FE pod ep 0237 – The most important technological innovation for my career

In this episode I talk about the most important technological innovation for my career. I basically talk about how it helped me not only in my learning but also in my classes as an EFL teacher. I give a brief overview about the beginning of my career and what I used back then and I also talk about what really helped me get rid of text books and non-authentic EFL teaching materials.

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FE pod ep 0231 – 2 simple ways to use ChatGPT in the EFL classroom

In this episode I talk about two simple ways to use ChatGPT in the EFL classroom. I briefly describe how EFL teachers can use ChatGPT in conversation classes to promote discussion and development of speaking skills.

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FE pod ep 0212 – The impact of COVID-19 on my work routine

In this episode I talk about the impact of COVID-19 on my work routine. I basically discuss some of my own observations on how COVID-19 changed my routine back in 2020, how I adapted to it and some of my perspectives for next year.

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FE pod ep 0202 – Collocations Grab an EFL activity to learn new vocabulary

In this episode I talk about an activity that I like to use in my online classes. I basically describe the activity and discuss some of the benefits for EFL teachers and learners. I also give an example of an activity I used in class recently.

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FE pod ep 0190 – The impact of COVID-19 on ELT and proficiency exams

In this episode I talk about the impact of COVID-19 on ELT and proficiency exams. I basically discuss the different ways people and governments are responding to the spread of the virus and I also share some of the things I am going through in my own experience.

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FE pod ep 0164 – 25 years of EFL teaching: Error correction – 3 things to consider

This is the fourth episode of a new series, which I am calling ’25 years of EFL teaching’. In this episode I talk about 3 things that EFL teachers¬†should consider when they are correcting students’ mistakes in the EFL classroom. I basically go through the three items on my list and make some comments.

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FE pod ep 0162 – 25 years of EFL teaching: The tension between content and skills

In this episode I talk about EFL teaching. This is the second episode of a new series, which I am calling ’25 years of EFL teaching’. In this episode I talk about the tension between content and skills in the EFL classroom: how EFL teachers can find the right balance for their students.

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FE pod ep 0152 – Critical thinking in conversation classes

In this episode I talk about how to use critical thinking in conversation classes. I start by discussing what I consider to be essential to have in a conversation class and then I talk about critical thinking and give some ideas how to include in your conversation lessons.

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FE pod ep 0145 – Does technology always help you learn English?

In this episode I talk about the use of technology in the language learning process. I start by talking about the positive points of using technology to learn English. Then I move on to discuss some ways in which technology can actually become a barrier to learning and how you can deal with this.

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FE pod ep 0138 – Challenges teachers face when teaching adults learners

In this episode I talk about some of the challenges teachers face when teaching adult learners. I basically talk about two aspects which I think are important to consider: background knowledge and motivation.

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