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ELTchat Review – Personal Development and Discipline

This week saw two very popular themes being discussed on #ELTchat.  Although discipline tends to be regarded as a topic in the secondary system, issues are not unknown in adult teaching.  Greta Sandler joined us from Argentina to review the session.   Our Blog post of the Week is the intriguingly-titled “bona to vada your…
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ELTchat – 3rd November

What do you want to talk about in the next #ELTchat session?  The top choice will be discussed at 9pm London time and the second choice at 3pm London time.

ELTchat – 27th October

What do you want to talk about this week? The top choice will be discussed at 3pm London time, and the second choice at 9pm London time.

ELTchat Review – Pronunciation and Dogme

It was a great week for #ELTchat with an absolute flood of ideas, thought and view during both of the chat sessions.  We asked Richard, a new participant in ELTchat for his views on the pronunciation session and he obliged with some insightful comments and ideas. Vicky Loras kindly took the time to review the…
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ELTchat Review – Measuring oral improvement and dealing with shy students

This week the chat sessions focused on two tough subjects – the most popular topic in the poll was how to deal with quiet or shy students. This is obviously a critical area in language learning as any reluctance to speak is going to have a major effect on progress.  Cecilia Coelho joined us with…
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ELTchat – 20th October, 2010

It’s time to make a choice for this week’s discussion. The top choice will be discussed at 9pm London time and the 2nd choice will be discussed at 3pm London time. We look forward to seeing you then.

ELTchat Review – Taboo subjects and using L1 in the classroom

Well we had two more great sessions on #ELTchat with masses of information changing hands and people with very differing views discussing the pros and cons of the two topics.   The first session looked at the issue of taboo subjects in the ELT classroom.  Mike Harrison got the ball rolling with some good observations…
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ELTchat – 13th October, 2010

Thanks for the great suggestions for questions this week. The top choice will be discussed at 3pm London time and the 2nd choice will be discussed at 9pm London time. We look forward to seeing you then.

ELTchat Review – Using Coursebooks and Critical Thinking

This week was a cracking #ELTchat, and rather than just review it, we asked some of the contributors to expand on the views they posted during the sessions.  Joe McVeigh gave us a fascinating insight to the thinking of the materials designer and Tara Benwell from @ESLlibrary joined Shelly to expand on her thoughts regarding coursebooks.  Henrick…
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ELTchat – 6th October

So, a new poll has been posted! The most popular topic will be discussed at 9pm London time, and the second choice at 3pm London time. We look forward to meeting you all then.