Motivating Teens to Use English (and not L1) in Class – #ELTchat Transcript 19/01/2011

A PLN for ELT Professionals

Motivating Teens to Use English (and not L1) in Class – #ELTchat Transcript 19/01/2011

Transcript for 2nd #ELTchat on 19/01/2011 at 21:00 GMT

8:57 pm mmgrinberg: RT @sandymillin: Getting ready for #eltchat in 5 minutes: how can we encourage teens to use L2 in the classroom?
8:59 pm ShellTerrell: For the next hr my tweets dedicated to #ELTChat Plz join us to discuss motivating teens to use English vs L1
8:59 pm mmgrinberg: Hello #ELTchat
9:00 pm sandymillin: RT @ShellTerrell: For the next hr my tweets dedicated to #ELTChat Plz join us to discuss motivating teens to use English vs L1
9:00 pm cioccas: For the next hour my tweets dedicated to #ELTChat Please join us to discuss motivating teens to use L2 in class
9:00 pm rliberni: RT @ShellTerrell: #ELTCHat OK I will attempt to help moderate this lovely discussion w/ @Marisa_C& @rliberni while doing a webinar
9:00 pm DinaDobrou: For the next hour my tweets will be dedicated to #ELTchat on how to movitate teens to use English vs L1.
9:00 pm ShellTerrell: Welcome to #Eltchat Topic: How can we motivate teens to use English when communicating with each other in class & not their L1?
9:00 pm sandymillin: #eltchat My technique: bribery 😉 Have an online timer http://bit.ly/giNf6b – set 5 minutes. Every 5m spent w/ 0 L1 = go home 30 secs early
9:00 pm TESOL_Assn: RT @sandymillin: Getting ready for #eltchat in 5 minutes: how can we encourage teens to use L2 in the classroom?
9:00 pm cioccas: I don’t teach many teens and don’t have too much of a problem with this, but will lurk to see if there is something I can share 🙂 #ELTchat
9:01 pm DinaDobrou: RT @ShellTerrell: Welcome to #Eltchat Topic: How can we motivate teens to use English when communicating with each other in class & not their L1?
9:01 pm lolonagi: my tweets will be for #eltchat for the next hour
9:01 pm bcnpaul1: @esolcourses you’ve distracted me now from ##eltchat with that istek tweet
9:01 pm rliberni: For the next hour my tweets are dedicated to #eltchat
9:02 pm TEFL: Does your school have an English only policy? #ELTChat
9:02 pm sandymillin: RT @TEFL: Does your school have an English only policy? #ELTChat < yes
9:02 pm Fuertesun: Evening #eltchat
9:02 pm DinaDobrou: @sandymillin Like bribery but parents (at least at my school would not like the idea) #ELTchat
9:03 pm ShellTerrell: #ELTChat What topics in your teen classes have generated the most discussion?
9:03 pm rliberni: RT @TEFL: Does your school have an English only policy? #ELTChatDoes your school have an English only policy? #ELTChat #eltchat
9:03 pm esolcourses: RT @ShellTerrell: Welcome to #Eltchat Topic: How can we motivate teens to use English when communicating in class & not their L1?
9:03 pm mmgrinberg: RT @sandymillin: #eltchat My technique: bribery 😉 Have an online timer http://bit.ly/giNf6b – set 5 minutes. Every 5m spent w/ 0 L1 = go home 30 secs early
9:03 pm rliberni: Do english only policies take the problem away #eltchat
9:03 pm bcnpaul1: teacher here doing MA looking at L1 for thesis. showed me research that suggests L1 use can often produce better written english #eltchat
9:03 pm sandymillin: @DinaDobrou #eltchat Know some ppl don’t like idea, but they speak 70/90 mins Eng, rather than the 10 they did b4 = more effective?
9:03 pm rliberni: RT @ShellTerrell: #ELTChat What topics in your teen classes have generated the most discussion? #eltchat
9:04 pm ShellTerrell: #ELTChat I found that getting teens to debate topics they were interested in worked really well
9:04 pm mmgrinberg: @TEFL: Does your school have an English only policy? #ELTChat < yes
9:04 pm DinaDobrou: RT @TEFL: Does your school have an English only policy? #ELTChat Yes, but not always adhered to
9:04 pm cioccas: @TEFL: Does your school have an English only policy? #ELTChat < No, but in an ESL setting, there usually isn’t an option but to speak Eng
9:04 pm eannegrenoble: RT @esolcourses: RT @ShellTerrell: #Eltchat Topic: How can we motivate teens to use English when communicating in class & not their L1? Hi
9:04 pm bcnpaul1: IMO too much attention on not using L1 is a big reason for not spending time using english (does tha make any sense?) #eltchat
9:04 pm Fuertesun: RT @ShellTerrell: #ELTChat I found that getting teens to debate topics they were interested in worked really well
9:04 pm marekandrews: @ShellTerrell #eltchat what methods of cheating do you use, when and why?
9:04 pm Marisa_C: @ShellTerrell Go do your webinar properly we’ll be all right here – we have friends who are keen to help ;-0 #ELTCHat
9:04 pm bcnpaul1: You need to spend time giving them tools for communication in English #eltchat
9:05 pm ShellTerrell: #ELTChat This is where global collaboration projects with teens who speak another language helps motivates them to use English they learned
9:05 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat What about lower levels? It’s extremely difficult to ‘discuss’ something
9:05 pm Marisa_C: RT @bcnpaul1: You need to spend time giving them tools for communication in English #eltchat
9:05 pm Fuertesun: RT @ShellTerrell: #ELTChat This is where global collaboration projects with teens who speak another language helps motivates them to use English they learned
9:05 pm rliberni: I think the main thing with teens is to catch their attention and mave them feel involved – project tasks for example #eltchat
9:05 pm sandymillin: #eltchat @ShellTerrell What ‘group’ do you belong to? Or do you? e.g. chavs, emos, goths….
9:05 pm sandymillin: RT @rliberni: I think the main thing with teens is to catch their attention and mave them feel involved – project tasks for example #eltchat
9:05 pm cioccas: RT @bcnpaul1: … research that suggests L1 use can often produce better written english #eltchat<interesting!
9:05 pm rliberni: RT @Marisa_C: RT @bcnpaul1: You need to spend time giving them tools for communication in English #eltchat
9:06 pm mmgrinberg: @ShellTerrell #Eltchat What tools do you use for global collaboration w teens?
9:06 pm bcnpaul1: just started blogging w/my students which so far seems motivating in terms of getting them using english – real world purpose #eltchat
9:06 pm cioccas: RT @mmgrinberg: #Eltchat What about lower levels? It’s extremely difficult to ‘discuss’ something
9:06 pm rliberni: RT @sandymillin: #eltchat @ShellTerrell What ‘group’ do you belong to? Or do you? e.g. chavs, emos, goths
9:06 pm sandymillin: RT @bcnpaul1: just started blogging w/my students which so far seems motivating in terms of getting them using english – real world purpose #eltchat
9:06 pm rliberni: something weird happening with tweetgrid tonight! #eltchat
9:06 pm DinaDobrou: RT @rliberni: Do english only policies take the problem away #eltchat Sometimes they stress sts more and might go completely silent #ELTchat
9:07 pm Marisa_C: @bcnpaul1 Blogging tho is L2 outside the class often – what strategies have you found useful in class? #eltchat
9:07 pm DinaDobrou: RT @bcnpaul1: You need to spend time giving them tools for communication in English #eltchat<True
9:07 pm TEFL: “it is only when you use language to say things which are true about you do you start to ?own? the new language” J. Harmer #ELTChat
9:07 pm sandymillin: RT @rliberni: Do english only policies take the problem away #eltchat < can promote lots of whispering, then “but I’m speaking English”
9:07 pm rliberni: Which tech tools angage them the most and give the least chance to use L1? #eltchat
9:07 pm sandymillin: RT @TEFL: “it is only when you use language to say things which are true about you do you start to ?own? the new language” J. Harmer #ELTChat
9:07 pm bcnpaul1: On IWB s’times we use clock- 5 minutes only english and then 5 mins any language – it works & they use eng. when they don’t need to #eltchat
9:08 pm Marisa_C: My own experience of classes where I have seen a lot of L2 use by Ss always points to very clear setting up & language Ss need #ELTchat
9:08 pm TEFL: RT @DinaDobrou: RT @rliberni: Do english only policies take the problem away #eltchat Sometimes they stress sts more and might go completely silent #ELTchat
9:08 pm bcnpaul1: toondoo worked really well, xtranormal as well – anything where they are creators of content really #eltchat
9:08 pm rliberni: RT @bcnpaul1: toondoo worked really well, xtranormal as well – anything where they are creators of content really #eltchat
9:08 pm rliberni: RT @annmic: RT @ShellTerrell: #ELTChat What topics in your classes have generated the most discussion? Ict In class is a good one http://ow.ly/1rZVqI
9:09 pm rliberni: RT @bcnpaul1: On IWB s’times we use clock- 5 minutes only english and then 5 mins any language – it works & they use eng. when they don’t need to #eltchat
9:09 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat Single out some students and make them use L1 only for a short while. Their partners must use L2. Then swap. It _sometimes_ works
9:09 pm TEFL: @bcnpaul1 Very interesting! #ELTChat
9:09 pm sandymillin: #eltchat Wrote some ‘classroom’ phrases on board in CZech and asked them to translate (int level SS) – didn’t know “How do you say…?” etc
9:09 pm DinaDobrou: RT @Marisa_C: My own experience of classes where I have seen a lot of L2 use by Ss always points to very clear setting up & language Ss need #ELTchat
9:09 pm bcnpaul1: RT @Marisa_C: own experience of classes where I have seen a lot of L2 use by Ss points to v. clear setting up & language Ss need #ELTchat
9:09 pm Marisa_C: @mmgrinberg I like this notion – perhaps we could develop it a little? #Eltchat
9:10 pm ShellTerrell: #ELTChat Teens love doing multimedia projects in groups such as making a film/ advertisement in English
9:10 pm Fuertesun: @sandymillin yeah we teach a lot set phrases in primary nd insist on their use How do you say… in Eng? etc #eltchat
9:10 pm Marisa_C: E.g. each student is a different nationality and they have their own interpreter? 😀 #ELTchat – not for the whole lesson of course…
9:10 pm sandymillin: @lolonagi #eltchat You could offer them chance to do a googlefight, but first they have to argue about which person / thing would win
9:11 pm bcnpaul1: RT @ShellTerrell: #ELTChat Teens love doing multimedia projects in groups such as making a film/ advertisement in English >yes!
