Episode 7: ILAC Director of Studies Barbara Mendes

March 17, 2019

In this episode, Andrew chats with the extremely talented Barbara Mendes. Barbara has been in the ELT industry for over 20 years and wears many hats: teacher, teacher trainer, language coach, small business founder, and, currently, the Director or Studies at the International Language Academy of Canada

Andrew asks Barbara about her experience, how she got started in the industry, about the characteristics she looks for when hiring new teachers, and how she is trying to impart a new mindset when it comes to professional development at ILAC. 

She has also started a new venture with three colleagues called Vertices Language Coaching. Together, they are offering language and proofreading services for students and educational opportunities for teachers. 

Contact Barbara:

Email: barbara.celt@gmail.com or b.mendes@ilac.com

Social Media:

  • Instagram - @babimendes; @vertices.team; @ilac_canada
  • LinkedIn

International Language Academy of Canada 

 

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Episode 6: The Barcelona Chronicles, ɪɪ

March 3, 2019

LYE's Leo and Andrew jumped across the atlantic recently to attend the annual ELT conference at International House, Barcelona. Teacher Talking Time is happy to present a mini series chronicling their travels, the conference, and all teaching related (and some non-teaching related) takeaways from the journey. 

Part II is a special edition of Teacher Talking Time and is dedicated to those who love learning all over the world. In this episode, Andrew and Leo continue their travels and conduct three separate interviews, focusing on the differences and challenges in learning in different parts of the world. The first (8:23) tackles Germany and German; in the second (18:00), the boys participate in a high school project in Barcelona, and, finally, they sit down with good friends Claudia and Victor to dive into the Catalan-Spanish debate (33:05).  

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Episode 5: The Barcelona Chronicles, ɪ

February 23, 2019

LYE's Leo and Andrew jumped across the atlantic recently to attend the annual ELT conference at International House, Barcelona. Teacher Talking Time is happy to present a mini series chronicling their travels, the conference, and all teaching related (and some non-teaching related) takeaways from the journey. 

In Part I, we hear from them at different stages of their trip as they discuss their challenges with jetlag, settling into Spanish culture, and what they are anticipating from the conference. Mike also makes an appearance as he sits down with Andrew to go over the plenary talks from Day 1 of IHBCNELT 19. 

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Episode 4: Tackling Native Speaker Bias in ELT - an Interview with Marek Kiczkowiak

February 12, 2019

In this episode, Andrew sits down with teacher, author, and advocate Marek Kiczkowiak. They talk about the long-standing bias against non-native speaker teachers in the English training industry. As Marek explains, it has been a significant problem for a long time, but it doesn't need to be. Through his organization - TEFL Equity Advocates - and his Academy where he runs his own courses for tackling the stigma - TEFL Equity Academy - Marek has made quite a positive impact. And he's only just getting started. 

On that note, he has also co-authored a book with Rob Lowe, called Teaching English as a Lingua Franca: A Journey From EFL to ELFIn the book, they look at ways to encourage our classrooms, in every sense, to be more inclusive of English as a global language instead of only through the lense of native speakers or from the perspective of nations that speak English natively.

Contact Marek:

Email: info@teflequityadvocates.com

TEFL Equity Advocates

TEFL Equity Academy

Teaching English as a Lingua Franca: A Journey From EFL to ELF is available on Amazon and at Klett-sprachan.de

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Episode 3: Don’t Make Resolutions; Cultivate Habits in 2019

February 4, 2019

In this episode, Leo, Mike, and Andrew discuss the failings of their New Year's Resolutions one month into 2019. They ponder why resolutions don't work, why we put so much pressure on ourselves to make them, and if "cultvating habits" would be more fruitful, especially as teachers. They conclude by asking the listeners how they plan to create better habits in their personal and professional lives.

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Episode 2: The Trials and Tribulations of ELL in Brazil - An Interview with Fabi Neves

January 31, 2019

In this episode, Andrew speaks with English teacher and school owner Fabi Neves. Fabi, a native of Brazil, has lived and taught in many countries over her 12 year career. She tells Andrew about her experience, her views on learning - and the teacher's role in it - challenges Brazilians are facing in terms of their acquisition of the English language, and also about her institute, The Buxton School, located near Rio de Janeiro. 

Contact Fabi:

Email: english.now@hotmail.com 

The Buxton Blog 

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Episode 1: A Welcome to Learn YOUR English and the Importance of Developing a Growth Mindset

January 29, 2019

In Teacher Talking Time's inaugural episode, Leo, Mike, and Andrew discuss how Learn YOUR English came to be, its goals - including its different approach to teacher and student education - and how developing a growth mindset is crucial to being a lifelong learner.

 

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