Posts Tagged ‘motivation’

What, deep down, motivates our learners? How can teachers connect with what truly matters to them? #ELTchat Summary 10/12/2014

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:01 No Comments

by Marjorie Rosenberg   This lively chat got off to a roaring start as elt chatters commented on what motivation is and the different types that show up in the classroom. These continued throughout the chat although other topics came up in the meantime. These were that were at the beginning of the chat.   […]

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Freer Practice: Ways of Getting Ss to Use Target Language – an #ELTchat Summary 16/10/2013

Monday, November 4, 2013 12:40 2 Comments

This is the summary of the #eltchat on October 16th, 2013 and was written by Rachel Appleby  –  @rapple18  Full title Freer practice: Ways of really getting sts to use TL (vocab, grammar, phrases) in tasks / exercises, and/as a means of showing visible progress (Sp, Wr) Getting students to talk – really communicate with each […]

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Strategies for a New Course – an #ELTChat Summary 12/09/2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 20:34 No Comments

Strategies for a New Course – an #ELTChat Summary The summary was contributed by David Petrie – @teflgeek on Twitter – on his blog  and is reproduced here with his kind permission  Like the cuckoo heralding spring, the first #ELTChat of the year has arrived.  As many teachers around the world are getting ready for their first lessons with […]

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How can you make teaching useful for reluctant young learners? #ELTChat summary 04/12/2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012 8:18 No Comments

Summary contributed by Tamas Lorincz – @tamaslorincz  on Twitter and is reproduced here from his blog with his kind permission.  What to do with Demotivated Young Learners   I have always wanted to write one of these summaries for the selfish reason that I was certain that this is the best way to have a […]

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Dogme & Formal Assessment – the Odd Couple #ELTchat Summary 09/11/2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 20:30 No Comments

This summary was contributed by Davied Petrie, alias @teflgeek and was first posted on his blog. It is reproduced here with his permission Thanks, David!!!    The original topic was  “Reconciling dogme and an unplugged approach with situations where formal assessment plays a key role in student motivation”, rather long for a blog post title, […]

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How can we make writing more stimulating for our students? Summary of #ELTchat 19/10/2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011 18:09 2 Comments

This summary was contributed by @yitzha_sarwono  On Wednesday evening October 19th 2011, many ELT enthusiasts joined t #eltchat to share ideas, connect and engage in this topic about how to motivate writing activities in class. Our moderators were Marisa Constantinides (@Marisa_C), Barbara Sakamoto (@barbsaka) and Bernadette Wall (@rliberni) . These three lovely ladies led all the […]

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How can we keep our learners engaged in receptive skills lessons? #ELTchat Summary 21/09/11

Saturday, September 24, 2011 19:32 1 Comment

Summary contributed by Antonia Clare – @antoniaclare on Twitter – Many thanks from all #ELTchat followers!   Having established first of all that receptive skills = listening and reading, the first issue debated was whether it is really appropriate to bunch the two skills together (as they actually require different approaches).  However, it was decided […]

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How can we Persuade Students What is Realistic for their Level #ELTchat Summary 31/08/2011

Friday, September 2, 2011 23:10 1 Comment

This is the summary of the #ELTchat on 31st of August 20111 12:00 P.M. BST   Moderators for this chat were @Marisa_C, @barbsaka (who had trouble with Tweetdeck and whose attention/attendance was therefore intermittent), and @esolcourses (guesting – much to the relief of @Marisa_C, in view of @barbsaka’s problems). Introduction   This was widely agreed […]

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ELTchat Review – Measuring oral improvement and dealing with shy students

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 0:48 1 Comment

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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The Shelly Terrell Interview on the first ELTchat

Monday, September 20, 2010 20:04 4 Comments

From the next ELTchat we intend to bring you a summary in the form of a podcast.  There was just a bit too much going on to get it up and running for the first event, but from now on you will be able to listen to the key points being discussed every week just […]

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