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How to English: Teach and Learn with Gav & Em

68 EpisodesProduced by Gav & EmWebsite

Welcome to a podcast about English as a foreign language. Listen to two experienced teachers discussing the most important topics for both teachers and students. Each week they'll cover teaching techniques and learning tips. Whether you're up at the board, or behind the desk, you'll get something fr… read more

68 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

16. Phrasal Verbs - Music by Fluency MC (transcribed)

November 19th, 2021


Welcome Everybody! Can you answer these questions? What's a particle? Which phrasal verbs are seperable? What must we do with a transitive phrasal verb? It's study time with Gav & Em as they practice phrasal verbs …

15. Inspiration - Music by John Betton (transcribed)

November 5th, 2021


Hello! A special Welcome! to all the wonderful listeners and readers of Gav & Em's transcribed podcast. This week on How to English, the topic of …

14. Pidgin English - Featuring Coco Mbassi (transcribed)

October 22nd, 2021


Welcome Everybody! Here is a very special episode of How to English podcast with Gav & Em. This week they are joined by an amazing guest, who is a linguist, translator, and award-winning musician, Coco Mbassi. Coco …

13. Tenses 2 The Future - Featuring Anchor Creative Education (transcribed)

October 8th, 2021


Welcome back! Here is the second part of Gav's story about his ant infestation and a look at the future tenses. If you haven't heard the first part of the story, go back and check out episode 12. This week Gav and Em …

12. Tenses - Featuring English with Rob (transcribed)

September 24th, 2021


Welcome to all our new followers and our regulars. This week Gav and Em take on the tenses of English. Teachers and students, have your pens and pads …

11. Another Language - Featuring Ahmed Khalifa - Music by Ellie Meriz (transcribed)

September 10th, 2021


Welcome everybody! In today's show, Gav and Em introduce an amazing speaker and podcaster, Ahmed Khalifa, to discuss British sign language. Maybe you're already familiar with it, or perhaps you've never thought about it …

10. Innovative Teaching - Featuring Vitor Hugo - Music by Shemsi (transcribed)

August 27th, 2021


What does innovative teaching mean to you? Have you tried any new and exciting ways to teach and learn English in your classroom? Have you heard of Dogme teaching? This week, Gav and Em share some tips and tricks on …

9. Holidays - Music by JD Levin (transcribed)

August 13th, 2021


Happy holiday(s) everyone! Hope you're having a nice vacation or enjoying some free time. Gav & Em, this time, are sharing their thoughts on …


July 31st, 2021


Welcome to a podcast about English as a foreign language. Listen to two experienced teachers discussing the most important topics for both teachers and students. Each show they'll cover teaching techniques and learning …

8. Spaces - Featuring Helen Slee - Music by Celest (transcribed)

July 30th, 2021


Welcome everybody! This week Gav and Em are discussing the topic of Spaces: open, safe, and work. They discuss the topics of representation and diversity from an educational context. Joined by their special guest Mx …

7. Idioms - Music by Gareth Evans-Jones (transcribed)

July 16th, 2021


Welcome everybody! Hello to all our new and returning listeners. For the summer Gav & Em are releasing fortnightly shows to share their knowledge on EFL teaching, introduce some awesome guest speakers and share some …

6. Music - Featuring English Music Education (transcribed)

June 25th, 2021


Welcome Everybody! Gav & Em are delighted to be featuring Barbara from English Music Education in this special show all about music. How can we …

5. What Works and What Doesn't (transcribed)

May 28th, 2021


Welcome everybody! In this episode Gav & Em mull on the following topics: How do you know the lesson is working? How do you make it natural? …

4. Chat and Chillaxation (transcribed)

April 30th, 2021


Welcome to this month's episode of How to Teach and learn. In this show, Gav & Em will answer questions and give advice on teaching and learning English. Topics include: which podcasts they listen to, giving …

3. Bias - Featuring Hedreich Nichols from SmallBites (transcribed)

March 26th, 2021


In this episode, Gav and Em discuss the topic of Bias. This week's special guest is Hedreich Nichols, a curriculum designer and Middle Years Program …

2. Fatigue (transcribed)

February 26th, 2021


Are you feeling weary and a bit worn out? Is the repetition of your work/life/studies getting you down? Gav and Em talk about both their teaching and learning experiences and how to avoid fatigue. Check out this month's …

1. How to Begin (transcribed)

January 29th, 2021


Welcome back! Here is the second season of Gav & Em's How to English podcast. Join them as they discuss the topic of learning a language from the beginning. Transcription with audio:

50. Top Tips Two (transcribed)

December 25th, 2020


In the final show of their first season, Gav & Em present the second part of teachers' and learners' top tips. Find wonderful tips and tricks to …

49. Top Tips - Part One (transcribed)

December 18th, 2020


In this penultimate show of season one, Gav & Em ask their fellow teachers and student followers to share their top teaching and learning …

48. Books - Featuring Raise Up! (transcribed)

December 11th, 2020


This week Gav & Em review some of their favourite teaching and learning English books. The show includes a very special message from two of the authors of Raise Up! a diverse and representative series of student's …

