths to collaboratively transform the stories and share them with other students from around the world. Links from this Episode: https://www.wevideo.com Zeboniso Murodova has 17 years of teaching experience with 5-11th grade students. Ms. Murodova has attended and presented presentations at a number of educational conferences, workshops, and trainings at the local, regional, state, and international levels, including CATEC, TESOL, and IEARN. She has participated in two U.S. State Department programs, TEA (Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program 2009) and Fulbright FLTA 2011-2012. Since 2010, she has been a recipient of four USG alumni small grants to implement social projects on youth empowerment and women's leadership. Her exchange program changed her life. In 2020 she was awarded Alumni of the Year by the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe. From 2016-2020 she was an Access English teacher. One of her best achievements with the Access program was collaborating with Fulbright Scholar Jode Brexa to realize a Digital Storytelling project. They taught five Access girls how to make digital stories. The digital storytelling team presented at the 2021 Virtual TESOL Convention. Their presentation was titled Tajik Voices: Resilience through Digital Storytelling. Currently, she is the coordinator of the Resource Center at Bokhtar State University.
September 28, 2021
50.0 The Art of Oral Storytelling with Brooke Grable
A former English Language Fellow in Kosovo and ESL elementary school teacher for 15 years, Brooke shares her expertise in Oral Storytelling, based on her use of [https://themoth.org](https://themoth.org/). Listen and learn the art of oral storytelling with all ages. Links for this episode: Do You Know Scale by Dr. Fivush and Dr. Marshall Duke: https://legacystories.org/do-you-know-scale https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-stories-our-lives/201611/the-do-you-know-20-questions-about-family-stories The Moth Podcast: https://themoth.org Brooke Leach Grable earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Education and M.A. in Elementary Education from The University of Akron in Ohio. She holds Reading and TESOL Endorsements. She is on the Membership Professional Council for TESOL International. In Ohio, she is the PreK-12 Interest Section Representative for the Ohio TESOL Board of Directors and part of the English Language Advisory Committee for the Ohio Department of Education. Brooke has taught children learning English for over 15 years in a variety of settings; an International School in Shanghai, an urban Cleveland, Ohio school district, and a suburban Cleveland district. She gained experience as a teacher trainer and taught university-level students when she was an English Language Fellow for the U.S. Department of State in Kosovo. She currently teaches elementary ESL students for Nordonia Hills City School District. Learn more about TTELT and our upcoming events for English language teachers.
September 21, 2021
49.0 Exploring Voice Through Storytelling
Hansley Cazeau, an English Language Fellow to Montenegro, shares Storytelling Tips for EL teachers, emphasizing the importance of cadence of speech, inflection of voice, as well as clear pronunciation and intonation. He shares several great resources for students to record their voices, while telling stories, for teacher input, feedback, and assessment.
September 14, 2021
48.0 Interactive Storytelling with Eva Grayzel
Master storyteller Eva Grayzel joins the TTELT podcast to share her enthusiasm for engaging language learners through interactive storytelling. Eva has been sharing stories with international audiences for over 30 years. In this episode, she highlights strategies for improving language retention, making language come alive, using total physical response techniques combined with storytelling.
September 07, 2021
47.0 Everyone Has a Story to Tell with Rose To
Everyone has a story to tell — you & your students. In teaching English, stories may be told through speaking & writing; stories received by listening & reading. In the classroom, Rose shares how to combine story-telling using the 4 skills, in particular in introducing a new unit/theme, mid-way to illustrate Bloom's taxonomy training teachers, and evaluating the teaching/learning process for learners & teacher trainees. Rose To is a teacher, trainer, speaker, writer, and consultant in the public and private sectors of education. In the past, she taught K-12 and adult education; more recently, she has taught at the community college/university level and business professionals. Currently, with the English Language Program in conjunction with the Department of US State, she has trained teachers in Lebanon, Mexico, and Thailand. Along with many years of teaching, Rose holds two masters degrees, the latter in TESOL. Her life motto is: “Teachers never stop learning and changing.”