9:11 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat 3 ss out of 9 made their xtranormal videos. During the break they were chatting in L1 that it’s ‘stupid’
9:11 pm ShellTerrell: RT @sandymillin: @lolonagi #eltchat You could offer them chance to do a googlefight, but first they have to argue about which person / thing would win
9:11 pm marekandrews: @rliberni #eltchat sometimes good to get ss to use LI to discuss sth they are really into+then get diff ss to summarise it in English,
9:11 pm europeaantje: #eltchat some of my strategies to make teens use Eng: 1. choose a topic of their interest and/or let spontaneous discussions happen
9:11 pm ShellTerrell: RT @mmgrinberg: #Eltchat 3 ss out of 9 made their xtranormal videos. During the break they were chatting in L1 that it’s ‘stupid’
9:11 pm ShellTerrell: RT @europeaantje: #eltchat some of my strategies to make teens use Eng: 1. choose a topic of their interest and/or let spontaneous discussions happen
9:11 pm ShellTerrell: RT @marekandrews: @rliberni #eltchat sometimes good to get ss to use LI to discuss sth they are really into+then get diff ss to summarise it in English,
9:11 pm sandymillin: RT @europeaantje: #eltchat some of my strategies to make teens use Eng: 1. choose a topic of their interest and/or let spontaneous discussions happen
9:11 pm Marisa_C: RT @marekandrews:#eltchat sometimes good to get ss to use LI to discuss sth they are really into+then get diff ss to summarise in English,
9:12 pm lolonagi: @sandymillin great #eltchat
9:12 pm DinaDobrou: @europeaantje But what if you want to make them use specific vocab? #ELTchat
9:12 pm europeaantje: #eltchat some of my strategies to make teens use Eng: 2. give sufficient preparation time; model; do a “test run” & repeat same topic
9:12 pm cioccas: Going to Shelly’s webinar, bye! #ELTchat
9:12 pm Fuertesun: RT @europeaantje: #eltchat some of my strategies to make teens use Eng: 2. give sufficient preparation time; model; do a “test run” & repeat same topic
9:12 pm rliberni: RT @DinaDobrou: @europeaantje But what if you want to make them use specific vocab? #ELTchat#eltchat
9:12 pm DinaDobrou: RT @europeaantje: #eltchat some of my strategies to make teens use Eng: 2. give sufficient preparation time; model; do a “test run” & repeat same topic
9:12 pm bcnpaul1: I let them use L1 at start of class when they’re chatting a bit but then they have to feedback in english – I like that #eltchat
9:12 pm Marisa_C: I think we can agree that all sorts of motivating activities may motivate Ss to talk – is this chat about activities or strategies? #ELTchat
9:12 pm rliberni: RT @cioccas: Going to Shelly’s webinar, bye! #ELTchat me too trying to do both!! #eltchat
9:13 pm sandymillin: RT @Marisa_C: I think we can agree that all sorts of motivating activities may motivate Ss to talk – is this chat about activities or strategies? #ELTchat
9:13 pm esolcourses: RT @europeaantje: #eltchat some of my strategies to make teens use Eng: 1. choose a topic of their interest and/or let spontaneous discussions happen
9:13 pm esolcourses: RT @marekandrews: @rliberni #eltchat sometimes good to get ss to use LI to discuss sth they are really into+then get diff ss to summarise it in English,
9:13 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat What if they admit their parents made them enrol and they don’t really care themselves?
9:13 pm europeaantje: #eltchat some of my strategies to make teens use Eng.: 3. setting sts up in “triads”, 1 spokesman/woman per trio; other 2 sts only help # 1
9:13 pm marekandrews: @europeaantje #eltchat and then b4 discussion get them to list the kind of words they think will be useful in the discussion they decide on
9:14 pm lolonagi: @Marisa_C no am still here #eltchat, should we go?
9:14 pm DinaDobrou: Teens like being treated like adults. Making them aware of why they are learning a language usually helps. #ELTchat
9:14 pm Marisa_C: RT @marekandrews: #eltchat b4 discussion get them to list the kind of words they think will be useful in the discussion they decide on
9:14 pm DinaDobrou: RT @Marisa_C: RT @marekandrews: #eltchat b4 discussion get them to list the kind of words they think will be useful in the discussion they decide on
9:14 pm bcnpaul1: let’s all go to @shellterrell ‘s webinar & sabotage it with #eltchat topics 🙂
9:14 pm sandymillin: RT @bcnpaul1: let’s all go to @shellterrell ‘s webinar & sabotage it with #eltchat topics 🙂
9:15 pm mmgrinberg: @europeaantje #Eltchat Yeah, threesomes are better than pairs!
9:15 pm rliberni: @esolcourses I really agree with this Sue I think you have to have them engaged & interested #eltchat
9:15 pm europeaantje: @DinaDobrou @rliberni not too fussed w sdpecific vocab in freer discussion; more controlled practice/games to review vocab #eltchat
9:15 pm sandymillin: RT @marekandrews: @Marisa_C before strategies we need to create an atmosphere btw ss where they are happy to talk together #eltchat
9:16 pm SueannaN: RT @lolonagi: my tweets will be for #eltchat for the next hour
9:16 pm Fuertesun: RT @marekandrews: @Marisa_C before strategies we need to create an atmosphere btw ss where they re happy to talk tgether nd listn 2 #eltchat
9:16 pm Marisa_C: Can I suggest again (like a broken record) the excellent Classroom Dynamics book by Jill Hadfield? #ELTchat – great for start of year activs
9:16 pm bcnpaul1: @SueAnnan Hi. Hope you’re well #eltchat
9:17 pm marekandrews: @sandymillin #eltchat and then working on a topic why it might be useful to try to use English in class
9:17 pm DinaDobrou: RT @Marisa_C: Can I suggest again (like a broken record) the excellent Classroom Dynamics book by Jill Hadfield? #ELTchat – great for start of year activs
9:17 pm sandymillin: RT @Marisa_C: Can I suggest again (like a broken record) the excellent Classroom Dynamics book by Jill Hadfield? #ELTchat – great for start of year activs
9:17 pm rliberni: Also teenagers do have strong views and ideas and if you meet them on an equal footing they respond (in my exp) #eltchat
9:17 pm cioccas: RT @rliberni: Shelly’s webinar and #ELTchat trying to do both!! <me too now 🙂
9:17 pm marekandrews: RT @Marisa_C: Can I suggest again (like a broken record) the excellent Classroom Dynamics book by Jill Hadfield? #ELTchat – great for start of year activs
9:17 pm SueannaN: RT @bcnpaul1: IMO too much attention on not using L1 is a big reason for not spending time using english (does tha make any sense?) #eltchat
9:17 pm europeaantje: @DinaDobrou @rliberni poss for specific vocab: make them use some vocab in their discussion; other sts need to guess which word(s) #eltchat
9:18 pm Marisa_C: Part of start of year activities could be ‘contracts’ or rules about use of L1 & L2 generated by the Ss themselves #ELTchat
9:18 pm bcnpaul1: in monolingual classes it’s very difficult to expect L2 thewhole time. IMO if clear boundaries are made I think L1 isn’t a problem #eltchat
9:18 pm sandymillin: #eltchat poss for specific vocab: bingo – they choose 5 words and they have to listen to the others speaking / use them themselves
9:18 pm rliberni: @cioccas it seems to have slowed #eltchat down maybe evryone is there!
9:18 pm europeaantje: RT @bcnpaul1: in monolingual classes it’s very difficult to expect L2 thewhole time. IMO if clear boundaries are made I think L1 isn’t a problem #eltchat
9:18 pm Fuertesun: RT @bcnpaul1: in monolingual classes it’s very difficult to expect L2 thewhole time. IMO if clear boundaries are made I think L1 isn’t a problem #eltchat
9:18 pm mmgrinberg: RT @rliberni: Also teenagers do have strong views and ideas and if you meet them on an equal footing they respond (in my exp) #eltchat
9:18 pm lolonagi: @Marisa_C totally agree because we lapse to our mother tongues #eltchat
9:18 pm sandymillin: RT @Marisa_C: Part of start of year activities could be ‘contracts’ or rules about use of L1 & L2 #ELTchat <can be hard 2 stick 2!
9:19 pm bcnpaul1: what i mean is , let there be some L1 sometimes and not get too stressed out about it. #eltchat
9:19 pm Marisa_C: @sandymillin You need constant mainenance work – start of year is not enough #ELTchat
9:19 pm rliberni: @Marisa_C I like the idea of contracts Marisa it gives ownership to them they agree to it so they have responsibilty #eltchat
9:19 pm SueannaN: RT @Marisa_C: Part of start of year activities could be ‘contracts’ or rules about use of L1 & L2 #ELTchat Yes this works
9:19 pm marekandrews: @rliberni #eltchat yes and if you really listen to and affirm what they say with gd eye contact and encouragement
9:19 pm DaveDodgson: Can’t stick around for #ELTchat tonight but one suggestion from a colleague of mine that really works…
9:19 pm europeaantje: RT @sandymillin: #eltchat poss for specific vocab: bingo | good for pretty controlled prax. , yes
9:19 pm mmgrinberg: @bcnpaul1 #Eltchat What do you mean by boundaries?
9:19 pm Fuertesun: @bcnpaul1 def Paul #eltchat
9:19 pm shaznosel: RT @Marisa_C: Can I suggest again (like a broken record) the excellent Classroom Dynamics book by Jill Hadfield? #ELTchat – great for start of year activs
9:19 pm rliberni: RT @bcnpaul1: what i mean is , let there be some L1 sometimes and not get too stressed out about it. #eltchat
9:19 pm esolcourses: @rliberni another thing I find works with teens is teaching them English in conjunction with how to do cool things (mashups, etc) #ELTChat
9:19 pm sandymillin: @Marisa_C #eltchat Depends on class though – sometimes it feels like a bit of a fight! (L2 plus other rules!)
