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Welcome to the Let’s Talk TEFL podcast with Jackie Bolen and Jennifer Smith. We’re going to discuss everything ESL/EFL teaching, including experiences teaching abroad, activity and game ideas, teaching tips, interviews with old friends, and more. Come join us in the Let’s Talk TEFL teacher’s lounge for some inspiration and entertainment!
 
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Find out all the details you need to know about how to teach ESL listening, including a listening lesson plan template, tips & tricks, along with some of our go-to websites, games and activities. Level up your TEFL listening classes in style! Find Out More: ESL Listening Games and Activities Jackie on YouTube Jackie on TikTok Teach Travel Learn (on…
 
We need to talk about Lollipops. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:03:00 - Our Lollypop Guy ranks lollipops 00:33:00 - The worst winner 00:39:40 - Nicks confusion with Frasier 00:48:25 - ADS 00:50:29 - ADS Over 00:53:30 - IT HAPPENED! 00:57:03 - Old fashioned horse wrestling problem 00:58:54 - Manny’s baby update!…
 
We talk a lot about canned foods, bagels, pregnancies, and Nick and Kevin's IKEA adventures. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:08:00 - Kinda Funny Food Award 00:11:30 - Tim bought a shirt 00:16:00 - What does Blessing eat? 00:32:37 - Nick and Kevin’s fun Ikea disaster 00:52:34 - Andy's question & how do you tell your family you are pregnant?…
 
Greg, Nick, Andy, and Joey come together to tear Tim down, uncover a 5-year-old joke about Nick being short, and generally go too far. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:05:04 - the gang guess the chip 00:10:30 - Greg Miller's golden idea 00:19:20 - housekeeping 00:25:00 - Why isnt Andy a backup NFL quarterback 00:41:07 - Goals for 2022 01:09:04 - N…
 
Do you want more engaging and interactive ESL speaking games and activities for children? Of course! Drop in on a conversation between Jackie and Jennifer as they share their favourite ones with you. Find Out More: Jackie on TikTok Teach Travel Learn (on YouTube) ESL Speaking Games for Kids 101 ESL Activities for Kids (on Amazon) Podcast Informatio…
 
Greg Miller returns! He tells us all about his first few months as a dad, and we breakdown Kevin's insane ski trip. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:08:40 - Greg is yin and yang 00:12:30 - Andy’s scary voices memos 00:23:00 - Greg Miller hurts a young fan(Emotionally and physically) 00:32:00 - Greg big baby 00:41:15 - Andy misses his flight 00:42:…
 
Do you struggle when it comes to teaching pronunciation and aren't sure how to go about it? Not sure which errors to correct? Want to help students with pron but aren't sure how? Skip right over those pronunciation exercses in the textbook (like Jackie)? We have the answers! Join Jackie as she talks to Catherine Steele from English Pronunciation fo…
 
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We see who has the best keyboard for ASMR. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:03:00 - New Mcdonalds 00:09:00 - Nicks quiet pant shame and not fitting in old clothes 00:14:50 - Henry Cavil dream 00:28:00 - Keystroke competition 00:35:00 - ASMR is dope 00:45:20 - Tik Tok and social media 01:08:09 - We examine our youtube strategy…
 
Chastity returns to talk Wheel of Time, Pen15, our first comic book store experiences, and of course, boy bands. Follow Chastity at https://twitter.com/chastity_v Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:04:40 - How has your covid been? 00:07:13 - Does having to do content change enjoy the show 00:32:30 - Whatever happened to pocket protectors? 00:39:53 -…
 
Tim, Joey, and Snow Bike Mike give their thoughts on all the upcoming 2022 movies. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:03:00 - Mike’s Fashion Choices 00:08:25 - Housekeeping 00:10:00 - Joey’s Conundrum 00:19:30 - Tim’s Car Thing 00:24:19 - Tim’s Paper Cuts 00:30:00 - Getting Spider-Man Tickets 00:33:59 - Ads 00:38:02 - Our Most Anticipated 2022 Movie…
 
Jackie and Jennifer talk fun games to play in class! Learn how to have interesting, engaging ESL/EFL lessons for kids, teenagers or adults with these games and activities. Find out More: 27 Fun Games to Play in Class (Blog Post) 39 No-Prep/Low-Prep ESL Speaking Activities for Kids (on Amazon) Find Jennifer at: https://www.teachtravellearn.com/ Podc…
 
Andrea Rene joins us to discuss our Thanksgiving, Star Wars Weddings, dumb kids, and more! Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:05:44 - Tim’s thanksgiving day nightmare 00:22:00 - Nick wont fight a bear 00:27:50 - Andrea’s first Thanksgiving as a mom 00:37:10 - Ads 00:41:05 - Tims friend Honeybaked Ham 00:42:14 - Best Star Wars themed wedding 01:03:11…
 