August 31, 2021
46.0 Podcasts for English Language Learning and Teaching with Dr. Aileen Hale and Jennifer Gonzales
Podcasting is a very popular teaching technique across disciplines and ages. Discover how to integrate podcasts into classroom instruction both online and face-to-face (on/offline). Dr. Aileen Hale and Jennifer Gonzales discuss creative ways to motivate English language learners to engage in podcasts, improving listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Podcasts to Referenced in the Episode: Allusionist: A Podcast about Language by Helen Zaltzman: Great for language teachers that want to explore interesting language facts. https://www.theallusionist.org/listen Voice of America: Multiple podcasts for English language learners on a wide variety of topics and levels. https://learningenglish.voanews.com/podcasts Circle Round: a storytelling podcast https://www.wbur.org/podcasts/circleround National geographic Podcasts: Podcasts about science, cultures, and our world https://www.nationalgeographic.com/podcasts/overheard All Ears English: A podcast to improve English https://www.allearsenglish.com/episodes/ The Big Fib: A game show where kids figure out who the expert is. https://gzmshows.com/shows/listing/the-big-fib/
August 23, 2021
45.0 Pronunciation with Mark Hancock
A leader in the field of pronunciation, Mark Hancock engages us in pronunciation tips through games, puzzles, poems, and chants. Learn pair work activities to engage students in distinguishing words like tap and tab or plane and plain. Chant along and learn how to create your own rhyming chants. Mark teaches us how pronunciation can be fun and educational.
August 17, 2021
44.0 Big Talk: Facilitating Meaningful Discussions with Jennifer Gonzales
Jen Gonzales, a TTELT Board member and an EL Fellow shares insights on how to engage your students in meaningful and authentic conversations - "Big Talk". In contrast to "small talk", Big Talk develops deeper discussion skills, for real-life application.
August 10, 2021
43.0 Teaching Online with YouTube with Marion Araz (KindaCosy)
Marion provides great teaching tips for creating your own online teaching business integrating YouTube. She explains the pros/cons of creating your own YouTube Channel; benefits & challenges of editing; and how to attract clients with YouTube videos. More teaching tips visit our website TTELT.org Watch Marion on Youtube
August 02, 2021
42.0 Starting an Online Teaching Business with Alexandra Ngjeliu
Want to start your own online teaching business? 💎 Learn more at TTELT.org
July 27, 2021
41.0 Publishing Teaching Materials with Mark Hancock
Have you developed teaching materials that you'd like to share with other educators? Mark Hancock speaks about his journey into publishing and how you can get started for yourself 💎 TTELT.org is a program of the Rhoades Education Foundation Professional Development for Educators Worldwide
July 22, 2021
40.0 The Independent Teacher: Strategies for Teaching in Low Resource Environments
Jennifer Gonzales, Chair of the Board of Directors at the Rhoades Education Foundation Top Tips to being independent and use anything as a teaching resource Find ‘everyday’ objects as teaching tools Scaffold with these objects Adapt, to engage students Create your own “portable classroom” (box of tools) Check for ‘cultural appropriateness’ of items Look at everything as a learning tool
July 12, 2021
39.0 Independent Teacher with Dr. Aileen Hale
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July 06, 2021
38.0 Linguistic & Cultural Inclusion with Odelia Caliz
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July 06, 2021
37.0 Secret Sauce with Dr. Aileen Hale
This week, we have COO Dr. Aileen Hale share tips for teachers to come up with their own Secret Sauce. To learn how to develop your own Secret Sauce, join us at ttelt.org for a hands-on teaching workshop.
June 21, 2021
36.0 Podcasting Tips with Jesus Villegas
This week on TTELT, Jesus teaches us how he created a podcasting class with his students. We hope that you will try some of his suggestions with your students! Here is the website he mentioned: Podcast on Soundcloud.com https://soundcloud.com/elpfm Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org To find out more about what's happening, go to https://www.ttelt.org/
June 15, 2021
35.0 Publishing as a Teacher with Isabel Campoy
This week Isabel talks to us about how to pubish and discusses ideas that you will get to try out in the upcoming workshop with Isabel and Alma. To register for this workshop and all TTELT events, please go to https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/ We hope to see you there!
