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BASIC is the only peace and security non-governmental organization that is British-American in composition and focus. With programs that address diplomacy and decision-making around nuclear weapons, we work on both sides of the Atlantic to encourage sustainable transatlantic security policies and to develop the strategies that can achieve them. We have charitable status in the United Kingdom and in the United States. We operate with offices in London and Washington, a small but committed sta ...
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In this episode, we ask the question: how can I motivate my students? Chris and We'am discuss what motivation in English teaching means to them and the importance of motivation for learners. First they talk to Liam Printer, an expert in motivation in language teaching. He explains the different types of motivation and how we can help learners to re…
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about the UEFA European Football Championship which is being held in Germany. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the…
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This week, Chris and We’am discuss critical thinking – what does it mean, why is it important and what role does it have to play in English language teaching? Chris and We’am start by talking about critical thinking as a mindset rather than as a skill separate to other learning. First up, they talk to Paul Dummett, who helps define what we mean by …
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Arsenal, who hosted Everton and Manchester City who hosted West Ham United. Arsenal were playing for a chance to win the league, but that chance depended on Manchester Cit…
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about two really important Tottenham Hotspur matches. The results of these two matches at this point in the season will have a massive impact on the fortunes of the two clubs th…
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In episode 6 we ask the question: How can we use play to teach English? First up this week, Chris talks about how he has used play in his teaching, and introduces We'am to a game from his childhood days. Then they talk to Elly Setterfield, a young learner ELT specialist. Elly discusses the Lego Foundation's definition of play and how it can be inco…
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Newcastle United’s convincing home win against Sheffield United, Burnley salvaging a draw against Manchester United and Arsenal‘s victory over Spurs in the North London De…
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In episode 5 we ask the question: How can we assess more fairly and effectively? We start by discussing the ideas of validity, reliability and accessibility in assessment. Then we talk to Professor Barry O'Sullivan, Head of Assessment Research and Development at the British Council. Barry explores current issues around fair assessment and how it mi…
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Liverpool and Everton in the Merseyside derby and a record result at the Emirates for Arsenal and Chelsea. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge …
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Arsenal’s loss to Villa at home, Newcastle’s emphatic defeat of Spurs at St James’ Park and Liverpool’s slip up to Palace at Anfield. You can read the transcript and compl…
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In this episode, we discuss the impact of artificial intelligence on English language teaching. We start by discussing what AI is and its potential to make our lives as teachers easier. We talk to Svetlana Kandybovich, an AI educator and expert from Montenegro, about the pros and cons of AI. Svetlana emphasises the importance of human reasoning and…
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Kevin De Bruyne’s achievement at City, a bittersweet moment for Leandro Trossard and disappointment for both teams in a thriller at Villa Park. You can read the transcript…
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about one of the most exciting matches of the season so far when Newcastle welcomed West Ham. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for thi…
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Welcome to episode 3 of series 3 of our podcast. In this episode, we ask the question: do I need to sound like a 'native speaker'? After discussing what we mean by native and non-native speakers of English, we have a conversation with Professor Jenny Jenkins, emeritus professor of Global Englishes. Jenny argues that 'native English' is a loaded and…
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, as there have been no Premier League matches, Jack talks about some interesting stories from the world of football. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the p…
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It's episode 2 of our new series, and this week we are discussing how to teach vocabulary and grammar more communicatively. We talk to Jo Cummins, freelance ELT teacher, trainer and materials writer. Jo shares some ideas for communicative activities in the classroom that can help students move from passive grammar and vocabulary knowledge to active…
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Brentford’s trip to Turf Moor to take on Burnley in a match that both teams were desperate to win. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the p…
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Liverpool’s trip to the City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest in a match the Reds needed to win. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the …
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The TeachingEnglish podcast is back! In episode 1, we're discussing how we can achieve gender equity in the classroom. We talk to Dr Aisling O'Boyle, Director of the Centre for Language Education Research at Queen's University, Belfast. We look at how discrimination against women in areas like education has deep historical roots, but we now have mo…
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Liverpool’s trip to Brentford, Arsenal’s visit to Burnley and Chelsea who took on the champions in Manchester. You can read the transcript and complete the language challe…
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about an 8-goal spectacular at St James’ Park and a high-stakes match between the league leaders Liverpool and Arsenal. You can read the transcript and complete the language cha…
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Liverpool who hosted Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur who welcomed Brentford. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on …
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Manchester City who travelled to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle United and about the return to the Premier League of Kevin De Bruyne who was injured on the first day …
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Burnley who travelled to Birmingham to take on Aston Villa. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Ski…
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about about two matches that were played on the 26th of December, on the day we call Boxing Day. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for …
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Newcastle United who hosted Fulham. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website by v…
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Liverpool’s trip to Crystal Palace, a victory for Villa against Arsenal and Brighton who hosted Burnley. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on…
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about Newcastle United who hosted Manchester United, Arsenal, who welcomed Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City who were visited by Tottenham Hotspur. You can read the tr…
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This Week explores some of the biggest stories from the Premier League and the world of football and focuses on the most interesting vocabulary. In this episode, Jack talks about the newest candidate for the FIFA presidency and the incredible technology behind her bid. You can read the transcript and complete the language challenge on the page for …
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