TikTok superstar Andrew McLean makes his Kinda Funny return to talk cosplay, Can't Hardly Wait, best movie soundtracks, and more. Check Andrew out at www.webheadedhero.com Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:05:00 - The @Webheadedhero is killing it 00:28:20 - Andrew’s no no list 00:33:20 - Favorite movie soundtrack…
 
Check out Jennifer and Michelle's chat about teaching in Korea, Toronto, and online. Michelle specializes in SAT prep for non-native English speakers. Find Michelle at: International Tester (her website) Teachers Pay Teachers Instagram Also, be sure to check out: Jennifer at: https://www.teachtravellearn.com/ Jackie at: YouTube Podcast info: https:…
 
Find out all the tips and tricks you need for teaching ESL speaking, including speaking activities, general tips and an ESL speaking lesson plan template. Teach English speaking in a student-centred style to all ages and levels with these ideas from Jackie and Jennifer. Some of our favourite ESL speaking activities include: Board Games Surveys Also…
 
Jackie and Jennifer talk about everything ESL reading, including general tips, activities, along with an ESL reading lesson plan template. Teaching English reading to all levels and ages in style with these tips and tricks! And of course, don't forget to have a look at Breaking News English, the gold mine for everything teaching ESL/EFL reading. Ch…
 
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Geoff Ramsey FINALLY returns to the Kinda Funny Podcast. Follow Geoff at https://twitter.com/GeoffLRamsey Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:13:06 - breakfast talk 00:18:00 - Tip conundrum 00:27:00 - Being Geoff 00:36:50 - Unlimited budget 00:41:00 - Making reality TV 01:00:05 - How Nick changed Geoff and a little about fuck face card…
 
Now that Greg is gone we can finally confess it all. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:05:20 - Nick’s Greg dad story 00:12:05 - Andy’s too scared 00:17:48 - Nick likes limitless and andy like redzone 00:30:00 - Sports talk 00:38:15 - Tim Confesses 00:54:00 - the one thing nick would change about andy 01:12:42 - Tims…
 
Jackie and Sally talk about everything ESL resumes, cover letters and getting an English teaching or administration job in Canada. We also talk about making the transition from teaching in Korea to teaching in Canada and what that experience was like. Find Jackie at: https://www.amazon.com/Jackie-Bolen/e/B00PHYOM5I/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1 Let…
 
The incomprable Adi Shankar returns to the Kinda Funny Podcast to talk all about his new Netflix Project Guardians of Justice, his Where's Waldo movie pitch, and gets real about mental health. Follow Adi at https://twitter.com/adishankarbrand Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Adi Shankar house tour 00:10:20 - The Guardians of Justice 00:20:00 - Mental Healt…
 
Forgetting materials at home. The photocopier is broken. You get a new class 5 minutes before it's supposed to start. The material is too difficult or too easy. These are common things that happen to all English teachers but the good news is that it doesn't have to mean disaster. There are some simple solutions to these difficult ESL teaching situa…
 
SnowBikeMike joins us to discuss how tall we all wish we were, what we would make super big if we could, and words we don't like. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:05:15 - Nicknames with Scarpino 00:08:15 - Top ten worst words 00:21:04 - Design merch 00:29:15 - Best KF teacher 00:41:10 - Nick wants to be taller 00:56:05 - pym particle your world…
 
A Kinda Funny Best Friend thinks his wife is wrong for naming a horse what she did, so Greg, Nick, Andy, and SnowBikeMike debate the case and make the argument that horses deserve to be taught stuff in school. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:04:22 - Nick Gets Real 00:14:50 - My wife bought a foal 00:43:25 - Mike has the floor 00:43:50 - British m…
 
Jackie and Jennifer talk about everything ESL Jigsaw Activities and Games, also known as Information Gap activities. Find out what a jigsaw activity is and why you might want to consider using them in class. Plus, some tips and tricks for everything information gap ESL! Want to know more about jigsaw activities? Want to check out some of the best o…
 
The one and only Devon Sawa returns to talk about his new Chucky show, the pitch for Idle Hands 2, Tim's commercial freakout, and who should be the next James Bond. Follow Devon at https://twitter.com/DevonESawa Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:04:00 - Devon Sawa and chucky 00:10:00 - returning to filming during covid 00:14:05 - Tims dumb story 00…
 
The amazing Mari Takahashi FINALLY joins us on The Kinda Funny Podcast to talk about her start with Smosh, being a ballerina, and now owning an eSports team. Follow Mari at https://twitter.com/AtomicMari Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:03:30 - Mari Takahashi is here! 00:07:59 - Housekeeping 00:09:30 - Mari’s Career 00:18:00 - The Power Rangers an…
 
