Season 10 Episode 4: Backpack


In episode four Shaun and Lindsay address most teachers’ daily accessory – the backpack. They share some and I quote Lindsay here “fun facts about backpacks” and discuss what they always carry in theirs. They also discuss why some refer to ELT as a backpack profession.


Scott Thornbury – Point and counterpoint. The unbearable lightness of EFL
Eva Codó (2018) The intersection of global mobility, lifestyle and ELT work: a critical examination of language instructors’ trajectories
ELT WTF Podcast
On backpacker teachers.
Scott Thornbury – F is for Forty years on



Music from
“Bet You Can” by Kevin MacLeod (
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