June 03, 2021
34.0 Visual Thinking Strategies with Jennifer Gonzales
This week on TTELT, Jennifer Gonzales is talking to us about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). Join us to learn how to use VTS with your students. Don’t forget to create your one minute video about how TTELT has helped you become a more independent teacher: https://flipgrid.com/c05e6d14 These are the links Jen talked about in the episode: Visual Think Strategies (VTS) Find out more about Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) VTShome.org New York Times Learning Network posts a weekly VTS Picture. https://www.nytimes.com/column/learning-whats-going-on-in-this-picture Visual Thinking Strategies The Three Simple Questions https://emprobstvts.weebly.com/vts-the-three-simple-questions.html To register for Jen’s workshop and all TTELT events go to: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/ To contact Jen go to: email: email@example.com Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/jennifer-gonzales-75049316 To donate to the Rhoades Education Foundation, go to https://www.ttelt.org/support/
May 25, 2021
33.0 Engaging with GooseChase
This week on TTELT, Gena introduces GooseChase-- the fun app that helps your students learn and bond together. Go to goosechase.com to download the app and attend one of Gena's workshops to learn more. You can register for this and all TTELT events at https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/ We hope to see you at our next event! firstname.lastname@example.org
May 17, 2021
32.0 Publishing, as an Educator with Dr. Alma Flor Ada
This week on TTELT, Alma Flor Ada talks to us about how educators can become published writers. Please join us for this amazing discussion. To register for this and all TTELT events, please register on our events page: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/ Here are the resources discussed in this episode: The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators https://www.scbwi.org www.yeswearelatinos.com www.almaflorada.com www.yeswearelatinos.com www.authorsintheclassroom.com www.mariposatransformativeeducation.com www.premiocampoy-ada.com
May 10, 2021
31.0 Teaching Grammar on YouTube with Kyra Sage
This week on TTELT, @theKyraSage shows us how she uses YouTube to practice grammar structures. To find out more about Kyra's projects, go to https://www.languagehack.co/ You can also follow her on instagram @thekyrasage or on Linkedin Kyra also mentions https://edpuzzle.com/ Register for all TTELT events at: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/ Send the link to your Video on how TTELT has helped you become a more indenpendent teacher to email@example.com or upload it to your Facebook group: TTELT Thanks for your help and we look forward to seeing you at future TTELT events!
May 04, 2021
30.0 Email Etiquette with Heather Reichmuth
This week on TTELT, Heather Reichmuch tells us how to teach our students proper email etiquette, an important skill for all of us to have. Here is the link to the article she wrote with Joyce Paek: http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolc/print/2019-11-01/3.html Here are the links to other research she has done: Reichmuth, H.L. (2020). Language investment of white native English speaking women in transnational marriages in Korea. I-LanD Journal. 67-86. https://www.torrossa.com/en/resources/an/4722676 Kim, T. & Reichmuth, H.L. (2020). Exploring cultural logic in becoming teacher: a collaborative autoethnography on transnational teaching and learning. Professional Development in Education. 1-16. https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1135&context=cehsedadfacpub Gordon, R.R., Reichmuth, H.L., Her, L., De Costa, P. (2021). Thinking Beyond "Languaging in translanguaging pedagogies: Exploring ways to combat white fragility in an undergraduate language methodology course. In Lanvers, East, and Thomson (Eds.) Language learning in Anglophone countries: Challenges, practices, solutions. London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter-De-Costa/publication/348303180_Thinking_Beyond_Languaging_in_Translanguaging_Pedagogies_Exploring_Ways_to_Combat_White_Fragility_in_an_Undergraduate_Language_Methodology_Course/links/6001066892851c13fe105cfa/Thinking-Beyond-Languaging-in-Translanguaging-Pedagogies-Exploring-Ways-to-Combat-White-Fragility-in-an-Undergraduate-Language-Methodology-Course.pdf If you can't access the articles or have a question for Heather, please contact her here: firstname.lastname@example.org As always, you can sign up for all of our upcoming events at: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/
April 26, 2021
29.0 Engaging Virtually with Pearlie Lubin
This week on TTELT, we talk with Pearlie Lubin about her transition to teaching in Costa Rica virtually. Pearlie discusses several websites: Padlet.com – Projects, audio, and video presentations FlipGrid – Audio and video responses and presentations Mentimeter – Conversation starters, debate introductions Jeopardylabs – Content review, informal assessments Kahoot – Conversation starters, informal assessments YouTube Audio Stories – Listening and speaking skills Google Forms – Writing, assessments Wheel of Names- Debate topics, selecting students Different Types of Podcasts--Question & Answer - Kind World, NPR o https://www.wbur.org/kindworld/2016/04/14/kind-world-22-so-chocolate-bar o https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/12/08/944286693/fda-head-stephen-hahn-on-whats-next-for-pfizer-vaccine-in-fast-moving-processScripted – ThisIBelieve, Kind World, NPR thisibelieve.org A Moment Of Kindness From Becca Register for Pearlie's workshop "Engaging Virtually" on Friday May 21, at 5:00pm EST at https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/ Send us a message at email@example.com Join our Facebook Group: TTELT Follow us on social media at Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
April 19, 2021
28.0 Teaching English in the Content Areas with Kimeberly Gamez
This week on TTELT, Kim Gamez gives us some great teaching tips for how to teach English in the content areas. This is becoming more and more common in today's schools, so we hope that you will benefit from Kim's practical tips. To learn more from Kim, join us at her workshop on April 30th, 6:30pm EST. To sign up for this workshop and all TTELT events, go to https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/ You can learn more from Kim at @theESLgirl on Instagram and at https://theeslgirl.com/ where almost all of the resources are free!
