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TEFL Masterclass – BYOD Educational Podcasting For Promoting Oracy With Anchor

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Joe Dale – Modern Foreign Languages Guru, Technology & Language Learning Expert.

Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK with 13 years of teaching experience who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian.

What you will learn

This session will explore the power of podcasting for improving speaking and listening skills including a step by step guide on:

  • Why use podcasting in the language classroom?;
  • Building your own podcast from scratch with ;
  • Recording and editing;
  • Adding music and effects.;
  • Recording remote interviews;
  • Using the episode builder;
  • Publishing to a real audience and distributing your show.

Workshop Summary

Introduction to the Webinar 

In this ELT Masterclass, the speaker introduces the concept of educational podcasting as a tool for promoting oracy and language learning. They explain the benefits of using podcasts in the language classroom and how to create a podcast using Anchor, a user-friendly platform.

The Benefits of Podcasting in Language Education

The discourse outlines several advantages of employing podcasts in language instruction, notably in fostering students’ active participation, oracy skills development, and the facility to disseminate content broadly. Highlighting successful educational podcasts like “The Ed Mylett Show” and “The Tony Robbins Podcast,” it suggests these as inspiration for both educators and learners in pursuing podcasting activities.

Crafting an Educational Podcast with Anchor

The speaker introduces Anchor as an accessible, no-cost platform ideal for creating, distributing, and potentially monetising podcasts. A detailed guide on initiating an account, recording and editing episodes, personalising podcast settings, and ultimately broadcasting the podcast across various channels, including Spotify and Apple Podcasts, is provided, encouraging educators to embrace podcasting for educational purposes.

Sharing and Promoting Your Podcast

Upon publication, the podcast’s availability across multiple platforms like Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts is underscored. The ease of access and the visibility of the podcast on these platforms are highlighted, showcasing the simplicity with which educators can share their content and reach a wide audience.

Encouragement for Language Educators

In conclusion, the text advocates for language educators to explore the realm of educational podcasting as an invaluable resource for enriching their teaching practices and enhancing students’ oracy skills. The encouragement is towards adopting podcasting within the language teaching context to offer a more interactive and compelling learning experience.

Conclusion: The Potential of Podcasting in Language Education

The summary encapsulates the potential of podcasting as a dynamic and accessible tool for language teachers, aiming to provide an innovative and engaging educational experience. Through platforms like Anchor, creating and disseminating educational content is streamlined, offering an effective way to develop communication and critical thinking skills amongst learners.

Reflective Questions

Have a quick think about the reflective questions below in order to get the most out of the workshop:

  1. Why is podcasting a good idea in the EFL classroom?
  2. Is it possible to podcast completely for free?
  3. How long should my podcast episodes be?

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