About us

Every day, language teachers grade their language to help students understand complicated concepts in a simple way. Very few TEFL authors are able to do the same. Far too much of language teaching literature is, to quote Stephen Krashen, β€œFar too long, far too incomprehensible and far too full of jargon,” not to mention far too expensive.

The TEFL Training Institute podcast is short, easy to understand and free.

In each 15-minute episode, we discuss practical, thought-provoking or controversial topics with our friends, and some of the biggest names in language teaching. From motivation to materials, training to teenagers, approaches and assessment. If you want to become a better teacher, trainer or manager, start here.

If you have comments, suggestions, questions or anything else, email us at service@TEFLtraininginstitute.com.

 

Ross thorburn

Hi, I'm Ross. I started teaching in 2006. Since then I've been I've worked an  IELTS examiner, a flying teacher (whatever that is) a Director of Studies, a teacher trainer, a Trinity CertTESOL and DipTESOL tutor and a materials writer.

Favorite episodes: Is "Less" Sometimes "More" In Teaching, Training and Management? and Read To Learn (with Paul Nation)

Tracy Yu

Tracy Yu

Hi, my name's Tracy. I started off as a public school English teacher in Beijing before going into private education as an English teacher, then as a manager. I'm now a Trinity CertTESOL Course Director and Trinity DipTESOL trainer and examiner.

Favorite episode: Cognitive Biases for Teachers, Trainers & Managers

 
Ross Training with Xiamen Airlines Staff

Ross Training with Xiamen Airlines Staff

Tracy needs two cups of Starbucks coffee to make it through the morning

Tracy needs two cups of Starbucks coffee to make it through the morning

Mid-podcast selfie

Mid-podcast selfie

Ross 'back in the day'...

Ross 'back in the day'...

 

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