April 12, 2021
27.0 Acquiring Fluency Skills with Jazz Chants
This week on TTELT, our COO, Aileen Hale returns to teach us about Jazz Chants. Jazz Chants are loved by the young and old. We hope you gain some new ideas for using chants with your students and attend Aileen's Jazz Chant workshop on April 23rd 5pm EST. Sign up for this and all TTELT events on our Events page: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/ Here are the links Aileen used in this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_nPUuPryCsBy Carolyn Graham americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/teaching_with_jazz_chants_0.pdf https://americanenglish.state.gov/ American English for Educators https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/sing-out-loud-traditional-songs http://www.aogaku-daku.org/wp content/uploads/2018/08/14109_NW-in-Teaching-With-Music_e-book.pdf americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/teaching_with_jazz_chants_0.pdf
April 05, 2021
26.0 Intercultural Communication Tips with Amy Alice Chastain
This week on TTELT, we bring back Amy Chastain to talk about Intercultural Communication. Register for her workshop, and all TTELT events at https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/
March 25, 2021
25.0 Photography Club Tips with Jesus Villegas
This week on TTELT, Jesus Villegas talks to us about Photography Clubs and how they can impact a student's love of English. Jesus's published photobooks with students: https://www.blurb.com/user/JVillegas Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org Register for our events on the Events page: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/ Send us a message at email@example.com Join our Facebook Group: TTELT Follow us on social media at Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
March 18, 2021
24.0 Poetry Tips with Bruna Kondi
This week on TTELT, Bruna Kondi teaches us how she uses poetry with her students. Play it Forward Teacher Challenge Only a few days left! Enter to win attendance at the the Virtual TESOL International Convention from March 24-27 and a one-year Global TESOL Membership or to take Professional Development Course through Northwest Nazarene University Spread the word about our Teacher Challenge! https://gleam.io/EmLiG/play-it-forward-teacher-challenge TTELT Events Sign up for Aileen's workshop and all TTELT Events on our Events page: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/
March 11, 2021
23.0 Engaging Teachers Outside the Box
This week on TTELT, Aileen Hale gives us some great tips on how to think creatively in our lessons. Join us for Aileen's workshop where she will give you hands on experience in thinking outside the box.. To register for Aileen's workshop and all TTELT events, go to our Events page at: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/ Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt
March 04, 2021
22.0 Writing Tips with Laura Connor
This week on TTELT, we are bringing back Laura Connor to tell us her best teaching tips for writing. We think these tips will help you with your students. To learn more from Laura go to: http://ellseelearning.weebly.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org TTELT is a program of the Rhoades Education Foundation. The Rhoades Education Foundation creates, trains, and advocates for educational opportunities with underserved communities worldwide. To sign up for our upcoming TTELT events, go to https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/ If you would like to help the Rhoades Education Foundation achieve its goals, please go to https://www.ttelt.org/support/ If you are teacher that would like to get more involved with TTELT: --register for our events on the Events page above --Send us a message at email@example.com --Join our Facebook group: TTELT --Twitter: ttelt1 --Instagram: t.telt
February 25, 2021
21.0 Tips for Using Songs with Young Learners with Wendy Coulson
This week on TTELT, Wendy Coulson tells us how she uses songs and rhymes with young learners. She also explains how she uses them with adults. To attend Wendy's TTELT workshop on March 21, 1am EST, register on the Events page at ttelt.org To learn more from Wendy, check out these links: RELO Andes - Early Reading and Writing with Young Learners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nQ4QP2TUpQ&list=PLDeqZv1E-rdWTy7vKkDBzQzO8uBAv6yzM&index=2&t=4s American English Live Webinar Series - Communicative Grammar Games for the Young Learner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4meCxd6PtmI MEXTESOL 2020 - Back to the Future: Traditional Activities in TEYL Today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pD5SI1pMPU English Teaching Forum Articles: The Mystery Bag: Listening and Speaking Skills for Young Learners https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/57_3_44-48.pdf My Classroom - Colombia (Coming soom: My Classroom - Libya!!!) https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/etf_57_1_39-43.pdf Story Retelling with a Twist https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/etf_58_2_pg44-48.pdf You can also find some webinars she did for ELT Associates on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Essence-of-English-Language-Teaching-317646942387600 To contact Wendy, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org If you have a teaching tip you'd like to share, a journal article or a blog you'd like us to read and discuss, or if you'd like to recommend someone to be interviewed on the show, leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/ttelt/message or send us an email at email@example.com. Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
February 18, 2021
