What would you like to talk about on Wednesday June 29th?

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What would you like to talk about on Wednesday June 29th?

Please post your topics for our next #ELTchat on Wednesday, June 29th. The highest polling suggestions from last week that were not chosen 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 blogor 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!

We look forward to your suggestions!

 

 

10 Responses

  1. Here’s a topic I’ve been thinking a lot lately for several reasons.

    Is it the teacher’s job to educate parents about educational technology? If yes, what can the teacher do about this?

    Another topic could be: Ideas and methods that best work for 1-1 teaching.

    I must add, thouhg, that I’ve always been teaching or working during chats, so unfortunately all I can is to read the transcripts and the summaries, which I’m terribly thankful for to whoever writes them:)!!!

  2. Techniques and tips for teaching pronunciation and intonation.

  3. Not sure if this has been discussed as I’ve been absent for a bit but what about something related to the value of intensive summer courses. Erm… “how useful are intensive English courses in the summer and which is better study at home or abroad?”

  4. Mother tongue interference – strategies to deal with it, the degree in which it is desirable to conduct comparisions between languages, which approaches fit which age group of learners, etc.

  5. Berni Wall says:

    Do teachers of business English and English for special puposes need more than just elt knowedge?

  6. Sue Annan says:

    Using Graded readers in class. Ideas to make them fun

  7. Fiona says:

    How to teach very large classes without being teacher-centred.

  8. Nailah says:

    Picking up on Scott Thornbury’s post early this week I would ask for ‘practical ways to elicit’. Is eliciting used correctly these days?

  9. Recommended iPhone and iPad apps for students and teachers (in and outside the classroom).

  10. Sandy Millin says:

    Since a lot of summer schools start this Friday, how about:
    How to make summer school lessons cohesive through the week rather than bitty (I know this might overlap with the projects one from last week a bit, so feel free to ignore/reframe the question! Know it doesn’t make much sense!)

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