47. It's The Business (transcribed)

December 4th, 2020


Are you a business person? Do you teach business English? What's the difference between general and business English? Find the answer to these and many more fascinating questions on this week's How to English with Gav …

46. Topics (transcribed)

November 27th, 2020


This week Gav & Em mull over the topic of topics. Hear about their lesson ideas and their students' favourite themes. Join them on this week's …

45. Teaching Kids (transcribed)

November 20th, 2020


Are you teaching kids at the moment? Are your kids learning another language? How can you make learning more fun for young learners? Listen to Gav & Em reminisce on their kids' classes. Hear them share teaching and …

44. Pressure (transcribed)

November 13th, 2020


Do you feel under pressure as a learner or teacher? Is it pressure from your students, teacher, other teachers, company, or even the pressure you put on yourself? See if you can relate to Gav & Em as they discuss …

43. Organising Stuff (transcribed)

November 6th, 2020


Welcome everybody! In this week's episode, Gav and Em are trying to get their stuff in order. Are you looking for ways to organise your teaching or learning files? Do you need some tips on how to structure your class …

42. Exam Skills - Featuring DinoKoaching (transcribed)

October 30th, 2020


Are you taking an English exam? Do you need some tips on passing it? Have you taught TOEFL, IELTS, or the Cambridge exams? Have a listen to Gav & Em break down, and sum up the ins and outs of these exams. Featuring …

41. What I Got from the CELTA (captioned)

October 23rd, 2020


Are you a teacher with a CELTA qualification? Are you thinking about taking the CELTA training course? Does your teacher have a CELTA or another teaching qualification? Whatever your certificate, listen to Gav and Em …

40. It's All About the Students (transcribed)

October 16th, 2020


Where would we be without students? Where would we be without teachers? Why are you learning English, and do you have any learning or teaching tips? …

39. The Environment

October 9th, 2020


How can you save the planet? What are your teaching tips on environmental topics? Have you studied and learnt about how to reduce your carbon footprint? This week, Gav and Em share their knowledge on this subject, …

38. This Week Online

October 2nd, 2020


How was your week? There were plenty of ups and downs for Gav and Em. To find out the details, check out their show. Plus, you're in store for a quickfire Q&A and a language quiz for everyone to take part in. Good …

37. Money Matters - Featuring Zdenek Lukas

September 25th, 2020


What springs to mind when you think of money when learning or teaching English? In this week's show, Gav and Em reflect on how they present money in their lessons and the topic of money disparities within the TEFL …

36. Wording

September 18th, 2020


Welcome back to How to English with Gav & Em. In this episode, you'll hear all about new words, word forms, and where words fit into sentences. Plus plenty of ways to practice in the classroom for both teachers and …

35. Evergreen

September 11th, 2020


Welcome Everybody! This week, Gav and Em pick apart the timeless theme of evergreen teaching and learning. Just what does it mean to have evergreen topics, techniques and issues? Join them for a teaching and learning …

34. Keeping it Fresh

September 4th, 2020


How do you keep your English lessons fresh, fun and up-to-date? Delve into the world of language acquisition with Gav and Em. This week they'll give their take on how to keep your classes and lessons fresh and avoid …

33. How Em Teaches

August 28th, 2020


Are you ready for a teaching and learning experience? After years of practicing her skills, Em is going to demonstrate one of her many techniques for teaching. Listen, laugh and learn along with this week's episode of …

32. How Gav Teaches

August 21st, 2020


Welcome everybody! After requests from their listeners, Gav has prepared a demo of a couple of his teaching techniques. You'll find out for yourself what it's like to be on the other end of the teaching and learning …

31. Conflict

August 14th, 2020


Have you had to deal with conflict in your classroom? Have you had difficulties with your students or your teacher? Put your headphones on, press …

30. Teaching and Learning in Another Country

August 7th, 2020


Hi Everyone! Have you ever taught or learnt English abroad? What are your experiences? Take a listen to Gav and Em as they chat about their own experiences and share a few tips along the way. Hope you enjoy this week's …

29. Q&A with G&E

July 31st, 2020


Hey listeners! Happy Friday or whichever day it is with you. This week Gav and Em will answer your questions on learning and teaching English. From …

28. Self-Care

July 24th, 2020


Happy International Self-Care Day listeners! This week Gav and Em talk about how we can look after ourselves both physically and mentally. They give …

27. Politically Correct Language

July 17th, 2020


What is politically correct language? How should we teach and learn it? The topic this week for Gav & Em is words and expressions that could be …

26. Time and Timing

July 10th, 2020


Tick-tock, tick-tock, how's your timing? This week Gav & Em examine the essential theme of time. Organising your time, arriving on time, and when you just don't have enough time. Tune in to this week's How to …

25. Things I Wish I'd Known

July 3rd, 2020


What would you tell your trainee-self if you had the chance? Is there something you wish you'd started earlier? Let's take a journey back in time …

24. Getting Stuck

June 26th, 2020


Do you feel you've hit a learning wall? Is your level of English stagnating? What do you do if your students just don't get it? And do you encounter problems when you're speaking English outside the classroom? Lock into …

23. Different Levels

June 19th, 2020


Welcome listeners. This week Gav & Em discuss the topic of learner levels. From beginners to proficiency, what are the differences, challenges and rewards of both teaching and learning at these levels? Have fun and …

Extra Episode - Racism in ELT

June 16th, 2020


Hi Everyone, here's a mid-week episode from Gav & Em in which they show their support for anti-racism, equality, and fairness in ELT.