20.0 Technology Tips with Daniela Hale
This week on TTELT, Aileen interviewed Daniela Hasa who is a professor in Albania. Daniela provides great teaching tips on how to use technology in low resource areas. Join us for Daniela's workshop where she will give you hands on experience in using technology with your students. To register for Daniela's workshop and all TTELT events, go to our events page at: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/ During the episode, Daniela talks about these great teaching tips: Allmyfaves.com Livebinders.com Edpuzzle.com Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt
February 11, 2021
19.0 Quick and Easy Quizizz
This week on TTELT we are learning some quick tips on how to use Quizizz. Quizizz is a great way to engage your students in the classroom. If you haven't tried it yet, hopefully you will after this episode! Here is the link to the Quizizz Challenge: https://quizizz.com/join?gc=24787884 Put your score in the comments! Using Quizizz in the Classroom is the topic of this month's TTELT Workshop. If you would like to learn more about how to use Quizizz, especially how to create quizzes offline, come to our workshop. You can sign up for this and all TTELT events on our event page: https://www.ttelt.org/p/events/ We also want to announce that we are now officially a 501c3 non-profit! We are so excited that we have this status because it means we can give you a tax invoice for your donations and you can lead a campaign to raise money for the Rhoades Education Foundation-- the name of the umbrella organization for TTELT!!! To donate, go to https://www.ttelt.org/support/ Please go to https://www.ttelt.org to learn more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and donate! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
February 04, 2021
18.0 Informal Assessment with Matthew Jellick
This week we are learning more from Matthew Jellick. He's talking about why and how he does informal assessment with his students. To find out more about Matthew, you can find him here: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @mjellick Blog: matthewjellick.wordpress.com To register for upcoming TTELT events, go to: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
January 28, 2021
17.0 Notion Tips with Kyra Sage
This week on TTELT we are talking with @thekyrasage about how she uses Notion with her students. To find out more about Kyra's projects, go to https://www.languagehack.co/ You can also follow her on instagram @thekyrasage or on Linkedin To register for Kyra's workshop and all other TTELT events, go to: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
January 21, 2021
16.0 Music Tips with Aileen Hale
This week we are interviewing the newest member of the TTELT team-- Aileen Hale. She's going to give us some of her top tips for using music with her students. To register for her workshop on Friday, February 26 at 4pm EST, go to: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ These are the resources she discusses in the episode: https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/sing-out-loud-traditional-songs http://www.aogaku-daku.org/wp content/uploads/2018/08/14109_NW-in-Teaching-With-Music_e-book.pdf americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/teaching_with_jazz_chants_0.pdf https://tefltunes.com/ TEFL Tunes Here is the link to Aileen's podcast: https://anchor.fm/aileen24/episodes/Present-continuous-tense-with-Lemon-Tree-Song-egrdta Links to Aileen's professional development courses at NNU: EDPD52366 - Engaging and Motivating Your ELL Students for Academic Success EDPD55189 - Memories & Dreams: Honoring your Past--Designing your Future - A Social Emotional Learning Project Find out more about Aileen's projects at https://www.create-connections.net Email: email@example.com Follow TTELT here: firstname.lastname@example.org Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
January 14, 2021
15.0 Lyricstraining in the Classroom
This week on TTELT, we are learning how to use Lyricstraining with our students. If you don't already have an account, sign up for a free account at https://lyricstraining.com Here is the link to the Lyricstraining Challenge: https://lyng.me/UYNA9pBOAY?Xmu/c!genausc During this episode, we also talked about TTELT Talks, a discussion group where English language teachers can get together and discuss issues that are important to us. To sign up for the first discussion and our upcoming workshops, go to our workshop page: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ Please join us for this month's TTELT Lyricstraining workshops and other TTELT Events: Register for all events at: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ Virtual Story Stitch with Amy Alice Chastain January 9, 9am EST Motivation Tips with Joel Alvarez January 12, 3pm EST English/ESL Club Tips with Khatem Dahi and Maria Betancourt January 29, 9:30pm EST If you find these episodes helpful, and would like to donate, please go to: Patreon https://www.patreon.com/ttelt GoFundMe gf.me/u/zdipj3 Paypal paypal.me/ttelt Send us a message at https://www.ttelt.org/ email@example.com Subscribe to our podcast and youtube channel! Join our Facebook Group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt
January 07, 2021
14.0 Online Teaching Tips with Matthew Jellick and Bryant Atencia
This week on TTELT, we are learning about online teaching tips from Matthew and Bryant. These are portions of their previous interviews that we didn't have time to show. Hope you enjoy these awesome teaching tips! Don't forget to sign up for our upcoming workshhops at: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ To donate to TTELT, please go to: https://www.patreon.com/ttelt https://www.gofundme.com/f/ttelt https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/ttelt Follow us at: Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Join our Facebook group: TTELT Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