9:19 pm sandymillin: RT @bcnpaul1: what i mean is , let there be some L1 sometimes and not get too stressed out about it. #eltchat
9:20 pm Fuertesun: RT @sandymillin: @Marisa_C #eltchat Depends on class though – sometimes it feels like a bit of a fight! (L2 plus other rules!)
9:20 pm ShellTerrell: #ELTChat Walking around during pair or group work helps but there’s an art to knowing how to not stop all discussion completely
9:20 pm sandymillin: RT @esolcourses: @rliberni another thing I find works with teens is teaching them English in conjunction with how to do cool things (mashups, etc) #ELTChat
9:20 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat We signed a contract in the middle of the year and it worked. Still didn’t solve the key problem of motivation
9:20 pm Marisa_C: @sandymillin Well that’s why we’re here, cos we aim to win EVERY fight! 😀 #eltchat
9:20 pm rliberni: @esolcourses great ideas ! Yeah keep it within their interests & they forget that they’re not using their own language! #eltchat
9:20 pm SueannaN: RT @Marisa_C: @sandymillin Well that’s why we’re here, cos we aim to win EVERY fight! 😀 #eltchat
9:20 pm sandymillin: RT @Marisa_C: @sandymillin Well that’s why we’re here, cos we aim to win EVERY fight! 😀 #eltchat <agreed 😉
9:20 pm esolcourses: RT @rliberni: @Marisa_C I like the idea of contracts Marisa it gives ownership to them they agree to it so they have responsibilty #eltchat
9:21 pm bcnpaul1: say “this is english-only activity” and making sure sts are aware of that by giving ’em time b4 to prepare & afterwards to reflect #eltchat
9:21 pm rliberni: RT @sandymillin: RT @Marisa_C: @sandymillin Well that’s why we’re here, cos we aim to win EVERY fight! 😀 #eltchat <agreed 😉
9:21 pm DaveDodgson: Hand each student 10 ‘L1 vouchers’ with their names printed on at the start of term. Speak L1 to teacher = hand over a voucher 😉 #ELTchat
9:21 pm DinaDobrou: @europeaantje Like that #ELTchat
9:21 pm sandymillin: RT @DaveDodgson: Hand each student 10 ‘L1 vouchers’ with their names printed on at the start of term. Speak L1 to teacher = hand over a voucher 😉 #ELTchat
9:21 pm Fuertesun: RT @DaveDodgson: Hand each student 10 ‘L1 vouchers’ with their names printed on at the start of term. Speak L1 to teacher = hand over a voucher 😉 #ELTchat
9:21 pm vickysaumell: Can´t stay for today´s #ELTchat but will catch up later!
9:21 pm marekandrews: @bcnpaul1 #eltchat and then help ss to say what they had been saying before in L1 in English
9:21 pm lolonagi: so successful strategies #eltchat?
9:21 pm DaveDodgson: And no vouchers = No L1! #ELTchat
9:21 pm sandymillin: RT @marekandrews: @bcnpaul1 #eltchat and then help ss to say what they had been saying before in L1 in English <and for non-L1 speakers?
9:21 pm bcnpaul1: @mmgrinberg that last tweet was a reply to yr question but ran out of space to put yr name – sorry #eltchat
9:21 pm Marisa_C: RT @DaveDodgson: Hand each student 10 ‘L1 vouchers’ withnames printed on at the start of term. Speak L1 to T llose a voucher 😉 #ELTchat
9:22 pm SueannaN: @DaveDodgson interesting idea#ELTchat #ELTchat
9:22 pm rliberni: @bcnpaul1 yes, setting ground rules and having them agree to them – setting the expectations #eltchat
9:22 pm bcnpaul1: big thing is sts have thinking time to prep what they want to say in L2. 5 mins on their own to think & ask for help / vocab etc. #eltchat
9:23 pm Fuertesun: I have a stuffed toy speak L1 you get the toy. Person holding toy at end of class has to help tidy up #eltchat
9:23 pm Marisa_C: RT @SueAnnan: @DaveDodgson interesting idea #ELTchat > agree – idea of L1 allowance every week ! 😀
9:23 pm DaveDodgson: Apologies but that’s all I’ve got time for. I’ll catch up with the #ELTchat transcript tomorrow 🙂
9:23 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat Maybe tape an adult class using L2 only and then show in class as an example (asking about different things but not L1/L2 use)?
9:23 pm rliberni: @vickysaumell Hi Vicky sorry u can’t join us:0( #eltchat
9:23 pm lolonagi: @Fuertesun really great #eltchat
9:23 pm mmgrinberg: RT @Marisa_C: RT @DaveDodgson: Hand each student 10 ‘L1 vouchers’ withnames printed on at the start of term. Speak L1 to T llose a voucher 😉 #ELTchat
9:24 pm sandymillin: #eltchat Seems like lots of ideas for speaking activities but what about for general classroom use, grammar exercises, reading etc?
9:24 pm Marisa_C: I once observed a class where you got to hold the walnut if you used L1 – last st to use L1 big bad walnut next to name on wall!!! #ELTchat
9:24 pm mmgrinberg: @bcnpaul1 #Eltchat Thanks a lot I got it
9:24 pm DinaDobrou: RT @Marisa_C: RT @DaveDodgson: Hand each student 10 ‘L1 vouchers’ withnames printed on at the start of term. Speak L1 to T llose a voucher 😉 #ELTchat
9:24 pm Fuertesun: @lolonagi can get a bit mad! #eltchat
9:24 pm bcnpaul1: @mmgrinberg cool – do you agree? #eltchat
9:24 pm Marisa_C: There were tears at the end of that lesson #ELTchat
9:24 pm rliberni: Seems like it’s all about negotiating the deal and giving the responsibilty to them to follow thru #eltchat
9:24 pm mmgrinberg: RT @Marisa_C: I once observed a class where you got to hold the walnut if you used L1 – last st to use L1 big bad walnut next to name on wall!!! #ELTchat
9:24 pm SueannaN: RT @rliberni: Seems like it’s all about negotiating the deal and giving the responsibilty to them to follow thru #eltchat> I agree
9:25 pm sandymillin: RT @Marisa_C: There were tears at the end of that lesson #ELTchat <positive or negative tears?
9:25 pm bcnpaul1: @marekandrews absolutely. follow-up and support to build up confidence and language store #eltchat
9:25 pm marekandrews: @mmgrinberg #eltchat and get them to use their phones to record a bit of group or pair work+then make a transcript+work on it
9:25 pm Marisa_C: @sandymillin negative – last child to use L1 got punished #ELTchat
9:25 pm rliberni: RT @bcnpaul1: @marekandrews absolutely. follow-up and support to build up confidence and language store #eltchat
9:25 pm esolcourses: RT @SueannaN: RT @rliberni: Seems like it’s all about negotiating the deal and giving the responsibilty to them to follow thru #eltchat> I agree
9:25 pm sandymillin: RT @rliberni: RT @bcnpaul1: @marekandrews absolutely. follow-up and support to build up confidence and language store #eltchat
9:26 pm Fuertesun: basket of sweets everytime L1 used take out sweet less sweets at end of class! #eltchat
9:26 pm Marisa_C: @shaznosel I don’t actually encourage fines – they may have reverse effect #ELTchat
9:26 pm europeaantje: @sandymillin we make the typical classroom language poster @ beginning of year, including st produced ideas (can we go home?…) #eltchat
9:26 pm bcnpaul1: RT @rliberni: Seems like it’s all about negotiating the deal and giving the responsibilty to them to follow thru #eltchat> I agree
9:26 pm SueannaN: WE threaten to put L1 speakers in with the adults – works every time #ELTchat
9:26 pm sandymillin: RT @SueannaN: WE threaten to put L1 speakers in with the adults – works every time #ELTchat
9:26 pm rliberni: RT @Marisa_C: @shaznosel I don’t actually encourage fines – they may have reverse effect #ELTchat#eltchat
9:26 pm lolonagi: @Fuertesun a bit….!#eltchat
9:27 pm rliberni: RT @SueannaN: WE threaten to put L1 speakers in with the adults – works every time #ELTchat#eltchat
9:27 pm bcnpaul1: RT @SueAnnan: WE threaten to put L1 speakers in with the adults – works every time #ELTchat>that’s evil! 🙂
9:27 pm Marisa_C: RT @rliberni: @esolcourses Keep it within their interests & they forget that they’re not using their own language! #eltchat
9:27 pm SueannaN: @bcnpaul1 Yes but we never have to follow through on the threat #ELTchat
9:27 pm mmgrinberg: RT @marekandrews: @mmgrinberg #eltchat and get them to use their phones to record a bit of group or pair work+then make a transcript+work on it
9:27 pm sandymillin: Keep it within their interests & they forget they’re not using their own language! #eltchat <is that level specific? When’s it possible?
9:27 pm bcnpaul1: @SueAnnan but would you? That’s the question 🙂 #eltchat
9:27 pm rliberni: @SueannaN do have the same punishment for the adults? – bet that works!! Lol 🙂 #eltchat
9:27 pm cioccas: RT @SueAnnan: WE threaten to put L1 speakers in with the adults #ELTchat <Our younger students ARE in with adults, but adults can be as bad
9:28 pm DinaDobrou: @SueAnnan But is threat or punishment (the nut case @Marisa_C talked abt) a way to truly “motivate” them or prevent them from sth?#ELTchat
9:28 pm mmgrinberg: @bncpaul1 #Eltchat English-only activities kinda work, but you haven’t seen my monsters ((
9:28 pm Marisa_C: @DinaDobrou No, threats not really the way to go – #ELTchat
9:29 pm cioccas: At least in ESL setting we point out to Ss that English is our lingua franca – no need for threats/punishment #ELTchat
9:29 pm Marisa_C: One of the most motivating Ts for using L2 I have seen – an Italian T – has created Italy in her classroom #ELTchat – objects, music, etc
9:29 pm lolonagi: ah I forgot to tell u something, I sometimes ask my students to stand up for a minute #eltchat
9:29 pm rliberni: RT @mmgrinberg: @bncpaul1 #Eltchat English-only activities kinda work, but you haven’t seen my monsters (( #eltchat
9:30 pm bcnpaul1: sometimes w/activities they are motivated about (heated discussions) they can’t help using L1- is good to record them & listen back #eltchat
9:30 pm marekandrews: we need to teach teenagers how to work in groups though+talk about why speaking English might be a good thing #eltchat
9:30 pm DinaDobrou: @Marisa_C Exactly. I prefer the idea mentioned of sts contributing to their motivation by setting rules themselves. #ELTchat
9:30 pm bcnpaul1: RT @DinaDobrou: @Marisa_C Exactly. I prefer the idea mentioned of sts contributing to their motivation by setting rules themselves. #ELTchat
9:30 pm Marisa_C: Notion she has sold her Ss is “You step into my classroom, it’s another country! #eltchat
9:31 pm rliberni: RT @Marisa_C: Notion she has sold her Ss is “You step into my classroom, it’s another country! #eltchat
9:31 pm sandymillin: RT @Marisa_C: Notion she has sold her Ss is “You step into my classroom, it’s another country! #eltchat
9:31 pm Fuertesun: RT @rliberni: RT @Marisa_C: Notion she has sold her Ss is “You step into my classroom, it’s another country! #eltchat
9:31 pm sandymillin: @Marisa_C #eltchat Love that idea, but share 8 classrooms with 29 other teachers. Need to get them on board!