22. Our Favourite Activities

June 12th, 2020


I guess you were wondering what Gav & Em actually do in their classrooms. Well, here's your chance to find out. This week in How To Teach and Learn they talk about their favourite activities and games they like to …

21. How to Teach and Learn

June 5th, 2020


Welcome, everyone! This week Gav & Em get deeper into the art of teaching and learning English. As they reveal the ingredients that make a good …

20. The Positives of Teaching and Learning

May 29th, 2020


What are the good sides of teaching and learning English? How do the students and teachers benefit from sharing their time together? Hear Gav & Em piece together the positives of this experience in this week's …

19. Teach and Learn One-To-One

May 22nd, 2020


Ever considered teaching or taking a one-to-one English lesson or course? Maybe you have plenty of experience with one-to-one classes. Come and listen to this week's episode of How to English with Gav & Em to learn …

18. Teach and Learn in Groups

May 15th, 2020


Gav & Em are back with another exciting and educational chat on the topic of teaching and learning in groups. Sit back and enjoy their discussion on the finer details from both the students' and teacher's point of …

17. How to Speaking

May 8th, 2020


Welcome back to our regular listeners and thanks for joining us if you're new to the podcast. This week, Gav & Em speak about... speaking! What …

16. How to Listening

May 1st, 2020


Welcome, everybody.  Here is the new episode of How to English with Gav & Em. This week, the two experienced teachers tackle the topic of listening. Whether it's via music, movies, podcasts, the news, or in real …

15. How to Writing

April 24th, 2020


Welcome to the new episode of How to English: Teach and Learn with Gav and Em. This time, Gav and Em talk about the most common types of writing. Style, form, and technique as well as new and traditional ways of writing …

14. How to Reading

April 17th, 2020


Books, articles, Instagram quotes, what do you read? In this episode, Gav & Em delve into the world of words. Hear them discuss a wide range of materials and suggest ways both the student and the teacher can …

13. How to Pronunciation

April 10th, 2020


Having trouble saying th/w/sh? Need some tips on how to teach or learn pronunciation? Listen to Gav & Em as they discuss the challenges of speaking English clearly in this week's How to English: Teach and Learn. …

12. How to Vocabulary

April 3rd, 2020


Words? Vocabulary? Phrases? Just what does it all mean? You know you can rely on Gav & Em to guide you to a better understanding of everything …

11. How to Grammar

March 27th, 2020


Need some tips on teaching or learning grammar? Look no further, they've got just what you've been looking for. In this episode of How to English with Gav and Em, you'll hear two experienced teachers reveal the secrets …

10. Teach and Learn at Home

March 20th, 2020


Stuck at home? Here's an episode of How to English: Teach and Learn with Gav & Em that you really need to hear. If you're pacing the living room worrying about how to continue your English lessons, don't fear. Gav …

9. Lesson Structure

March 13th, 2020


Welcome World! To you, wherever you are, whether you're a language teacher or learner, listen to Gav & Em discuss their take on lesson structure. From the point of view of a student or as the trainer, hear about …

8. Lessons Outside the Classroom

March 6th, 2020


Wondering if there's another place to teach or learn English than simply the classroom? Well, this is the episode for you! Hear Gav & Em explore the possibilities of learning in a new and inspiring setting in this …

7. Correcting (and avoiding) Mistakes

February 28th, 2020


In this new episode of How to English Gav & Em explore methods of dealing with those errors that cause the student and the teacher no end of problems. Hear strategies and approaches to boost your learning and …

6. Making Mistakes (Part Two)

February 21st, 2020


Here's the second part of Making Mistakes for both students and teachers. Gav & Em review last week's episode then go on to discuss student's errors. Listen out for tips and tricks to improve your teaching or …

5. Making Mistakes (Part One)

February 14th, 2020


Have you ever wondered if teachers make mistakes? What errors should you expect from your students? In this episode, Gav & Em explore the world …

4. Technology in the Classroom

February 7th, 2020


This week Gav and Em, two experienced TEFL teachers, talk about technology in the classroom. From pens and pencils to mobiles, tablets, and the …

3. Lesson and Course Planning

January 31st, 2020


For their third episode, Gav & Em explore the subject of lesson and course planning. As a teacher, what do you need to take into account before stepping into the classroom? As a learner, do you know what the best …

2. Types of Lessons

January 26th, 2020


In their second episode, Gav & Em talk about different types of lessons. Follow two experienced English teachers as they discuss general, …

1. First Lesson (transcribed)

January 18th, 2020


For their first episode, Gav & Em thought it would be logical to start at the beginning - the first lesson. Follow two experienced teachers as …

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