RoPeCast

by Dr Roger Charlton & Dr Peter Tischer · · · · 4 subscribers

Are you an advanced learner of English? These podcasts from Saarland University offer challenging listening opportunities and fascinating topics to do with the English language and culture. Get your new enhanced five-minute episode once every two weeks.

122\. Feel the rhythm Aug. 16, 2018
Carrie and Roger continue their discussion about the quirks and pitfalls for non-native speakers when dealing with English. Today they dive deeper and come to the conclusion that phonetics and accent are not the biggest problems to overcome for a student of English ...
You may have recognised the title as a modified version of the saying "Think before you speak!" We have changed it into a good piece of advice for English learners, based on what today's guest tells Roger about her research on phonetics for foreign learners of English. [Pronunciator](https://www.merriam- webster.com/dictionary/pronunciator) Oh, ...
120\. Studying gender March 23, 2018
Heike is back with Roger for a more detailed look into gender studies. They are discussing what this particular field of social sciences is about, who does and who maybe should study it, and what aspects there are in terms of research topics and interdisciplinary facets. [The UdS Gender Studies ...
119\. Our gender issue Feb. 19, 2018
This time Roger invited Heike, an expert for gender studies. She is going to explain to us, how the term gender evolved from a mere grammatical phenomenon to what may very well be the most discussed topic of social and linguistic sciences in the last decades. We'll hear about many ...
119\. Our gender issue Feb. 19, 2018
This time Roger invited Heike, an expert for gender studies. She is going to explain to us, how the term gender evolved from a mere grammatical phenomenon to what may very well be the most discussed topic of social and linguistic sciences in the last decades. We'll hear about many ...
Peter is back in jazzy 2018 for another episode with Saul Rubin, his guitar teacher from New York. Today Peter asks about the jargon of Jazz music and how that differs from other styles' vocabulary. Talking about music is not an easy task afterall. Finally, Saul can solve the mystery ...
Peter is back in jazzy 2018 for another episode with Saul Rubin, his guitar teacher from New York. Today Peter asks about the jargon of Jazz music and how that differs from other styles' vocabulary. Talking about music is not an easy task afterall. Finally, Saul can solve the mystery ...
117\. A special guitar Dec. 12, 2017
You probably remember our Christmas specials about holiday traditions and music from the past years. This December we thought we'd make music our topic again (this time as a regular episode) with a focus on some music vocabulary. Peter's guest today is Saul Rubin, a renowned Jazz guitar player from ...
117\. A special guitar Dec. 12, 2017
You probably remember our Christmas specials about holiday traditions and music from the past years. This December we thought we'd make music our topic again (this time as a regular episode) with a focus on some music vocabulary. Peter's guest today is Saul Rubin, a renowned Jazz guitar player from ...
Roger and Neil continue their discussion of the "Teaching Excellence Framework" that has been established in England and Wales to judge the quality of teaching in higher education. Neil illustrates how increasing competition between education institutions can turn out rather problematic, and Roger adds how he thinks it unlikely that ...
Roger and Neil continue their discussion of the "Teaching Excellence Framework" that has been established in England and Wales to judge the quality of teaching in higher education. Neil illustrates how increasing competition between education institutions can turn out rather problematic, and Roger adds how he thinks it unlikely that ...
Roger is talking to his brother Neil, who's back for another episode. This time they look into ways of measuring the quality of university teaching, the approach taken in the UK and potential problems affecting the "measuring process". Can the results of such an inquiry really be unbiased? [The TEF ...
Roger is talking to his brother Neil, who's back for another episode. This time they look into ways of measuring the quality of university teaching, the approach taken in the UK and potential problems affecting the "measuring process". Can the results of such an inquiry really be unbiased? [The TEF ...
114\. Of proverbs' value Oct. 20, 2017
After last episode's discussion about cultural values in fixed expressions, our two hosts return to a topic they've already delved into a long while ago: Proverbs. Peter mentions a new cool proverb that he's come across but Roger reminds him, that proverbs in general are really not that frequent in ...
114\. Of proverbs' value Oct. 20, 2017
After last episode's discussion about cultural values in fixed expressions, our two hosts return to a topic they've already delved into a long while ago: Proverbs. Peter mentions a new cool proverb that he's come across but Roger reminds him, that proverbs in general are really not that frequent in ...
Did you ever wonder where the Rolling Stones got their name from? Peter did and asked Roger about it. Roger suspects it's derived from an English language expression, which he explains to Peter. That explanation leads to a discussion about how much of a culture's value system is reflected in ...
Did you ever wonder where the Rolling Stones got their name from? Peter did and asked Roger about it. Roger suspects it's derived from an English language expression, which he explains to Peter. That explanation leads to a discussion about how much of a culture's value system is reflected in ...
Last time we dealt with culturally specific concepts that do not easily translate, because they are missing their counterparts in other languages. This time our two hosts find a bunch of peculiar things in the American school system, that don't exist in Germany and - to some extent - are ...
Last time we dealt with culturally specific concepts that do not easily translate, because they are missing their counterparts in other languages. This time our two hosts find a bunch of peculiar things in the American school system, that don't exist in Germany and - to some extent - are ...
When Peter arrives late for the recording of this episode he has a very good excuse: He was looking for a word. A word that doesn't exist. You wonder how that's possible and why Peter still made it for the recording? Well, Roger saves him some of the trouble. Listen ...