Category: Summary

A PLN for ELT Professionals

‘Can we teach Business English when we are not business specialists’ – summary of #ELTchat 2016:02:17

written by Glenys Hanson and shared from her blog   This is my first attempt to summarize  an ELTchat and I’m feeling rather nervous about not doing it right.   I’ve looked at previous summaries and noticed that there’s no “model” – people go about it in different ways. This is reassuring. I volunteered to…
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How can we develop metacognitive awareness of reading strategies in our learners? #ELTchat summary 02/03/2016

    Original drawing from http://www.adventuresinliteracyland.com/2014/01/concrete-metacognition.html Metacognitive Reading Strategies – the summary  Summary written by Rachel Appleby alias  @rapple18 on twitter   We had a cosy group of eight or nine participants for this chat – on Metacognitive Reading Strategies. What do you think we discussed? What do you already know about reading strategies, or…
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What motivates teachers? – An #ELTchat summary (21st October, 2015)

This summary was kindly contributed by @MattEllman.   What motivates teachers? A wide-ranging topic, but this ELTchat turned out to be quite fruitful! The answer? collaboration, whether it’s online, in school, or with teachers from the wider education sector.   Initial responses included “The wish to do a better job” (@SueAnnan), “A growth mindset and a…
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Using Chat in the Classroom – An #eltchat summary (November 11th, 2015)

This summary was kindly contributed by @ritaz.     Have you ever used chat in a project with students?   Benefits of CHAT and possible activities: text chat: practice writing and reading skills; voice chat: practice pronunciation and speaking, audio chat: practice listening comprehension Also good for SS who are absent  –  They can even participate…
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Propose a topic for next week’s #ELTchat – 9/12/15 at 21.00GMT

Time to propose a topic for next #ELTchat. Add your suggestion as a comment below this post! Next #ELTchat on Wednesday 9/12/2015 at 21:00 GMT   If you are proposing a topic, please make every effort to join the chat if your topic is chosen. You can find out information about how to follow an…
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Controversial topics in teaching – PARSNIPS in ELT – an #ELTChat summary 02/11/2015

Welcome back! It’s been a while since I did one of those – an #ELTChat summary is always such a great post to write. If you’re an English teacher and still don’t know what these chats are about, joining other ELT pros and fans is easy – every Wednesday evening look out for the hashtagged conversation on…
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The usefulness of standard lesson plan formats as presented on TT courses (Oct 14, 2015)

This summary was written by Noreen Lam (@Noreen_Lam)   After a long (and I mean LONG) hiatus from #eltchat, due to incompatible times and such, I stumbled onto this one last week by coincidence. Many of us go through the route of a CELTA/other TEFL/TESOL certificate in order to become an ESL/EFL/ESOL teacher and learn…
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Metalanguage in the classroom #ELTchat Summary 10/06/2015

  One of the first ELT chat’s of June 2015 was “How much metalanguage (terminology about language) do you use and how much is needed? ” Click here for the transcript of the discussion.   Key factors included: age, level/ability, type of learner, type of metalanguage, and context. Examples of types of practice have also been included towards the end…
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Using Online Resources for Listening and Speaking in the Classroom #ELTchat Summary 23/09/2015

#ELTchat Summary for September 23, 2015 written by  ANNA BARTOSIK View post Nicola Einarson via Compfight   Most of the Twitter chats I participate in are hosted in North America and I have a few I try to catch regularly. #ELTchat is UK-based and it took a long summer hiatus; consequently, I missed the first week.…
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