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KKCL ELT Podcast

Podcast for English Language Teaching and Teacher Training

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ELT Podcast Episode 5: Learning Styles

Subscribe via iTunes Episode Five is all about Learning Styles. Phil Keegan, Will Corner, Oliver Hipkins and Marta Dzido Barreto chew the fat in the studio while Marjorie Rosenberg is on the line with insights and expert opinion. This week’s guest on the podcast: Marjorie Rosenberg Marjorie teaches general and business English in Graz, Austria at the tertiary level and works with corporate clients. Her teaching training activities have taken her throughout Europe and the US and she is a regular presenter at international conferences. Marjorie’s publications include In Business, the intermediate and advanced Business Advantage Personal Study Books (CUP), Banking and Finance 2 (Pearson) and Spotlight on Learning Styles (Delta Publishing) as well as a number of articles for English Teaching Professional and other ELT journals. Marjorie is currently the Coordinator for the Business English Special Interest Group (BESIG) of IATEFL and a member of the IATEFL Membership Committee. For more details on Spotlight on Learning Styles as well as an interview with Marjorie see: http://www.deltapublishing.co.uk/titles/methodology/spotlight-on-learning-styles Links and References International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) http://www.iatefl.org Delta Publishing Teacher Development Series http://www.deltapublishing.co.uk/titles/methodology/delta-teacher-development-series The Main Square in Graz, Austria Any questions, suggestions or ideas for future topics? Please comment below or email us at podcast@kkcl.org.uk. The KKCL ELT Podcast is presented by Phil Keegan and produced by Will Corner and Oliver Hipkins, with music by Oliver Hipkins, Steve Munns and Phil Keegan. © 2013 KKCL

27mins

25 Jun 2013

Rank #1

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ELT Podcast Episode 4: Technology and Language Learning Pt 2

Subscribe via iTunes Episode Four of the podcast is Technology and Language Learning Part Two with Phil Keegan, Will Corner and Oliver Hipkins, and featuring the second part of the interview with Nik Peachey. This week’s guest on the podcast: Nik Peachey Nik Peachey is a freelance technology consultant, teacher trainer, writer and course designer specialising in educational technology and ELT. For more information about Nik, please see the blog page for episode 3. Links and References TodaysMeet http://todaysmeet.com/ Very useful for creating a chat room to use as a back channel to connect your class together and share links and interaction. For more information see: 3 Tools for Exploiting Wifi During Presentations http://nikpeachey.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/3-tools-for-exploiting-wifi-during.html Sync.in http://sync.in/ For collaborative synchronous and asynchronous writing activities. For more information see: Collaborative Text Editing Tool http://quickshout.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/collaborative-text-editing-tool.html Etherpad http://etherpad.org MailVU http://mailvu.com/ For setting speaking homework tasks for and asynchronous communications. For more information see: http://www.scribd.com/doc/49549450/task-9-create-a-video-dictation-activity SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com GoAnimate http://goanimate.com Language Learning with Technology Graham Stanley. Cambridge University Press This is in the excellent Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers series: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/elt/catalogue/subject/item382380/?site_locale=en_GB Teacher Training Videos http://teachertrainingvideos.com/index.html Russell Stannard’s brilliant website. Highly recommended! STOP PRESS! Well done Jo Gakonga! Our guest from episode two of the podcast, Jo Gakonga, has won second prize in the British Council Master Dissertation Award. Congratulations to Jo from the KKCL ELT podcast team! You can read more here: http://englishagenda.britishcouncil.org/elt-masters-dissertation One of Phil’s articles has been republished in Share; TESL Canada’s e-magazine: http://www.tesl.ca/Assets/TESLCanada/SHARE+4.pdf Any questions, suggestions or ideas for future topics? Please comment below or email us at podcast@kkcl.org.uk. The KKCL ELT Podcast is presented by Phil Keegan and produced by Will Corner and Oliver Hipkins, with music by Oliver Hipkins, Steve Munns and Phil Keegan. © 2013 KKCL

