1. You’re planning to become a TESOL teacher
Do you want to hear all the ins-and-outs about the world of TESOL? Or what you can expect in a classroom setting? By listening to a TESOL podcast, you will have all of these questions answered for you and more! Tune in and find out from experienced teachers who have been through it all. What better way to get acquainted with the industry than through being a fly on the wall with seasoned veterans.
2. You’re already a teacher
It’s one of the best ways to stay connected to the industry outside of your school and students, than listening to teachers talk shop. Some come for professional development to level-up as a teacher, others are curious about different teaching perspectives and opinions. While many listeners just want some plain old laughs and funny stories on the way home from work. Whatever you’re looking for, a TESOL podcast will tick those boxes.
3. You’re learning a second language
Ever wondered what it’s like with the shoe on the other foot? Hear about how teachers experience and teach a second language to students in the classroom. By listening, you might gain some insight into Second Language Acquisition that will help you on your journey to becoming competent. You can hear about what techniques do and don’t work from ESL teachers who teach on a daily basis. The methodologies overlap, so there’s bound to be some useful information in a TESOL podcast.
4. You love learning
If you’re looking for something to stimulate the mind, then tune in and learn about how English, the language you’re currently reading, is taught. From beginner to advanced, you’ll gain insights into speaking, reading, writing, teaching and how that integrates into real world application. Have you ever wondered why you say what you say and speak the way you do? Perhaps you want to travel back in time to when you were learning English as a child. Learn about it all!
5. You love English
Whether you’re an Anglophile or someone who’s just curious after watching a Netflix series, the origins of English are a fascinating story from its early roots in 500AD, when Germanic tribes (Angles, Saxons, Jutes, and Frisians) sailed into Britain, to the Viking invasions, to modern day English. There’s a reason that English is the international language of the world. The fact that you’re reading this article right now is a testament to the journey it’s taken over the centuries — you’re a part of it!
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