What would you like to talk about on Wednesday January 26?

A PLN for ELT Professionals

What would you like to talk about on Wednesday January 26?

Please post your topics, questions and comments below.

Include topics which

  • have not been covered already in previous #ELTchats
  • are relevant to ELT teachers and teaching foreign languages
  • are not targeted attacks on individuals or institutions
  • are simply and clearly expressed.

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9 Responses

  1. Michael Grinberg says:

    Hi everyone,

    Personally, I’d love to have a chat… let me think…

    – Either about lesson planning (which might be too big a topic)

    …or about

    – Time management for language teachers (how to organize our time between lessons and deal with planning, marking and administrative stuff efficiently)

    What do you think? Anyway, I would be grateful if someone gives a twist to one of these themes to make it sound nicely 😉

    M

  2. Topics I would love to discuss on #ELTchat:

    – How to effectively work on poetry in class

    – The use of humor in class [When haha leads to aha]

    – Parental engagement when they do not speak E

    – Non-native teachers are better that native ones since they directly reflect what their students are trying to achieve.

    Thank you and I hope I helped.

    Regards
    Bruno Andrade

  3. Vladka says:

    Wow, Bruno’s topics are really interesting!
    What about – Ways to develop learners’ autonomy – tips for learning and teaching outside the classroom.

    Have a fabulous day and looking forward to #ELTchat !

    Vladka

  4. Fabulous to have this PLN to support language learning. Great ideas so far. Here are some other considerations (some of which are beyond the classroom):
    – How do we raise the profile and importance of language learning?
    – Effective elearning strategies to support language learners
    – Where to find just-in-time assistance if you are a new language teacher?
    – Motivating the reluctant language learner
    – How do we cater for diverse language skills and needs?

    I found Bruno’s comment interesting “Non-native teachers are better that native ones since they directly reflect what their students are trying to achieve”. This would form the basis for a great debate.

    I look forward to collaborating with others.

    Cheers
    Georgina Pazzi

  5. Fiona M says:

    How about something on students’ self-esteem, self-confidence and sense of identity – parts of the affective filter – and how to use them in our favour, nurture them perhaps? Or how you can ‘humanise’ your classroom and coursebook in a teacher-centred teaching environment (as Barbara mentioned, Japan and area are not really hotbeds of learner-centred teaching. Apologies for the wording!

  6. Leahn says:

    Hi everyone,

    I’ve been thinking about homework and YLs recently so something like :

    Why do we give homework? or Is there any point giving homework?

    and I’ve also been thinking about when to start learning English so what about…

    What’s the optimum age for starting to learn English? Is there any truth to the saying “the younger the better”?

    Thanks,

    Haven’t had time to check if these topics have been talked about before.

    Sorry,

    Leahn

  7. What a great choice of topics! Found it quite hard not to include everything but if we haven’t included your topic, please resubmit next week as we can have up to a choice of 5 or 6.

    Many thanks for your contributions.

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