December 31, 2020
13.0 Story Stitch with Amy Chastain
This week on TTELT , Amy Chastain tells us about Story Stitch. Find out more about Story Stitch at Green Card Voices: https://www.greencardvoices.org/ Find Amy and learn more about Intercultural Communication and upcoming Story Stitch Experiences on HubICL: https://hubicl.org/ To participate in the World Canvas Symposium Attend Amy’s Story Stitch PCI at Virtual TESOL 2021 Only $50 for global members who register before Feb 1! https://www.tesol.org/convention-2021/ticketed-events/preconvention-institutes To find out more about the Intercultural Communication Interest Session at TESOL, read their newsletter: http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolicis/issues/2020-09-01/index.html#story To find out more about IALIC: http://ialic.international/ Find Amy on LinkedIn, or send her an email at: Amyfirstname.lastname@example.org To attend the TTELT Virtual Story Stitch Experience, and other TTELT event, sign up at https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ If you have any comments or suggestions, contact us at: email@example.com. Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
December 24, 2020
12.0 Motivation Tips with Joel Alvarez
This week on TTELT, Joel Alvarez tells us his tips for motivating and empowering his students. To learn more from Joel, you can find him at: https://www.facebook.com/ LETSpanama http://www.lets.com.pa/ firstname.lastname@example.org @lets_panama To sign up for Joel's webinar and other TTELT events, go to: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ During the episode, we discuss: American English Website https://americanenglish.state.gov/ The Lighter Side https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/lighter-side-tefl-volume-1#:~:text=The%20Lighter%20Side%20of%20TEFL%20is%20a%20collection%20of%20activities,riddles%2C%20and%20international%20folk%20tales. https://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/lighter-side-tefl-volume-2 Join TTELT at: https://email@example.com. Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
December 17, 2020
11.0 ESL Clubs with Khetam Dahi
This week, Khetam Dahi talks about why and how she started an ESL Club for her studets and gives great tips on how you can start your own English or ESL club, as well as project ideas once your club is started. To contact Khetam, please go to: Dahik@elac.edu http://www.khetamdahi.com/ To find out more about what's happening at the ELAC ESL Club go to: https://www.facebook.com/eslclub.elac To register for her workshop on how to start an English or ESL Club on January 29, 2021, register at: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ As always, send your comments or suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
December 11, 2020
10.0 Tech Tip: Whatsapp Speaking Teams
This week on TTELT, we are talking about how to create speaking teams on Whatsapp. I've done this activity a few times with my students with great results. To sign up for the TTELT workshops on Dec 10-12: Whatsapp in the Classroom, go to https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ This week we also have workshops from Beth Trudell and Armen Kassabian: Student Engagement Tips with Beth Trudell December 4, 11:55pm GMT/UTC https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApceqqrj8qG9CKHmoCzelvuzQ9224ErSek Padlet Tips with Armen Kassabian December 5, 2pm GMT (10am EDT) https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMoc-6sqzksH9ysZeTg-BpxuhV9kPn3nzpz Next week: Vocabulary Acquisition– Making Words Stick with Laura Connor December 11, 8:30pm GMT (3:30pm EST) https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsdu2opzssGNamAx-M6DzjKqDdKNSX2JQk To learn more about TTELT, please go to: email@example.com. https://www.patreon.com/ttelt Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
December 03, 2020
9.0 Vocabulary Tips with Laura Connor
This week on TTELT, Laura Connor gives us some great vocabulary teaching tips. To learn more from Laura go to: http://ellseelearning.weebly.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org Websites she discussed: https://www.flocabulary.com/ https://www.vocabulary.com/ https://scattergoriesonline.net/ Heads Up in the app store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wb.headsup&hl=en_AU This Giving Tuesday, please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to help us reach our sponsorship goal! If you have a teaching tip you'd like to share, a journal article or a blog you'd like us to read and discuss, or if you'd like to recommend someone to be interviewed on the show, leave us a voicemail at: https://www.ttelt.org/ or send us an email at email@example.com. To sign up for the TTELT workshops go to: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
November 26, 2020
8.0 Classroom Management Tips with Matthew Jellick
This week on TTELT, Matthew Jellick shares his tips for managing the classroom. To find out more about Matthew, you can find him here: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @mjellick Blog: matthewjellick.wordpress.com To register for his workshop on Teaching Multi-Level Classes, register at https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt
November 19, 2020
7.0 Padlet Tips with Armen Kassabain