18mins

11 Jun 2013

Rank #2

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ELT Podcast Episode 3: Technology and Language Learning Pt 1

Subscribe via iTunes In episode three of the podcast, Phil Keegan, Will Corner, Steve Munns and Oliver Hipkins mull over the issue of technology and language learning. Nik Peachey is on the line with expert analysis and insight. References This week’s guest on the podcast: Nik Peachey Nik Peachey is a freelance technology consultant, teacher trainer, writer and course designer specialising in educational technology and ELT. He has been involved in ELT since 1992 and has worked all over the world as a teacher and ICT specialist. He was managing editor of the BBC/British Council Teaching English website from 2003 until 2007 when he became a freelance consultant. Since then he has published a number of free blogs and ebooks. In 2012 his Daily English Activities blog was shortlisted for a British Council Innovations Award and In May 2012 he received the Innovation Award for excellence in course innovation for the Blended Learning in ELT course he designed for Bell. Since moving back the UK in 2011 he has continued to work freelance as well as working with Bell Educational Services to develop online teacher training courses. His free ebook, Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers, can be downloaded here. Other Nik Peachey links: Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ICT4ELT Twitter: https://twitter.com/NikPeachey Portfolio: http://www.scoop.it/t/nik-peachey Nik’s learning and technology reading list: http://www.scoop.it/t/learning-technology Sites that Nik recommends to get started with Technology: http://daily-english-activities.blogspot.co.uk/ His own site which has a range of activities which should support language learning and the development of digital literacy. http://www.lyricstraining.com/ Has songs with gap fill activities at a range of levels. https://www.listen-and-write.com/ Has interactive dictation activities based around authentic audio. Phil’s desk: MacBook, PC, iPad, iPod, smartphone, landline and stress ball. Any questions, suggestions or ideas for future topics? Please comment below or email us at podcast@kkcl.org.uk. The KKCL ELT Podcast is presented by Phil Keegan and produced by Will Corner and Oliver Hipkins, with music by Oliver Hipkins, Steve Munns and Phil Keegan. © 2013 KKCL

21mins

30 May 2013

Rank #3

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ELT Podcast Episode 2: Motivation or Why Does Anyone Do Anything?

Subscribe via iTunes In episode two of the podcast, Phil Keegan and Oliver Hipkins chew over the topic of motivation and also get insights on the line from Jo Gakonga. References This Week’s Guest on the Podcast: Jo Gakonga Jo has been teaching since 1989 and training teachers since 2000. She has worked in a range of countries including Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Kenya and Switzerland and currently works at Solihull College in the UK. She is the co-author of IELTS Foundation, published by Macmillan.She delivers courses and free monthly training webinars at http://elt-training.com Books and Authors Mentioned Essential Motivation in the Classroom Ian Gilbert A great book, full of insights and very entertaining to read. Ian Gilbert also has a website that is well worth a visit: http://www.independentthinking.co.uk/default.aspx From Experience to Knowledge in ELT Julian Edge and Sue Garton Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers An excellent book from an excellent series by OUP. Ken Robinson http://sirkenrobinson.com Read his books, watch his talks. Sir Ken talks a lot of sense and is also very funny with it. Any questions, suggestions or ideas for future topics? Please comment below or email us at podcast@kkcl.org.uk. The KKCL ELT Podcast is presented by Phil Keegan and produced by Will Corner and Oliver Hipkins, with music by Oliver Hipkins, Steve Munns and Phil Keegan. © 2013 KKCL

10mins

15 May 2013

Rank #4

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ELT Podcast Episode 1: What Makes A Good Teacher?

Subscribe via iTunes In this episode we talk about teachers from our past who left a lasting impression and draw some conclusions about what qualities are needed to be a really great teacher. Any questions, suggestions or ideas for future topics? Please comment below or email us at podcast@kkcl.org.uk. The KKCL ELT Podcast is presented by Phil Keegan and produced by Will Corner and Oliver Hipkins, with music by Oliver Hipkins, Steve Munns and Phil Keegan. © 2013 KKCL.

19mins

29 Apr 2013

Rank #5