What Would you like to talk about on January 4, 2012?

A PLN for ELT Professionals

What Would you like to talk about on January 4, 2012?

1st #ELTchat of 2012

Happy New Year to all #ELTchatters!!


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!

How can we focus our teaching of language more at discourse level than at sentence level?

M-learning, what, why and how – using mobile devices in(and out)side the classroom

Top choice will be discussed at 21.00 GMT & 2nd choice at 12.00 GMT

All times are GMT. Each week we alternate top and second choice.

Please bear in mind that if you are proposing a topic you should try and join the chat if it is chosen (though time zones can make that difficult). Please also note that the chat moderators do monitor the voting. There have been recent cases of block voting which has skewed and manipulated the polls. In such cases the votes will be disqualified and results of poll will be announced on our blog.

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”.

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!


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.

Please vote, if the poll doesn’t fully show up for you then please click on the link and it will take you to the poll page.

3 Responses

  1. Leo says:

    Happy New Year to #ELTchatters
    Since it’s a NEW year how about talking about NEW (novice, newly qualified) teachers and how they can be encouraged to develop professionally and get the support they need ?

  2. Ola Bakri says:

    New year’s resolutions as a teacher; what are you going to continue/ develop/ refrain doing in 2012?

  3. sue annan says:

    If you could recommend one particular webtool for the classroom, what would it be, and why?

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