This week on TTELT Armen Kassabain teaches us his tips for using Padlets in his classroom. Armen's YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIaFeoJhpxQbulrR9T7JM9g/videos Get ready for Armen's workshop on December 5 at 2pm UTC! Sign up for TTELT Workshops on our webpage: https://www.ttelt.org/p/workshops/ If you have a teaching tip you'd like to share, a journal article or a blog you'd like us to read and discuss, or if you'd like to recommend someone to be interviewed on the show, leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/ttelt/message or send us an email at email@example.com. Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt
November 12, 2020
6.0 Tech Tip: Quick and Easy Quizlets
This week on TTELT, learn some quick and easy teaching tips for Quizlets. Learn how to search for and edit quizlet sets as well as learn about the many upcoming TTELT workshops. To stay up tp date on all of the TTELT workshops and sign up to participate, go to the Workshop page on TTELT.org. Link to Quizlet challenge: https://quizlet.com/543645384/match?i... Upcoming workshops include: Tech Tips; Quick and Easy Quizlets November 19, 20, and 21 Pronunciation Tips with Nicole Kaup November 20 at 11pm GMT/UTC Enhancing Student Learning in Multi-level classes with Matthew Jellick December 2, 11am GMT/UTC Student Engagement Tips with Beth Trudell December 4, 11pm GMT/UTC and many more! If you have a teaching tip you'd like to share, a journal article or a blog you'd like us to read and discuss, or if you'd like to recommend someone to be interviewed on the show, leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/ttelt/message or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
November 05, 2020
5.0 Student Engagment Tips with Beth Trudell
This week on TTELT, we talk with Beth Trudell about student engagement. Learn about the importance of engaging with all of your students and ways to establish a community, use artifacts and quotes to engage your students as well as some engaging writing activities. To contact Beth Trudell, go to email@example.com Mark your calendar for her workshop on Student Engagement Tips which will be on December 4, 11pm GMT (4pm PDT) register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApceqqrj8qG9CKHmoCzelvuzQ9224ErSek To be informed on all of our free workshops, register here: https://forms.gle/SkeitXtKDPss31Wx8 To find out more about TTELT go to https://www.ttelt.org/ Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt firstname.lastname@example.org Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
October 29, 2020
4.0 MOOC Camp Tips with Bryant Atencia
This week's episode is on MOOC Camps. Bryant Atencia talks to us about his involvement with MOOC Camps in the Philippines and provides us with great tips on how to create our own camps, no matter where we are in the world. To learn more about the programs he is involved in or to contact Bryant for more information: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Laguna Camp 2 - https://www.facebook.com/educoom American Language and Culture Course (PPLC) - https://www.facebook.com/PPLCFEZ Bryant's podcast "INSPIRING E-DUCATORS - https://anchor.fm/inspiringeducators Bryant's interview with Voice of America (VOA) - https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/teaching-social-emotional-skills-critical-in-pandemic/5571420.html Bryant's interview with a fellow MOOC Facilitator about MOOCing - https://ezinearticles.com/?MOOC:-Get-Hooked-With-MOOC-and-See-Big-Difference-With-Your-Learning-Journey&id=10149735 Clips of MOOCers during the CONTENT-BASED meet-ups: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuGqOkfv9Rs & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Noc6p6XtVME If you wish to contact Bryant to be part of his PODCAST, message him through his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/big.daddy.dose or email him at email@example.com To find the RELO nearest to you: https://americanenglish.state.gov/support-near-you-regional-english-language-officer-relo To find out more about TTELT go to https://www.ttelt.org/ Sign up for TTELT workshops at: https://forms.gle/jvHzvXyDD7hymHMR8 Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt firstname.lastname@example.org
October 22, 2020
3.0 Pronunciation Tips with Nicole Kaup
This week we get to learn pronunciation tips from Nicole Kaup, who is an accent coach based in Seattle, Washington. Nicole and I met when I was the English Language Fellow Coordinator of Southern China and she was the ELF in Liyangyungang In this episode, Nicole talks about the importance of supra-segmentals and provides us with great websites to help with our students’ pronunciation. She has also volunteered to lead a workshop just for TTELT members on November 20, 2020 at 11pm GMT. To become a member, sign up for TTELT Pilot Workshops: https://forms.gle/wdvySwSMnGmh2FfXA Here are the apps for improving pronunciation she mentioned in the episode: Blue Canoe (has a free version you can use indefinitely): https://bluecanoe.onelink.me/Tb6l/d6a57ac7 Elsaspeak (free 7 day trial. Use code “Nicole” at this link for a 20% discount on paid version): https://elsaspeak.com/en-us/inf To find out about Nicole’s upcoming free live webinars on pronunciation: https://englishcoachnicole.com She also has free video lessons you can use in your classroom on her Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/EnglishwithAccentCoachNicole Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnglishCoachNicole/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolekaup Online courses: She has also created a special discount on her online Rhythm & Melody courses only available until Nov. 8, 2020. Make sure to sign up for both parts: https://nicole.sale/Udemy1 https://nicole.sale/Udemy2 Website: https://englishcoachnicole.com Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/EnglishwithAccentCoachNicole Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnglishCoachNicole/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolekaup Twitter: https://twitter.com/nicolekaup Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/nwsoar/ To find out more about TTELT, go to: https://www.ttelt.org/ Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