9:31 pm DinaDobrou: RT @Marisa_C: Notion she has sold her Ss is “You step into my classroom, it’s another country! #eltchat <As a st I wld consider it adventure
9:32 pm Marisa_C: @sandymillin I said we’ll fight all the good fights! 😀 #eltchat
9:32 pm marekandrews: @DinaDobrou @Marisa_C Yes the more involvement and responsibility in all areas, the more they are likely to co-operate #eltchat
9:32 pm Fuertesun: RT @marekandrews: @DinaDobrou @Marisa_C Yes the more involvement and responsibility in all areas, the more they are likely to co-operate #eltchat
9:32 pm BethCagnol: RT @Marisa_C: Notion she has sold her Ss is “You step into my classroom, it’s another country! #eltchat
9:32 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat We’ve now covered a range of brilliant activities, but what about motivation? Is there a way to make them deliberately use L2? 😛
9:33 pm rliberni: Do you think a key factor is the relationship you build with the group as to wether thay’ll co-operate or not #eltchat
9:33 pm Marisa_C: One of my trainees negotiated this with her Ss and kids came up with a wonderful idea – to pretend they were from dif countries #ELTchat
9:33 pm SueannaN: Could you introduce an element of competition?#ELTchat
9:33 pm sandymillin: #eltchat Do you find there’s a difference in willingness at different levels? At different ages? At different times of day / week?
9:33 pm Tekkietalk: RT @ShellTerrell: #ELTChat This is where global collaboration projects with teens who speak another language helps motivates them to use English they learned
9:33 pm sandymillin: RT @rliberni: Do you think a key factor is the relationship you build with the group as to wether thay’ll co-operate or not #eltchat <yes
9:33 pm lolonagi: @SueAnnan hummm what do u mean #eltchat
9:33 pm Fuertesun: RT @rliberni: Do you think a key factor is the relationship you build with the group as to wether thay’ll co-operate or not #eltchat YES
9:33 pm Marisa_C: The point I am trying to make is that the Students came up with the solution themselves when they saw T being sympathetic #eLTchat
9:34 pm ShellTerrell: RT @Marisa_C: The point I am trying to make is that the Students came up with the solution themselves when they saw T being sympathetic #eLTchat
9:34 pm ShellTerrell: RT @Fuertesun: RT @rliberni: Do you think a key factor is the relationship you build with the group as to wether thay’ll co-operate or not #eltchat YES
9:34 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat Some of my teens are reluctant to talk about themselves –> Give them an option to be themselves or to assume a diff identity.
9:34 pm europeaantje: RT @SueAnnan: Could you introduce an element of competition?#ELTchat | saw a guy at tesolspain w a table as in football league once
9:34 pm Carter_Learning: RT @Lauren_Learning: What are you doing to get your kids Common Core-ready? http://t.co/oKX3q7r#edchat #eltchat
9:34 pm sandymillin: #eltchat Our SS have 2 90-min lessons per week, much more motivated (in everything, not only L2 speaking!) in first lesson
9:34 pm bcnpaul1: RT @rliberni: Do you think a key factor is the relationship you build with the group as to wether thay’ll co-operate or not #eltchat YES
9:34 pm ErenNesrin: @ErenNesrin rewards can increase Ss’ motivation. Ss tried hard to get the most green cards; therefore participation increased #ELTchat
9:34 pm SueannaN: @lolonagi See who can go the longest without using L1 #eltchat
9:34 pm rliberni: RT @Marisa_C: The point I am trying to make is that the Students came up with the solution themselves when they saw T being sympathetic #eLTchat
9:34 pm Fuertesun: RT @sandymillin: #eltchat Do you find difference in willingness at different levels? At different ages? At different times of day week?- YES
9:34 pm shaznosel: RT @Marisa_C: One of my trainees negotiated this with her Ss and kids came up with a wonderful idea – to pretend they were from dif countries #ELTchat
9:35 pm ShellTerrell: #Eltchat @shaznosel I’m okay with the gossip if its in English LOL
9:35 pm bcnpaul1: RT @SueAnnan: @lolonagi See who can go the longest without using L1 #eltchat > Like it, almost like how long can you hold yr breath for 🙂
9:35 pm esolcourses: @rliberni Do you think a key factor is the relationship you build with the group as to whether they’ll co-operate or not #eltchat ] yes, IMO
9:35 pm ShellTerrell: @bcnpaul1 Very funny #eltchat
9:35 pm ShellTerrell: RT @esolcourses: @rliberni Do you think a key factor is the relationship you build with the group as to whether they’ll co-operate or not #eltchat ] yes, IMO
9:35 pm SueannaN: RT @ShellTerrell: @bcnpaul1 Very funny #eltchat
9:35 pm vbenevolofranca: @rliberni Been reading all tweets so far – think its based on relationship. Groups will differ in way they interact with you. #eltchat
9:35 pm rliberni: RT @ShellTerrell: #Eltchat @shaznosel I’m okay with the gossip if its in English LOL #eltchat
9:35 pm marekandrews: @rliberni +also the extent to which you try to encourage them to be good learning partners for everybody else in the room #eltchat
9:35 pm ShellTerrell: @sandymillin Great discussion question for them #ELTChat
9:35 pm mmgrinberg: RT @SueannaN: @lolonagi See who can go the longest without using L1 #eltchat
9:35 pm bcnpaul1: @ShellTerrell 🙂 get on with your webinar young lady #eltchat
9:36 pm lolonagi: @bcnpaul1 great idea #eltchat
9:36 pm rliberni: @ShellTerrell I agree, when stuff happens I say I don’t mind so long as it’s in English!! #eltchat
9:36 pm DinaDobrou: RT @rliberni: Do you think key factor is relationship u build with group as to wether thay’ll co-operate or nt #eltchat<Sure #ELTchat
9:36 pm ShellTerrell: Definitely would generate discussion! RT @marekandrews: #eltchat what methods of cheating do you use, when and why?
9:36 pm rliberni: RT @mmgrinberg: RT @SueannaN: @lolonagi See who can go the longest without using L1 #eltchat
9:36 pm pangel80: RT @rliberni: Do you think a key factor is the relationship you build with the group as to wether thay’ll co-operate or not #eltchat
9:36 pm DinaDobrou: @rliberni I jokingly tell them: If you can’t say sth in English, don’t say it at all. 😛 #ELTchat
9:36 pm bcnpaul1: @lolonagi which – holding your breath!? #eltchat
9:36 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat Let them to choose whether to use L1 or to hold breath
9:37 pm esolcourses: RT @vbenevolofranca: @rliberni Been reading all tweets so far – think its based on relationship. Groups will differ in way they interact with you. #eltchat
9:37 pm lolonagi: @bcnpaul1 heheheheheh #eltchat of course not 😛
9:37 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat Oops Let them choose 😛
9:37 pm ShellTerrell: @mmgrinberg Here are my resources for global collaboration projects http://bit.ly/9HrFRI #eltchat
9:37 pm SueannaN: Does this contradict Last week’s discussion in any way?#ELTchat
9:37 pm juanigncastro: Would you like to mark Dickens’s anniversary with us? More details (in Spanish): http://bit.ly/acz4Mn#dickens2011 #ELTchat blogging #blog
9:37 pm lydbury: Just joined you and lurking! #eltchat
9:37 pm Fuertesun: @SueAnnan which discussion? #ELTchat
9:37 pm sandymillin: @SueAnnan #eltchat Was just thinking that! Are we translating or using L2? 😉
9:38 pm SueannaN: @Fuertesun about allowing L1 in classroom #ELTchat
9:38 pm rliberni: Teams in competition might also get them involved in the task and encourage L2 esp when it’s key #eltchat
9:38 pm Marisa_C: @SueAnnan In what way? Translation is a tool for specific times and specific reasons #ELTchat
9:38 pm ColinTGraham: And about Justin Beiber…? RT @ShellTerrell: #Eltchat @shaznosel I’m okay with the gossip if its in English LOL
9:38 pm DinaDobrou: RT @rliberni: RT @mmgrinberg: RT @SueannaN: @lolonagi See who can go the longest without using L1 #eltchat <GR8! Like Hold Ur Breath Game 😛
9:38 pm Fuertesun: @SueAnnan thanka #ELTchat
9:38 pm mmgrinberg: @ShellTerrell #Eltchat Thanks a lot!
9:38 pm bcnpaul1: @sandymillin translation & usingh L1 are interconnected i think #eltchat
9:38 pm Fuertesun: RT @Marisa_C: @SueAnnan In what way? Translation is a tool for specific times and specific reasons #ELTchat
9:38 pm ShellTerrell: #ELTChat Teens really loved exploring English music & the culture behind it. i.e. rap, hiphop, etc
9:38 pm rliberni: RT @DinaDobrou: @rliberni I jokingly tell them: If you can’t say sth in English, don’t say it at all. 😛 Good one! #eltchat
9:39 pm SueannaN: RT @bcnpaul1: @sandymillin translation & usingh L1 are interconnected i think #eltchat
9:39 pm rliberni: RT @ShellTerrell: #ELTChat Teens really loved exploring English music & the culture behind it. i.e. rap, hiphop, etc #eltchat
9:39 pm ShellTerrell: I agree! RT @bcnpaul1: @sandymillin translation & usingh L1 are interconnected i think #eltchat
9:39 pm ColinTGraham: I had several groups of JHS girls to teach in Japan. They always loved the 90 minutes we did on wedding planning. #Eltchat
9:39 pm bcnpaul1: RT @ShellTerrell: #ELTChat Teens really loved exploring English music & the culture behind it. i.e. rap, hiphop, etc >YES – songs
9:39 pm Marisa_C: @shaznosel yes they were younger – 11-12 #ELTchat – still in the world of make believe 🙂
9:39 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat What would you do if they told you they don’t want it at all, they are being forced by their parents, they want to go home?
