Month: September 2011

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Reading Aloud – Useful or a Waste of Time? #ELTchat Summary 21/09/2011

This summary was contributed by Yitzha Sarwono (@yitzhasarwono on Twitter) and posted on her blog   It is reproduced here with her kind permission and our thanks!   For all the curious minds and ELT Enthusiasts out there (as myself too), Wednesday would be one of those day to be looking forward too. Not just because it’s…
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How can we keep our learners engaged in receptive skills lessons? #ELTchat Summary 21/09/11

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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What would you like to talk about on #ELTchat on September 21st?

Please post your topics for our next #ELTchat on Wednesday, September 7th. 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 BST & 2nd…
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What would you like to talk about on #ELTchat on September 14th?

Time to Vote Please post your topics for our next #ELTchat on Wednesday, September 14th. 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…
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Placement Tests – #ELTchat Summary 07/09/2011

Placement Tests and How to Improve Them This is the summary of the #ELTchat on 7 September 2011 9:00 pm BST moderated by @Shaunwilden and @Marisa_C  and written by Natasa Nikpalj-Juraic who tweets as @Notyetlanguage. Introduction Last #ELTchat focused on Placement Tests as we believe that it’s not easy to design and implement them. Obviously, at…
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How can we Persuade Students What is Realistic for their Level #ELTchat Summary 31/08/2011

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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