Interview with Carol Lethaby

I became aware of Carol Lethaby in 2015 when she presented a talk on Neuromyths at TESOL. We have since worked together on a paper on learning styles in ELT. She talks here about this and about cognitive load theory and the importance of background knowledge in ELT.

If you would like to read more about Carol’s work then check out her web page.

Or check out the articles we mention below

Learning styles in ELT

Neuromyths in ELT

Interview with Masatoshi Sato

At the end of last year Masatoshi Sato kindly agreed to sit down with me and discuss Evidence Based practice in ELT. Prof Sato is a advocate of research being used to support teaching. He has written books on evidence based pedagogy and has carried out work on teachers’ opinions of research and how it can support teaching.

Here we talk about what Evidence Based approaches mean to him, the gap between teachers and researchers and some of the problems with research.

you can follow him on Twitter here

Here are a selection of his recent papers

Motivation and vision in the classroom. TESOL Quarterly (2020)

The origin of peer feedback. System (2020)

Context matters! Context matters: Learner beliefs and interactional behaviors in an EFL vs. ESL context (2020)

ESL vs. EFL: Activity Theory. In JAL (2019)

Practice is important but… SSLA (2019)

Do teachers care about research? ELT Journal (2019)