Listen, this podcast starts really goofy and then gets really real. It’s what makes Kinda Funny special! So, let’s talk about the hole in Andy’s roof, pizza Fridays, and seeing our parents as peers rather than people who know everything. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:02:00 - Nick steals a mirror for his secret pocket 00:23:55 - Bad TV placement…
 
We talk about surprising things that are berries, why the rest of the world is dumb for not liking PB&Js, and what kind of dogs we all are. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:03:30 - Christmas Colors 00:14:30 - Are grapes berry? 00:33:28 - ADS 00:44:33 - PB&J arent international 01:00:12 - Kinda Funny guys as Dog…
 
Join Jackie and William as they talk about teaching English in the Middle East, including job opportunities, qualifications required, and what it's like to actually live there. Find Jennifer at: https://www.teachtravellearn.com/ Find Jackie at: https://www.amazon.com/Jackie-Bolen/e/B00PHYOM5I/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1 Podcast info: https://www.…
 
FINAL BETS ARE IN for when we think Greg and Gen are going to have their baby and what we thin they will name it. With special guest Josh Macuga! Follow Josh: https://twitter.com/JoshMacuga Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:02:00 - Corn Dogs 00:16:20 - Josh Macuga is here! 00:20:20 - Housekeeping 00:22:06 - Greg and Gen’s Baby Pool! 00:54:00 - Baby…
 
Joey, Gen, Paula, and Gia get together once again to catch up, talk about pregnancy, and ponder about their younger high school selves. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:00:55 - Housekeeping 00:02:49 - What weird food things do you do that you swear by? 00:11:00 - Baby items Gen is most excited for 00:16:56 - Baby Pool! 00:20:18 - What was the bigg…
 
Join Jackie and Jennifer as they share some very practical tips for making ESL/EFL classrooms more student-centred (as opposed to more teacher-centred) And find out why this even matters in the first place. Find Jennifer at: https://www.teachtravellearn.com/ Find Jackie at: https://www.amazon.com/Jackie-Bolen/e/B00PHYOM5I/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_boo…
 
We learn some hard truths in this episode. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:09:00 - the boys make fun of Andy 00:17:20 - Nick’s a good catholic boy 00:36:10 - Are you funnier than Nick 00:46:45 - no more sleep 00:52:40 - joey has disappointed nick 01:00:10 - What would you do if you are in Toy Story Universe…
 
We talk all about our first ever Amazon purchases and Mike tells the horrifying story of how he had to flee from his home. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:03:15 - Nick confess to us 00:13:20 - Tim buys Samurai.com 00:31:30 - Kevin breaks his internet 00:37:08 - Nick gets needs a physical 00:43:00 - Our first amazonpurchase 01:05:07 - Tahoe is abl…
 
Naomi Kyle joins us to talk about our oral care routines, her new EP, Cheetos, and more! Follow Naomi at https://twitter.com/NaomiKyle Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:03:00 - Nick is getting to a physical(Flossing sucks) 00:25:30 - Naomi Kyle EP 00:38:20 - Dream colab album 00:44:00 - Concerts 00:48:35 - Phone upgrades? 01:01:50 - Nick reads rap…
 
Greg has some wild takes on tacos and Cheetos, and decides who he feels best about babysitting his future child. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:03:00 - What Chips are Barrett eating? 00:35:15 - Andy’s Brother & Breaking Bad 00:43:47 - Housekeeping 00:45:15 - Ads 00:48:16 - Greg’s Babysitter Power Rankings…
 
Join Jackie and Jennifer as they talk about their favourite ESL icebreaker activities and games. Start your classes off on the right foot with these fun and engaging TEFL icebreakers for all ages and levels. Top 30 ESL Icebreakers: https://eslspeaking.org/top-10-esl-icebreakers/ 39 ESL Icebreakers (book on Amazon): https://amzn.to/2VevAk5 Find Jenn…
 
Would you stick your arm in a dolphin? Would Jesus think Nick is cool? Would we give up video games or sauces? We answer all of these questions and more on today's episode of the Kinda Funny Podcast. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:03:00 - Airplanes, Feet, and more Airplanes 00:19:32 - Housekeeping 00:20:55 - Tim read an article 00:38:00 - Vaccin…
 
Nick, Tim, and Joey talk about cartoons, making a life changing app, and tell some really weird stories. Time Stamps - 00:00:00 - Start 00:01:23 - Housekeeping 00:02:00 - Fashion Island 00:07:00 - Beanie Boys & Handwashing 00:14:15 - Sidekicks 00:17:30 - Nick’s Great App Idea 00:28:13 - Would you live in either the MCU or the DCEU? 00:41:23 - The e…
 
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