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.

Austerity is a word that one encounters rather frequently in news and politics these days. In this episode Roger explains the meaning of this word, and both hosts discuss the effects that austerity policy can have on university in general and also how our university is affected by financial cuts ...
Austerity is a word that one encounters rather frequently in news and politics these days. In this episode Roger explains the meaning of this word, and both hosts discuss the effects that austerity policy can have on university in general and also how our university is affected by financial cuts ...
The thistle is a national symbol of Scotland and a thorny path might lay ahead for the Scots if they separated from the United Kingdom. Roger was somewhat hesistant to state his own opinion about the Scottish referendum at the end of our last episode. But Peter won't let him ...
The thistle is a national symbol of Scotland and a thorny path might lay ahead for the Scots if they separated from the United Kingdom. Roger was somewhat hesistant to state his own opinion about the Scottish referendum at the end of our last episode. But Peter won't let him ...
A question that The Clash asked in their famous song, but also a question that the Scots are asking themselves when it comes to Scotland being a part of the United Kingdom. Before the 2014 referendum, Roger and Peter were discussing how the referendum came about in the first place ...
A question that The Clash asked in their famous song, but also a question that the Scots are asking themselves when it comes to Scotland being a part of the United Kingdom. Before the 2014 referendum, Roger and Peter were discussing how the referendum came about in the first place ...
As an extension of our series on affirmative action in the U.S. and the 'women's quota' in Germany (episodes #068 and #069), Peter and his guest Carrie are looking into the linguistic remains of patriarchic structures, and into 'measures' being taken. [RoPeCast Ep 68 - Aaand ... action!](http://ropecast.podspot.de/post/68-aaand-action/) The first ...
As an extension of our series on affirmative action in the U.S. and the 'women's quota' in Germany (episodes #068 and #069), Peter and his guest Carrie are looking into the linguistic remains of patriarchic structures, and into 'measures' being taken. [RoPeCast Ep 68 - Aaand ... action!](http://ropecast.podspot.de/post/68-aaand-action/) The first ...
Ending our series on British boarding life Christoph tells Peter about his own accomodation as an assistant teacher, which came with some luxury but also lacked certain possibilities.
Ending our series on British boarding life Christoph tells Peter about his own accomodation as an assistant teacher, which came with some luxury but also lacked certain possibilities.
Continuing our series on life in an exclusive British boarding school, we are now looking into questions such as "Rent a horse or bring your own?" or "Is my towel warm enough?" Hear about this and other pecularities of schools for rich people in this third episode of the series ...
Continuing our series on life in an exclusive British boarding school, we are now looking into questions such as "Rent a horse or bring your own?" or "Is my towel warm enough?" Hear about this and other pecularities of schools for rich people in this third episode of the series ...
Do you fill in or fill out a form? Do you do things again or over? Are you confused when it comes to adding prepositions to verbs? Well, don't worry - even native speakers argue about this.
Do you fill in or fill out a form? Do you do things again or over? Are you confused when it comes to adding prepositions to verbs? Well, don't worry - even native speakers argue about this.
70\. Prep. talk? Feb. 17, 2016
In this episode Roger and Peter discuss the difficulties of learning and teaching prepositions in English. They talk about the logic and concepts behind this - or the lack thereof. This episode is the last of our legacy episodes. Well, that's not completely correct. Episode #70 may be old but ...
70\. Prep. talk? Feb. 17, 2016
In this episode Roger and Peter discuss the difficulties of learning and teaching prepositions in English. They talk about the logic and concepts behind this - or the lack thereof. This episode is the last of our legacy episodes. Well, that's not completely correct. Episode #70 may be old but ...
69\. Exhausting quota Nov. 14, 2013
In Germany the quota is a much discussed solution to the problem field of women not being properly represented in some parts of the professional world. We’ll discuss why Americans did not opt for this type of solution, how other countries deal with it, and we’ll talk about the general, ...
69\. Exhausting quota Nov. 14, 2013
In Germany the quota is a much discussed solution to the problem field of women not being properly represented in some parts of the professional world. We’ll discuss why Americans did not opt for this type of solution, how other countries deal with it, and we’ll talk about the general, ...
68\. Aaand ... action! Oct. 31, 2013
No, this is not about the movies or Hollywood. Roger has invited a guest from the US for this episode to talk about a question that has been much debated in Germany lately. The two are going to discuss what the United States are doing to ensure women’s rights and ...
68\. Aaand ... action! Oct. 31, 2013
No, this is not about the movies or Hollywood. Roger has invited a guest from the US for this episode to talk about a question that has been much debated in Germany lately. The two are going to discuss what the United States are doing to ensure women’s rights and ...