9:39 pm rliberni: @ShellTerrell good point, I’ve had them make up their own raps – gr8 fun #eltchat
9:39 pm sandymillin: RT @ColinTGraham: I had several groups of JHS girls to teach in Japan. They always loved the 90 minutes we did on wedding planning. #Eltchat
9:39 pm europeaantje: @DinaDobrou @rliberni @mmgrinberg @SueannaN @lolonagi or who gets the longest turn in English (again: w preparation & assistance) #eltchat
9:39 pm ShellTerrell: @ColinTGraham LOL! Well I am the coolest teacher for the “real” young learners with my Beiber knowledge #eltchat
9:40 pm Marisa_C: @shaznosel But teens may come up with other more imaginative solutions we haven’t even thought of #ELTchat
9:40 pm ShellTerrell: Great idea & fun! RT @rliberni: I’ve had them make up their own raps – gr8 fun #eltchat
9:40 pm ColinTGraham: Mixed groups tended to work best on travel-related issues: planning trips, working with different currency, meeting people #ELTchat
9:40 pm bcnpaul1: At the end of the class get them to guess percentages of L1 used & L2 – leave it like that and do it each week #eltchat
9:40 pm rliberni: RT @Marisa_C: @shaznosel But teens may come up with other more imaginative solutions we haven’t even thought of #ELTchat
9:40 pm SueannaN: RT @Marisa_C: @shaznosel But teens may come up with other more imaginative solutions we haven’t even thought of #ELTchat> we could ask them
9:40 pm esolcourses: RT @ShellTerrell: Great idea & fun! RT @rliberni: I’ve had them make up their own raps – gr8 fun #eltchat
9:41 pm europeaantje: RT @bcnpaul1: At the end of the class get them to guess percentages of L1 used & L2 – leave it like that and do each week #eltchat| will try
9:41 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat We’ve never discussed / worked with music. I have to do something about that
9:41 pm barbarabujtas: RT @bcnpaul1: At the end of the class get them to guess percentages of L1 used & L2 – leave it like that and do it each week #ELTchat
9:41 pm lolonagi: we can ask them #eltchat
9:41 pm sandymillin: RT @mmgrinberg: #Eltchat What would you do if they want to go home? <that’s why I use bribery! (timer…) |could be 5 mins Eng = 1 min L1
9:41 pm ShellTerrell: RT @ColinTGraham: Mixed groups tended to work best on travel-related issues: planning trips, working with different currency, meeting people #ELTchat
9:41 pm Marisa_C: @SueAnnan That’s the idea! Do teachers ask Ss for solutions to problems enough? Is thera trust in the Ss? #ELTchat
9:41 pm cioccas: @mmgrinberg Might help with those reluctant teens, see last week’s #ELTchat on songs
9:41 pm fotobabble: Totally! Karaoke style? RT @shellterrell: #ELTChat Teens really loved exploring English music & the culture behind it. i.e. rap, hiphop, etc
9:41 pm Marisa_C: @shaznosel can you use the hashtag please Shaz #ELTchat
9:41 pm sandymillin: RT @bcnpaul1: At the end of the class get them to guess percentages of L1 used & L2 – leave it like that and do it each week #eltchat
9:41 pm ShellTerrell: @ColinTGraham I find mixed groups usually easiest to work with in motivating English use because they have no choice #Eltchat
9:42 pm ErenNesrin: Set up a discussion topic.Have Ss choose different roles and ask them to respond choosing a tone style stance suitable to the role #ELTchat
9:42 pm mmgrinberg: @sandymillin #Eltchat And still it makes me cry ((( Esp when I looked at my adult ss
9:42 pm SueannaN: RT @bcnpaul1: At the end of the class get them 2 guess percentages of L1 used & L2 – leave it lk that & do it each week #eltchat> and video?
9:42 pm DinaDobrou: RT @Marisa_C: @SueAnnan That’s the idea! Do teachers ask Ss for solutions to problems enough? Is thera trust in the Ss? #ELTchat
9:43 pm ColinTGraham: @ShellTerrell I was meaning mixed in the sense of boys and girls with common L1…! Mixed L1s are less problematic! #Eltchat
9:43 pm marekandrews: @barbarabujtas #eltchat +then get them to look at what L1 was used for and what L2 was used for and why as well as guessing %’s
9:43 pm sandymillin: RT @marekandrews: @barbarabujtas #eltchat +then get them to look at what L1 was used for and what L2 was used for and why as well as guessing %’s
9:43 pm bcnpaul1: @SueAnnan do you mean video the sts without them knowing & play it back so they can see how much L1 they used? #eltchat
9:43 pm DinaDobrou: RT @ErenNesrin: Set up discssion topic.Have Ss choose diff roles & ask them to respond choosing atone style stance suitable to role #ELTchat
9:44 pm SueannaN: @bcnpaul1 not without their permission, no #eltchat
9:44 pm ShellTerrell: Yes Karaoke an awesome way! RT @Fotobabble: Totally! Karaoke style? #ELTChat Teens luv exploring music & culture behind it. i.e. rap, hiphop
9:44 pm rliberni: RT @bcnpaul1: At the end of the class get them to guess percentages of L1 used & L2 – leave it like that and do it each week #eltchat
9:44 pm europeaantje: RT @marekandrews: @bcnpaul1 #eltchat +then get them to look at what L1 was used for and what L2 was used 4 and why as well as guessing %’s
9:44 pm Marisa_C: @bcnpaul1 why not use hidden cameras then like our learned friend mr Plagiarist suggests on his blog? #eltchat
9:44 pm ShellTerrell: RT @mmgrinberg: #Eltchat What would you do if they told you they don’t want it at all, they are being forced by their parents, they want to go home?
9:44 pm rliberni: RT @Marisa_C: @SueAnnan That’s the idea! Do teachers ask Ss for solutions to problems enough? Is thera trust in the Ss? #ELTchat
9:44 pm mmgrinberg: RT @DinaDobrou: RT @ErenNesrin: Set up discssion topic.Have Ss choose diff roles & ask them to respond choosing atone style stance suitable to role #ELTchat
9:44 pm ColinTGraham: Many beginning language learners are worried about sounding child-like, esp young adults, because of non-complex sentences/vocab #ELTchat
9:44 pm marekandrews: if you actually make the learning a central part of what gets talked about on a regular basis the rewards are enormous #eltchat
9:45 pm sandymillin: #eltchat w/ older teens I gave them 10 beans at start of lesson. they could take beans from any 1 if L1. end = 10, leave, 9-define a wrd etc
9:45 pm cioccas: RT @Marisa_C: @bcnpaul1 why not use hidden cameras … ? #eltchat <Don’t go there!
9:45 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat Aren’t hidden cameras illegal?
9:45 pm Fuertesun: RT @sandymillin: #eltchat w/ older teens I gave them 10 beans at start of lesson. they could take beans from any 1 if L1. end = 10, leave, 9-define a wrd etc
9:45 pm sandymillin: RT @ColinTGraham: Many beginning language learners are worried about sounding child-like, esp young adults, because of non-complex sentences/vocab #ELTchat
9:45 pm ShellTerrell: @mmgrinberg Great ?! I give survey at beginning of yr to find out why they’re there, stereotypes of culture, interests, hobbies #eltchat
9:45 pm rliberni: RT @ShellTerrell: @mmgrinberg Great ?! I give survey at beginning of yr to find out why they’re there, stereotypes of culture, interests, hobbies #eltchat
9:45 pm Fuertesun: RT @ColinTGraham: Many beginning language learners are worried about sounding child-like, esp young adults, because of non-complex sentences/vocab #ELTchat
9:45 pm mmgrinberg: @sandymillin #Eltchat Gr8 idea w beans!
9:45 pm Marisa_C: @cioccas I was being sarcastic of course – sorry it wasn’t clear #eltchat
9:46 pm ShellTerrell: @mmgrinberg Great thing about language is we can always get them to talk about what interests them & use that as motivation #Eltchat
9:46 pm bcnpaul1: @SueAnnan ok – . was hoping you meant that. have filmed sts before w/camera at back of room – all knew it was happening so ok w/it #eltchat
9:46 pm DinaDobrou: @mmgrinberg I brought English music magazines, lyrics, travel brochures, even job ads & tried to convince them they WANT to learn #ELTchat
9:46 pm ColinTGraham: I ask them to explain as if talking to a younger brother or sister (around 8 yo). Gives purpose for simpler style… #ELTchat
9:46 pm cioccas: RT @Marisa_C: @cioccas I was being sarcastic of course – sorry it wasn’t clear #eltchat <Sorry I was so serious 🙂
9:46 pm ShellTerrell: RT @ColinTGraham: I ask them to explain as if talking to a younger brother or sister (around 8 yo). Gives purpose for simpler style… #ELTchat
9:46 pm sandymillin: RT @ColinTGraham: I ask them to explain as if talking to a younger brother or sister (around 8 yo). Gives purpose for simpler style… #ELTchat
9:46 pm SueannaN: @bcnpaul1 Yes. Good to video from time to time to check own performance anyway #eltchat
9:46 pm bcnpaul1: @cioccas @marisa_c some schools use hidden cameras don’t they – to check up on teachers #eltchat
9:46 pm europeaantje: @marekandrews @barbarabujtas @bcnpaul1 put sts in charge of timing when L1, when L2 is used? #eltchat
9:47 pm Marisa_C: RT @bcnpaul1: @cioccas @marisa_c some schools use hidden cameras don’t they – to check up on teachers #eltchat > shoddy practice
9:47 pm sandymillin: #eltchat What about elementary level SS?
