Native and Non-Native Speaker Teachers an #ELTchat Summary 30/05/2018

This summary is posted rather late, possibly because it was in a new format which we tried to figure what to do with – but eventually we thought about it and decided why not post as is. After all, #ELTchat is responsive to its member requests and comments on what topic of ELT to cover, […]

Teacher Talk #ELTchat Summary 06/06/2018

“Teacher talk” is everything you say when you’re in the classroom.  There is a lot of research into the types and function of teacher talk and we have had two more chats about it – here they are:    Effective ways to minimize Teacher Talk Time and maximize Student Talk Time. Transcript Summary  If teachers talked less wouldn’t […]

Good Language Learners and their Characteristics #ELTchat Summary 23/05/2018

This #ELTchat was created to review the knowledge gained from ‘good learner studies’ in the 80’s. From the word go, all the participants expressed objections as to the use of the term ‘good’ and suggested we use ‘effective’ – for the purposes of this summary, I shall leave the original title in place. This summary […]

#ELTchat Playlist for May & June 2018

                May 30th 2018 Topic     Based on a request by  Csilla Jaray-Benn @CsillaBenn who hopes to also introduce her trainee teachers to Twitter and hash tagged discussions:   Native and Non-Native Speaker Teachers.     Although we have held #ELTchats on some aspects of this topic in the […]

How will #Brexit affect the ELT industry? #ELTchat Summary 29/06/2016

by Marisa Constantinides 2 years ago How will #Brexit affect the ELT industry? #ELTchat on 29/06/2016 MarisaConstantinides@Marisa_C #ELtchat now – How will the Uk’s departure from the EU affect the EFL industry? 2 YEARS AGO Glenys Hanson@GlenysHanson Hi Marisa. I’m not directly concerned but sympathise with those who are. #ELTchat 2 YEARS AGO MarisaConstantinides@Marisa_C @GlenysHanson Hello Glenys – many […]

#ELTchat Playlist for February 2018

  This is Marisa_C, your DJ for the month of February!!!     For the next four weeks  I will be “spinning” the hottest teaching topics for #ELTchat Wednesdays – topics that’ll make you wanna dance (intellectually) and groove (reflectively) with your fellow teachers in the #ELTchat disco.   If you have a special request, just trot off to our  #ELTchat topics submission […]

#ELTchat is 7 years old!

Happy Birthday to all #ELTchatters new and old friends and followers of our weekly chat on twitter.   Here are some comments and wished from facebook posts and updates. I just made a blog post of these to keep them as a great souvenir and to show to new teachers who are reluctant to join, […]

#ELTchat is back – here is the playlist for September 2017

#ELTchat is back!! After a longish summer break, which, as most #ELTchatters know was not really a summer break but a chance to work even harder, as many of us do, here we are again!   Last Wednesday we had an informal get together on Twitter and some really great topics were suggested.   Since […]

Encouraging Self-Directed Learning #ELTchat Summary 22/03/2017

This summary was contributed by Rachel Appleby and was taken from her blog here            Participants:     @fwalkerbcn@fionaljp @rapple18 @EdTechTV@GlenysHanson @Nafooh1988@TESOLacademic@faleh_muhammad @Marisa_C  [@SueAnnan in the background; missed, thanks to technology …  @angelos_bollas ] [Image from www.thegazelle.org/issue/63/opinion/ling-2]      This week’s topic was an area proposed by @ElleninEdmonton and @Nafooh1988       Preamble …   […]