The TeachingEnglish podcast

Join the hundreds of thousands of English teachers all over the world listening to the TeachingEnglish podcast! 

In each episode, your hosts We'am Hamdan and Chris Sowton explore a current issue in the world of English language teaching; from artificial intelligence to using the creative arts, from critical thinking to how to teach vocabulary and grammar more communicatively. Through interviews with experts, each episode explores a key question being asked by English teachers around the world, focusing on practical solutions and ideas for your classroom.

Show notes and transcripts in English and Arabic are available to download for each episode.


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What do you want to ask us?

Welcome to this special last episode of series 3! Chris and We'am are joined by IATEFL vice president Chris Graham, PhD researcher Silvia Nassar and university professor Lina Mukhopadhyay. Our expert guests answer your questions about teaching English. 

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How can we motivate our students?

In episode 8 of the TeachingEnglish podcast, Chris and We'am are joined by Liam Printer and Azadeh Moladoost to discuss motivation for learners and teachers.

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Browse fascinating case studies, research papers, publications and books by researchers and ELT experts from around the world.

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