9:47 pm rliberni: RT @DinaDobrou: @mmgrinberg I brought English music magazines, lyrics, travel brochures, even job ads & tried to convince them they WANT to learn #ELTchat
9:47 pm bcnpaul1: @europeaantje so sts decide how long in L2 & how long in L1 – is that what you mean? #eltchat
9:47 pm fionamau: Hi, gosh I’m so late it’ll be impossible to join in coherently. What aspect of teens are you discussing at the mo? #eltchat
9:47 pm marekandrews: @ShellTerrell sometimes though they might not want what they are really interested in turned into a pedagogical event…sometimes:) #eltchat
9:47 pm mmgrinberg: @DinaDobrou #Eltchat Thanks Dina. I’ll try the job ads!!
9:48 pm sandymillin: @fionamau #eltchat How to encourage them to speak L2
9:48 pm ColinTGraham: Reading reviews of books, albums, films, etc. and then discussing whether they agree/disagree works well too, particularly 14+ #ELTchat
9:48 pm Marisa_C: RT @sandymillin: #eltchat What about elementary level SS? > Structure speaking tasks v clearly; microplan & give them language they need
9:48 pm bcnpaul1: @fionamau and hidden cameras! 🙂 #eltchat
9:48 pm fionamau: @sandymillin #eltchat Thanks!
9:48 pm mmgrinberg: RT @sandymillin: #eltchat What about elementary level SS?
9:48 pm rliberni: @fionamau stopping them from using too much L1 in the classroom #eltchat
9:48 pm ErenNesrin: Videorecord a class & have Ss watch&reflect on participation Ask Ss 2 write goal statement 2 increase participation. repeat process #ELTchat
9:48 pm Fuertesun: RT @Marisa_C: RT @sandymillin: #eltchat What about elementary level SS? > Structure speaking tasks v clearly; microplan & give them language they need
9:48 pm esolcourses: RT @Marisa_C RT @bcnpaul1: @cioccas @marisa_c some schools use hidden cameras don’t they – to check up on teachers #eltchat >shoddy practice
9:49 pm rliberni: RT @ErenNesrin: Videorecord a class & have Ss watch&reflect on participation Ask Ss 2 write goal statement 2 increase participation. repeat process #ELTchat
9:49 pm marekandrews: RT @ErenNesrin: Videorecord a class & have Ss watch&reflect on participation Ask Ss 2 write goal statement 2 increase participation. repeat process #ELTchat
9:49 pm Marisa_C: It’s much easier (and more logical) for elementaries/beginners to fall back on L1 #ELTchat – should Ts penalize?
9:49 pm ShellTerrell: @marekandrews That’s when I leave it to pair wk & don’t correct grammar, etc. but give feedbk at end. It’s open discussion time #eltchat
9:49 pm DinaDobrou: @ColinTGraham Also pronunciation, intonation. They somtimes refuse to repeat/drill & produce correctly fearing peer comments prhaps #ELTchat
9:49 pm Fuertesun: RT @Marisa_C: It’s much easier (and more logical) for elementaries/beginners to fall back on L1 #ELTchat – should Ts penalize? – NO
9:50 pm vbenevolofranca: Did record loads ss engaged in TB group work. All amazed by how much L2 they used for problem solving-but motivation was key issue. #eltchat
9:50 pm europeaantje: @bcnpaul1 i meant put them in charge of keeping track of L1, L2 use & calculate % @ end. try 2 do better next class, peer pressure #eltchat
9:50 pm sandymillin: RT @Marisa_C: much easier for low levels to fall back on L1 #ELTchat – shud Ts penalize? <no, but transition to higher levels cn b difficult
9:50 pm ShellTerrell: @marekandrews Also I find that after a few lessons when its fun to them & we’ve developed the trust they are open to talking #eltchat
9:50 pm fionamau: RT @bcnpaul1: hidden cameras! 🙂 #eltchat > good grief!filming each other doing a play or similar works w mine,they even ‘speak gd English’
9:50 pm bcnpaul1: RT @Marisa_C: It’s much easier for elementaries/beginners to fall back on L1 #ELTchat – should Ts penalize? I think not
9:50 pm ShellTerrell: @marekandrews The 1st few lessons is where I have to show them this isn’t another boring drilling English class #ELTchat
9:50 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat Play word definition games and miming activities and then ask to use these techniques for peer teaching.
9:50 pm marekandrews: @ErenNesrin important though to make sure ss are comfortable about being filmed+that they understand+agree with what it’s all for #eltchat
9:50 pm rliberni: @Marisa_C No, it’s part of the process at lower levels #eltchat
9:50 pm ShellTerrell: RT @mmgrinberg: #Eltchat Play word definition games and miming activities and then ask to use these techniques for peer teaching.
9:51 pm eannegrenoble: RT @Marisa_C: It’s much easier (and more logical) for elementaries/beginners to fall back on L1 #ELTchat – should Ts penalize? No ooooo
9:51 pm lolonagi: RT @mmgrinberg: #Eltchat Play word definition games and miming activities and then ask to use these techniques for peer teaching.
9:51 pm ShellTerrell: RT @marekandrews: important to make sure ss are comfortable about being filmed+that they understand+agree with what it’s all for #eltchat
9:51 pm fionamau: RT @ShellTerrell: Also I find that after a few lessons when its fun to them & we’ve developed the trust they are open to talking #eltchat
9:51 pm Marisa_C: I love your “Nooooooo’s” #ELTchat 🙂
9:51 pm ColinTGraham: I was working with a single L1, & often knew what Ss wanted to say, so asked “How do you say [L1] in English?” They began to ask… #ELTchat
9:51 pm bcnpaul1: @europeaantje got it – great idea & it encourages self reflection / autonomy etc. #eltchat
9:51 pm lolonagi: word definition games? #eltchat
9:52 pm rliberni: RT @mmgrinberg: #Eltchat Play word definition games and miming activities and then ask to use these techniques for peer teaching.
9:52 pm marekandrews: @ShellTerrell yes so much depends on the lead given by the teacher in all of this+those key qualities of rapport and presence #eltchat
9:52 pm europeaantje: RT @bcnpaul1: @europeaantje got it – great idea & it encourages self reflection / autonomy etc. #eltchat | hopefully, yes 🙂
9:52 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat Don’t penalize, but make them more aware of switching langs
9:52 pm bcnpaul1: live listening > retell with pics > listen again > retell again = lots of L2 cos of the exposure #eltchat
9:52 pm sandymillin: RT @bcnpaul1: live listening > retell with pics > listen again > retell again = lots of L2 cos of the exposure #eltchat
9:53 pm Marisa_C: Please use hashtag #ELTchat – I have missed so many useful comments withouit it
9:53 pm Fuertesun: @lolonagi ONLY penalise when I know they can say it in L2 but still say in L1 #eltchat
9:53 pm rliberni: RT @sandymillin: RT @bcnpaul1: live listening > retell with pics > listen again > retell again = lots of L2 cos of the exposure #eltchat
9:53 pm ShellTerrell: #ELTChat Culture of the institute is also important. We had clubs where Ss went on fieldtrips w/ native spkrs! They loved this #eltchat
9:53 pm eannegrenoble: RT @bcnpaul1: live listening > retell with pics > listen again > retell again = lots of L2 cos of the exposure #eltchat
9:53 pm europeaantje: RT @bcnpaul1: live listening > retell with pics > listen again > retell again = lots of L2 cos of the exposure #eltchat | Lovelyyyy!!!!
9:53 pm sandymillin: #eltchat Idea from Prague Conf last yr: start with a picture=middle of story, half class does start, half end (separately), thn make 1 2geth
9:54 pm vickyloras: RT @ShellTerrell: RT @marekandrews: important to make sure ss are comfortable about being filmed+that they understand+agree with what it’s all for #eltchat
9:54 pm Fuertesun: RT @ShellTerrell: #ELTChat Culture of the institute is also important. We had clubs where Ss went on fieldtrips w/ native spkrs! They loved this #eltchat
9:54 pm rliberni: @sandymillin yes exposure and involvement in the actvities and the whole process #eltchat
9:54 pm Marisa_C: RT @ShellTerrell: #ELTChat Culture of the institute is also important. > Culture is vital – & how T is supported
9:54 pm ShellTerrell: A must! RT @marekandrews: so much depends on the lead given by the tchr in all of this+those key qualities of rapport and presence #eltchat
9:54 pm pangel80: Hi all!just found out how to access the tweetchat. took me a while, buy finally made it… interesting topic.. def join u next week #ELTchat
9:54 pm bcnpaul1: RT @sandymillin: #eltchat start with a picture=middle of story, half class does start, half end (separately), thn make 1 2gether > like that
9:54 pm ColinTGraham: Classroom management language is important for Ss to understand/use because much of it is also about conv/communication management #ELTchat
9:54 pm SueannaN: RT @sandymillin: #eltchat Idea from Prague Conf last yr: start with a picture=middle of story, half class does start, half end (separately), thn make 1 2geth
9:54 pm cioccas: in a multi L1 beginner class sometimes glad to have Ss use L2 to help each other, but encourage helping in L2 at higher levels #ELTchat
9:54 pm mmgrinberg: @lolonagi #Eltchat They put slips of paper with nouns into a ‘hat’, then take out and define in open pairs. 20 seconds for a pair
9:54 pm Marisa_C: @pangel80 #ELTchat great! Look forward to that
9:54 pm Fuertesun: RT @cioccas: in a multi L1 beginner class sometimes glad to have Ss use L2 to help each other, but encourage helping in L2 at higher levels #ELTchat
9:54 pm europeaantje: @bcnpaul1 & #eltchat reminds me of YouTube dictation by @pysproblem81. will look it up
9:54 pm esolcourses: RT @ShellTerrell: A must! RT @marekandrews: so much depends on the lead given by the tchr in all of this+those key qualities of rapport and presence #eltchat
9:54 pm sandymillin: RT @ColinTGraham: Classroom management language is important for Ss to understand/use because much of it is also about conv/communication management #ELTchat
9:54 pm ShellTerrell: @lolonagi Yes that is so true! It’s not easy for every institute to have field trips but when possible its great #eltchat
9:55 pm rliberni: I think physical actvities where they need to move around are good – info-gap games etc.. #eltchat
9:55 pm vickyloras: Am here4last 10 mins of #ELTChat – great topic,will read trnscrpt(was at Celtic Brazilian concert!How’m I gonna sleep after so much energy!)