October 15, 2020
2.0 Getting Started Tips: Study Buddies
This episode is about how I organize the first day of class with the main objective of students getting to know each other and comfortably choosing a Study Buddy that they will work with throughout the course We talk about • https://www.goosechase.com/ • Two Truths and a Lie • Four Corners • Study Buddy • 1 person in class that you know (or lives by you) • You will work with this person throughout the course • This person is responsible for telling you homework assignments if you are sick • The two of you can study together • Work on class projects together • Go to activities together To learn more about TTELT please go to • https://www.ttelt.org/ • GoFundMe • https://www.gofundme.com/ttelt-teaching-tips-for-english-language-teachers
October 08, 2020
1.0 Tech Tips: Quick and Easy Kahoots
This is the first official episode and focuses on how to use Kahoot.com in your classroom. We talk about different ways to play, edit, and create Kahoots with your students. Don't forget to try a Kahoot yourself: Kahoot Challenge: https://kahoot.it/challenge/09614733?challenge-id=d2d062cd-7156-475b-90c4-092621a9477e_1601349758141 This podcast is an overview of how to use Kahoots with your students. Because you can’t see the Kahoot in this podcast, I recommend that you watch TTELT YouTube video for more detailed Teaching Tips on how to use Kahoots in your classroom: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXSmya5U613Xv5Hafb4EbAw Or enroll in the TTELT workshop for more hands-on training: https://forms.gle/EpgaNrv4Uj8iauKh6 Go to Kahoot.com to get your free account and enjoy playing Kahoots with your students. I am Dr. Gena Rhoades. I've taught English in the US, Japan, France, Morocco, Laos, China, and now Australia. I created TTELT because we need ongoing professional development so that we can continue to grow as professionals, and I hope that these podcasts will help. If you have a teaching tip you'd like to share, a journal article or a blog you'd like us to read and discuss, or if you'd like to recommend someone to be interviewed on the show, leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/ttelt/message or send us an email at email@example.com. Please go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
October 01, 2020
0.75 What is Student Engagement?
This is the last of our pre-launch bonus episodes. We are very excited about the official launch next Thursday at 11am GMT! In this episode, I talk about the importance of student engagement and my motivation to learn more after hearing Dornyei speak at the TESOL Convention in 2018. I also encourage you to check out his new book "Engaging students in contemporary classrooms" which was released this year. This episode also includes a few Teaching Tip Teasers to get you ready for Episode 1. Remember, if you have a teaching tip you'd like to share, a journal article or a blog you'd like us to read and discuss, or if you'd like to recommend someone to be interviewed on the show, leave us a voicemail at: https://anchor.fm/ttelt/message or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please go to https://www.ttelt.org/ to get more Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers and to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to sponsor a teacher! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
September 24, 2020
0.5 Why we need TTELT
This episode is about why English Language Teachers need TTELT and why ongoing teacher training is so important to maintaining quality teaching around the world. Through TTELT teachers can benefit from having a network of teachers to work with as they try implementing the ideas they get from the podcast, YouTube channel, and workshops. However, all of these things need funding in order to be sustainable. This is why we urge you to go to https://www.patreon.com/ttelt if you are able to support English language teachers on their journeys to becoming more engaging teachers. Find us at https://www.ttelt.org/ Voicemail: https://anchor.fm/ttelt/message Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
September 17, 2020
0.0 Welcome to TTELT: Teaching Tips for English Language Teachers
TTELT is a podcast for English language teachers who never seem to find the time for the professional development we want and need. Many episodes will be quick tips that we can implement in our classes this week, discussions of journal articles and blogs in our field, and interviews with prominent, and not so prominent, teachers who have tips they'd like to share. I am Dr. Gena Rhoades. I've taught English in the US, Japan, France, Morocco, Laos, China, and now Australia. I created TTELT because we need ongoing professional development so that we can continue to grow as professionals, and I hope that these podcasts will help. If you have a teaching tip you'd like to share, a journal article or a blog you'd like us to read, or if you'd like to recommend someone to be interviewed on the show, leave us a voicemail at https://anchor.fm/ttelt/message or send us an email at email@example.com. Please go to https://www.ttelt.org/ for more information and https://www.patreon.com/ttelt to support our English Language Teachers! Join our Facebook group: TTELT Twitter: ttelt1 Instagram: t.telt Music by DoKashiteru_-_Through_the_Tunnel_2
September 10, 2020