What would you like to talk about on May 25?
Please post your topics for our next #ELTchat on Wednesday, May 4th. Suggestions from last week will automatically be added to this week’s poll but is there anything else that you think might make a good topic for Wednesday’s chat?
Top choice will be discussed at 12:00 PM & 2nd choice at 21:00 PM. All times are London times. Please click on the links to find your own local time for each chat.
Each week we alternate top and second choice.
How to choose topics for #ELTchat Discussions
Since we started #ELTchat last September, we have discussed a wide number of topics, but with many new members joining our conversations every week, it is very natural that we will get requests for topics which we “have done”.
Please, 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.
The #ELTchat moderators reserve the right not to post comments or to include them in the poll if they do not follow the above guidelines.
Before you propose a topic, do please check the transcripts index on this blog or go to the #ELTchat wiki and click on the Transcripts or Summaries Links to see what has been covered so far.
If you see your topic but would still like to discuss a different aspect or set of issues, do submit it and we will consider including it again!
How important is copyright in the EFL/ESL classroom? Is it important for us to make students aware of it?
“Thinking like an entrepreneur in the ESL classroom” – What business concepts and ideas can we steal – er, adapt – to make our classes more effective and make ourselves better teachers?
This isn’t just for teachers of business English, by the way….
How important is research in ELT? Should teachers be engaged in research if possible? If teachers want to do research (academic or action research) where should they start and how can they disseminate their findings well?
Where do you pitch the level for a low level class of mixed ability?
Getting feedback at the end of the course, year, etc, as some parts of the world is about to reach the end of a school year.
Do teachers benefit from evaluative observations?
Role of note-taking, researching tools in ELT (too many SS copy/paste from Wikipedia). 🙁
I would like to discuss the challenge of dealing with cultural differences in the English language classroom, if possible.
I’d like to discuss exams: what are we testing? How should we prepare our learners both for exams and for life?
How to breathe life into teaching Business English?
I’ve recently started teaching Business English and discovered it can be quite….dry. Especially if you aren’t particularly business minded, profit margins and staff turnover can be quite boring. (IMO).
Salary and perks: what do you expect from an employer in 2011?
II’ll recycle a suggestion I put up last week that came third in the voting…
Inspired by Chia Suan Chong’s blog post ’10 Things Teachers Should Never Forget’
something along the lines of:
‘How does your language learning experience impact on your teaching?’
I like lesley’s idea! How does YOUR language learning experience impact on your teaching, great idea lesley! i shall be voting for that 😛
Some themed ideas to share in future ELT chats?
What is the overlap between ELT and EAL teaching ? What can we learn from one another?
What can we do to assist new arrivals in our schools?
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