9:55 pm rliberni: RT @ShellTerrell: @lolonagi Yes that is so true! It’s not easy for every institute to have field trips but when possible its great #eltchat
9:55 pm esolcourses: RT @rliberni: I think physical actvities where they need to move around are good – info-gap games etc.. #eltchat
9:55 pm ShellTerrell: Playing games in class also can get them using English! Teens love their PS3s & Wii’s #ELTChat
9:55 pm Marisa_C: I think it would be a good idea for Ts & institution to decide what % of L1 they will accept per level #ELtCHAT – this not always clear
9:55 pm bcnpaul1: @europeaantje look forward to seeing it > youtube dictation #eltchat
9:55 pm ShellTerrell: RT @Marisa_C: I think it would be a good idea for Ts & institution to decide what % of L1 they will accept per level #ELtCHAT – this not always clear
9:56 pm DinaDobrou: RT @Marisa_C: @pangel80 #ELTchat great! Look forward to that <Awww…Every1 PLZ welcome Panagiotis Angelakis, my school director! 🙂
9:56 pm Fuertesun: RT @ShellTerrell: Playing games in class also can get them using English! Teens love their PS3s & Wii’s #ELTChat good Idea
9:56 pm esolcourses: RT @ShellTerrell: Playing games in class also can get them using English! Teens love their PS3s & Wii’s #ELTChat
9:56 pm Marisa_C: @ShellTerrell Yes! Be a playful teacher! Games get Ss engrossed and they forget about L1 #ELTChat
9:56 pm sandymillin: RT @Marisa_C: schools shud decide what % of L1 they will accept per level #ELtCHAT < at my school, 0%!
9:56 pm rliberni: @vickyloras Wow you must be fring on all cylinders1 Give us 10 minutes of gold!! Lol #eltchat
9:56 pm bcnpaul1: bloody hell, is it really only 5 minutes til the end of #eltchat? surely not!!!
9:56 pm ShellTerrell: Gr8 point! It just becomes fun! RT @Marisa_C: Be a playful teacher! Games get Ss engrossed and they forget about L1 #ELTChat
9:56 pm SueannaN: @bcnpaul1 always goes too fast #eltchat
9:57 pm sandymillin: RT @bcnpaul1: bloody hell, is it really only 5 minutes til the end of #eltchat? surely not!!! < time flies when you’re having fun 🙂
9:57 pm cioccas: RT @bcnpaul1: bloody hell, is it really only 5 minutes til the end of #eltchat? surely not!!! < Time flies!
9:57 pm bcnpaul1: @vickyloras hey vicky #eltchat
9:57 pm esolcourses: RT @ShellTerrell Gr8 point! It just becomes fun! RT @Marisa_C Be a playful teacher! Games get Ss engrossed and they forget about L1 #ELTChat
9:57 pm ColinTGraham: Timed conversations can also work well. Give a way to open, a way to end, topic and off you go. After 2 mins, change people… #ELTchat
9:57 pm rliberni: @pangel80 welcome to #eltchat! Gr8 to see you here
9:57 pm SueannaN: RT @rliberni: @pangel80 welcome to #eltchat! Gr8 to see you here
9:57 pm Marisa_C: @DinaDobrou Cool! #ELTchat
9:57 pm eltdigitalplay: RT @ShellTerrell: Playing games in class also can get them using English! Teens love their PS3s & Wii’s #ELTChat
9:57 pm sandymillin: RT @rliberni: @pangel80 welcome to #eltchat! Gr8 to see you here
9:57 pm ShellTerrell: Great free site for getting teens to speak English through games http://bit.ly/9zySuR via @paulmaglione #eltchat
9:58 pm sandymillin: #eltchat Has anyone tried “just a minute” with teens? have only used with adults
9:58 pm rliberni: RT @ColinTGraham: Timed conversations can also work well. Give a way to open, a way to end, topic and off you go. After 2 mins, change people… #ELTchat
9:58 pm Marisa_C: RT @eltdigitalplay: RT @ShellTerrell: Playing games in class also can get them using English! Teens love their PS3s & Wii’s #ELTChat
9:58 pm bcnpaul1: RT @ShellTerrell: Great free site for getting teens to speak English through gameshttp://bit.ly/9zySuR via @paulmaglione #eltchat
9:58 pm cioccas: Negotiations on an unfamiliar scenario that they wouldn’t normally do in L1 might work #ELTchat
9:58 pm sandymillin: RT @ShellTerrell: Great free site for getting teens to speak English through gameshttp://bit.ly/9zySuR via @paulmaglione #eltchat <love it!
9:58 pm Marisa_C: @eltdigitalplay #ELTChat Mr Playful himself is here 😀
9:58 pm Fuertesun: RT @rliberni: @pangel80 welcome to #eltchat! Gr8 to see you here
9:58 pm DinaDobrou: RT @ShellTerrell: Great free site for getting teens to speak English through gameshttp://bit.ly/9zySuR via @paulmaglione #eltchat<Looks gr8
9:58 pm mmgrinberg: @ColinTGraham #Eltchat Yes to timed activities! @triptico_eLearn tools generally work well
9:58 pm rliberni: RT @sandymillin: #eltchat Has anyone tried “just a minute” with teens? have only used with adults worth a try
9:58 pm sandymillin: RT @cioccas: Negotiations on an unfamiliar scenario that they wouldn’t normally do in L1 might work #ELTchat <like?
9:58 pm esolcourses: RT @ShellTerrell: Great free site for getting teens to speak English through gameshttp://bit.ly/9zySuR via @paulmaglione #eltchat
9:58 pm Marisa_C: RT @rliberni: RT @sandymillin: #eltchat Has anyone tried “just a minute” with teens? have only used with adults worth a try> Yes Fantastic!
9:58 pm ColinTGraham: Board/card games work just as well! RT @ShellTerrell Playing games in class can get them using English! Teens love their PS3s… #ELTChat
9:58 pm sandymillin: RT @mmgrinberg: @ColinTGraham #Eltchat Yes to timed activities! @triptico_eLearn tools generally work well
9:58 pm rliberni: RT @ShellTerrell: Great free site for getting teens to speak English through gameshttp://bit.ly/9zySuR via @paulmaglione #eltchat <love it!
9:59 pm mmgrinberg: @sandymillin #Eltchat What is ‘just a minute’?
9:59 pm ShellTerrell: Great site to find free games for students to use English in a fun way http://bit.ly/19HI3n #eltchat via @eltdigitalplay
9:59 pm grahamstanley: I have – it works very well if they choose RT @sandymillin: #eltchat Has anyone tried “just a minute” with teens? have only used with adults
9:59 pm DinaDobrou: @Marisa_C Tell us more plz #ELTchat
9:59 pm bcnpaul1: @eltdigitalplay is that mr.g or mr.mawer? #eltchat Hope it’s mr.g cos the other one’s sick today
9:59 pm SueannaN: @grahamstanley Hi Graham #eltchat
9:59 pm sandymillin: @mmgrinberg #eltchat “Just a minute” SS have 1 minute to speak about a specific topic, w/ no hesitation, deviation (theoretically!)
10:00 pm rliberni: @ColinTGraham I think short, sanppy things work well – 1 min talks on stupid topics (remember doing this myself as a teen – wigs! #eltchat
10:00 pm lolonagi: RT @ShellTerrell: Great site to find free games for students to use English in a fun wayhttp://bit.ly/19HI3n #eltchat via @eltdigitalplay
10:00 pm ShellTerrell: Agree! RT @ColinTGraham: Board/card games work just as well! RT @ShellTerrell Playing games in class can get them using English! #ELTChat
10:00 pm pangel80: breaking down a PC in pieces helped me get them to speak in L2. Wanted more info abt hardware, whole lesson in L2. #ELTchat
10:00 pm ColinTGraham: Groups can discuss in L1 but have to report back in English can work too, if roles are established in groups #ELTChat
10:00 pm ShellTerrell: RT @pangel80: breaking down a PC in pieces helped me get them to speak in L2. Wanted more info abt hardware, whole lesson in L2. #ELTchat
10:00 pm mmgrinberg: RT @sandymillin: @mmgrinberg #eltchat “Just a minute” SS have 1 minute to speak about a specific topic, w/ no hesitation, deviation (theoretically!)
10:00 pm cioccas: @sandymillin Selling greeting cards by phone (in a Lang Lab) , enquiring about English course; interview for share house #ELTchat
10:00 pm rliberni: RT @ShellTerrell: Great site to find free games for students to use English in a fun wayhttp://bit.ly/19HI3n #eltchat via @eltdigitalplay
10:00 pm esolcourses: RT @ColinTGraham: Groups can discuss in L1 but have to report back in English can work too, if roles are established in groups #ELTChat
10:00 pm eltdigitalplay: hoped to be here earlier! Sounds like I missed another great chat RT @Marisa_C: @eltdigitalplay#ELTChat Mr Playful himself is here 😀
10:00 pm sandymillin: RT @cioccas: @sandymillin Selling greeting cards by phone (in a Lang Lab) , enquiring about English course; interview for share house #ELTchat
10:00 pm ShellTerrell: RT @springrose12: in my Year11 group, we’re having a debate about asylum seekers rights in UK. Topic is quite relevant wto them #eltchat
10:00 pm DinaDobrou: RT @pangel80: breaking down a PC in pieces helped me get them to speak in L2. Wanted more info abt hardware, whole lesson in L2. #ELTchat
10:00 pm rliberni: RT @pangel80: breaking down a PC in pieces helped me get them to speak in L2. Wanted more info abt hardware, whole lesson in L2. #ELTchat
10:00 pm Marisa_C: @DinaDobrou Just a Minute – idea from radio show – have a looksee here http://bit.ly/gkyFNO#ELTchat
10:01 pm ShellTerrell: RT @Marisa_C: Just a Minute – idea from radio show – have a looksee here http://bit.ly/gkyFNO#ELTchat
10:01 pm europeaantje: :@bcnpaul1 #eltchat here it is http://bit.ly/gv68cZ from @pysproblem81 Can be done without moodle: use vid stills instead of photos
10:01 pm bcnpaul1: RT @ShellTerrell: RT @Marisa_C: Just a Minute – idea from radio show – have a looksee herehttp://bit.ly/gkyFNO #ELTchat
10:01 pm ColinTGraham: I used to do “gossip”. Have a convo. Change partners and discuss what you talked about with previous partner… valid repetition #ELTChat
10:01 pm pangel80: Works with how to.. (download films, use online games etc..all in L2, so keen on asking Qs and kept talking using L2. #ELTchat
10:01 pm DinaDobrou: RT @ShellTerrell: RT @Marisa_C: Just a Minute – idea from radio show – have a looksee herehttp://bit.ly/gkyFNO #ELTchat <Thnx!!
