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How to deal with native students in an EFL classroom #ELTchat on 22/02/2017

    It happens that in countries such as Spain there are expat British/Irish/American students who attend to state schools and they have EFL lessons. Of course it’d be better if during that period they attended some other lesson, but sadly this doesn’t happen too often. So Some teachers make these students help them, as…
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How to deal with reading tasks in an active and entertaining way #ELTChat summary 11/01/17

For the first #ELTChat of 2017, we discussed the topic: “How to deal with reading tasks in an active and entertaining way”.   Some ideas:   fionaljp suggested doing webquests and shared the link to one stop English’s page which has topic-based webquests for teens including Shakespeare, Chinese New Year and La Tomatina.  MConca16 added…
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What is your favorite tool in English teaching or English learning? #ELTchat Summary 16/11/16

#ELTchat is a (more or less) hour-long conversation which takes place on Twitter every Wednesday at 20:00 GMT/UTC.   On Saturdays one of the moderators puts up a blog post where followers can propose topics for the following Wednesday. Once the moderators have reviewed the topics they create an online poll and #ELTchat followers are…
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Conversational skills in English may differ from a student’s L1 #ELTchat Summary 26/10/2016

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How to make teachers more comfortable with teaching pronunciation #ELTchat Summary 12/10/2016

How to make teachers more comfortable with teaching pronunciation #ELTchat Summary 12/10/2016   by Sue Annan @SueAnnan This was the latest #ELTChat summary on a topic which raised lots of interest.   Our moderator, Sue Annan, created a slideshow of the tweets in lieu of a prose summary – this post first appeared on Sue’s…
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How do we help students record new vocabulary? #ELTchat summary 05/10/2016

#ELTchat summary (5 Oct 2016) – How do we help students record new vocabulary? By Maria Conca- @MConca16  Watch movie online The Lego Batman Movie (2017)  Watch movie online The Lego Batman Movie (2017)  Watch movie online The Lego Batman Movie (2017) This week’s #ELTchat discussed various ways to help our learners record new vocabulary in…
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Is deviation from the coursebook a sin? How do we convince our managers that it isn’t? #ELTchat Summary 21/0/2016

    I’m happy and excited to post my first #ELTchat summary. This is the first time I participated in the chat though I’ve been a lurker for a while. The topic was quite relevant to my context and it was interesting to know how other teachers feel about it.     Teaching materials in…
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How do we ensure students have a sense of progress? #ELTchat Summary 6/22/16

Our latest summary has very creatively been recorded as a You Tube talk-through with Davinna Artibey showing the tweets on screen but also adding a lot of additional comments via voice.   I very much enjoyed this summary   Author Davinna Artibey –  @DavinnaArtibey EFL teacher, nomad, minimalist, dancer and health enthusiast.  

App Swap Jam at the VIrtual Round Table 2016

        On #ELTchat we love summaries and lists that we can share – here is one!   This list of great apps for teachers and students was compiled by people who attended the App Swap Jam session at the Virtual Round Table 2016 Conference.       And did they brainstorm!!!!!  …
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Impressions from IATEFL Birmingham – #ELTchat 20/04/2016

  This was our first ##ELTchat after we changed to the new time – 19.00 p.m. BST – and one that had the IATEFL conference as a theme. As we did not have an offer to write a summary we suggested a storify and here it is. @racheldaw18 made this one for us.    …
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