10:01 pm shaznosel: RT @ShellTerrell: Great site to find free games for students to use English in a fun wayhttp://bit.ly/19HI3n #eltchat via @eltdigitalplay
10:01 pm rliberni: RT @pangel80: Works with how to.. (download films, use online games etc..all in L2, so keen on asking Qs and kept talking using L2. #ELTchat
10:01 pm bcnpaul1: @europeaantje great! thx Guido – will check it out later #eltchat
10:01 pm rliberni: RT @ColinTGraham: I used to do “gossip”. Have a convo. Change partners and discuss what you talked about with previous partner… valid repetition #ELTChat
10:01 pm ShellTerrell: RT @ColinTGraham: I used to do “gossip”. Have a convo. Change partners and discuss what you talked about with previous partner… valid repetition #ELTChat
10:02 pm sandymillin: @Marisa_C #eltchat You beat me to it 🙂 Paul Merton is the best example for how it should be done!http://youtu.be/UrVlKKTTOiM
10:02 pm DinaDobrou: RT @pangel80: Works with how to.. (download films, use online games etc..all in L2, so keen on asking Qs and kept talking using L2. #ELTchat
10:02 pm verassantos: RT @ShellTerrell: Great site to find free games for students to use English in a fun wayhttp://bit.ly/19HI3n #eltchat via @eltdigitalplay
10:02 pm ShellTerrell: Thanks everyone for another great #ELTChat & to the fantastic moderators @Marisa_C & @rliberni
10:02 pm jepc71: RT @ShellTerrell: RT @Marisa_C: Just a Minute – idea from radio show – have a looksee herehttp://bit.ly/gkyFNO #ELTchat
10:02 pm Fuertesun: RT @ShellTerrell: Thanks everyone for another great #ELTChat & to the fantastic moderators @Marisa_C & @rliberni
10:02 pm sandymillin: RT @ShellTerrell: Thanks everyone for another great #ELTChat & to the fantastic moderators @Marisa_C & @rliberni
10:02 pm Marisa_C: @DinaDobrou Aahh you’re going so great you will soon beat me to everything #ELTchat
10:02 pm cpaez01: RT @ShellTerrell: Gran sitio libre para adolescentes hablen Inglés a través de juegoshttp://bit.ly/9zySuR via @paulmaglione #eltchat
10:02 pm esolcourses: RT @ShellTerrell: Thanks everyone for another great #ELTChat & to the fantastic moderators @Marisa_C & @rliberni ] + @ShellTerrell 🙂
10:02 pm bcnpaul1: RT @ShellTerrell: Thanks everyone for another great #ELTChat & to the fantastic moderators @Marisa_C & @rliberni > I second that
10:02 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat Teacher’s Press Conferences generally work well. They ask qns, then use these for pair interviews. Taken from @englishraven
10:03 pm cioccas: RT @ShellTerrell: Thanks everyone for another great #ELTChat & to the fantastic moderators @Marisa_C & @rliberni
10:03 pm ShellTerrell: RT @mmgrinberg: #Eltchat Teacher’s Press Conferences generally work well. They ask qns, then use these for pair interviews. Taken from @englishraven
10:03 pm rliberni: Don’t forget to check out the archive later. Great chat thank you to the multi-talented @marisa_c and @shellterrell for moderating #eltchat
10:03 pm sandymillin: RT @mmgrinberg: #Eltchat Teacher’s Press Conferences generally work well. They ask qns, then use these for pair interviews. Taken from @englishraven
10:03 pm DinaDobrou: RT @SueAnnan: speed dating is good too #ELTchat (don’t forget the hashtag Sue 🙂 ) <Luv this btw. Adults too and abt finding thngs in common
10:03 pm ColinTGraham: Teach interrupting, answering Yes/No questions appropriately, all the little blocks to building conversations… not often done #ELTChat
10:03 pm ErenNesrin: Ss stand f2f in 2 concentric circles Q 2 get opinion.Clap ur hand outer circle Ss move 2 steps right 2 change partner T takes part2 #ELTchat
10:04 pm sandymillin: @ErenNesrin #eltchat a.k.a. “onion ring” 🙂
10:04 pm Marisa_C: @DinaDobrou Speed dating for teens might get you into hot water – careful in some cultures a no no (in most I know) #ELTchat
10:04 pm rliberni: For the first time on #eltchat we also attended Shelly’s webinar – an optional bonus!!
10:04 pm Fuertesun: @Marisa_C You’d be fine in spain! #ELTchat
10:04 pm Marisa_C: @rliberni Ah you’re so sweet – and what about the multitalented @riberni ? #eltchat
10:04 pm DinaDobrou: @Marisa_C True that. Thnx for mentioning it! #ELTchat
10:04 pm ShellTerrell: @rliberni LOL! Thanks for being there! I didn’t do so bad I think for doing both LOL! Rosco helped tweet a little #eltchat
10:04 pm resteve3: RT @rliberni: RT @ShellTerrell: Great site to find free games for students to use English in a fun wayhttp://bit.ly/19HI3n #eltchat via @eltdigitalplay
10:04 pm sandymillin: #eltchat @Marisa_C got 2 go as full day tomorrow. Want me to do summary?
10:04 pm bcnpaul1: @rliberni how on earth did you manage to do that 🙂 #eltchat
10:05 pm cioccas: RT @rliberni: For the first time on #eltchat we also attended Shelly’s webinar – an optional bonus!! < How does @ShellTerrell manage both>!
10:05 pm esolcourses: RT @rliberni: For the first time on #eltchat we also attended Shelly’s webinar – an optional bonus!!
10:05 pm Marisa_C: @sandymillin Yes please 🙂 #eltchat
10:05 pm Fuertesun: @cioccas night #eltchat
10:05 pm grahamstanley: @ShellTerrell hurrah for the multi-talented Rosco #eltchat – does he have his own Twitter account now?
10:05 pm sandymillin: @Marisa_C Looking forward to it as really enjoyed this #eltchat – loads of great ideas 🙂
10:05 pm cioccas: RT @Fuertesun: @cioccas night #eltchat < that would be ‘morning’ here 🙂 Bye!
10:06 pm bcnpaul1: RT @sandymillin: @Marisa_C Looking forward to it as really enjoyed this #eltchat – loads of great ideas 🙂
10:06 pm ShellTerrell: Seems like a ? for @acerview54 😉 RT @grahamstanley: hurrah 4 the multi-talented Rosco #eltchat – does he have his own Twitter account now?
10:06 pm esolcourses: RT @grahamstanley @ShellTerrell hurrah for the multi-talented Rosco #eltchat does he have his own Twitter account now? ] if not, he should!
10:06 pm europeaantje: thanks #eltchat for making me stop & think again PLUS I walk away with two great ideas for tomorrow´s classes 🙂
10:06 pm marekandrews: 4 many teenagers they go 2 school 2 meet their friends,lessons get in the way+if we can make the class a place they enjoy,thats gr8 #eltchat
10:06 pm mmgrinberg: #Eltchat It’s 1 am here in Moscow. Gotta go now ((( Thanks a lot for your help! Shall we discuss teen motivation again one day? 😛
10:06 pm Marisa_C: @cioccas byee thanks for joining and pass it on to other friends on #baw2011 #eltchat
10:06 pm sandymillin: RT @europeaantje: thanks #eltchat for making me stop & think again PLUS I walk away with two great ideas for tomorrow´s classes 🙂
10:07 pm ErenNesrin: RT @marekandrews: @ErenNesrin important though to make sure ss are comfortable about being filmed+that they understand+agree with what it’s all for #eltchat
10:07 pm ShellTerrell: @mmgrinberg Pretty sure it will come up again but maybe under grammar, vocabulary, etc #Eltchat
10:07 pm Marisa_C: @mmgrinberg Can propose it but not straight away or it might not get voted #Eltchat
10:07 pm bcnpaul1: right – gotta go. Thanks for a great #eltchat @marisa_c @rliberni @shellterrell
10:07 pm cioccas: @Marisa_C Thanks Marisa, will share the passion! #ELTchat baw2011#
10:07 pm SueannaN: @cioccas Bye Lesley #ELTchat #
10:07 pm Marisa_C: @bcnpaul1 Thanks for joining Paul – what was that blog post? #eltchat
10:08 pm ColinTGraham: Thanks for the convos and ideas everyone #ELTchat
10:08 pm Fuertesun: @ColinTGraham night #ELTchat
10:08 pm kellylou: RT @ColinTGraham: I used to do “gossip”. Have a convo. Change partners and discuss what you talked about with previous partner… valid repetition #ELTChat
10:08 pm Fuertesun: @SueAnnan night #ELTchat #
10:08 pm cioccas: @SueAnnan Thanks Sue, bye! #ELTchat
10:08 pm SueannaN: @Fuertesun thanks. You too #ELTchat #
10:08 pm Marisa_C: @cioccas hashtag goes in front 😀 #ELTchat #
10:08 pm DinaDobrou: Thnx everyone! Great talking to you all again! Already looking forward to next week! Goodnight! #ELTchat
10:08 pm mmgrinberg: Thanks a lot @marisa_c @rliberni @shellterrell !! #Eltchat
10:09 pm lolonagi: Thanks Mods so much fr another great outing;-) #eltchat
10:09 pm Marisa_C: Thanks to all for good energy – better than an energy drink! #ELTchat Soon transcript up
10:09 pm marekandrews: thx @marisa_c @rliberni @shellterrell for getting us to think about these things tonight,enjoyed it as much as the music last week #eltchat

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

ten + eleven =

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.