Month: February 2012

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#ELTchat Interview – Carol Read running for IATEFL President

I was very happy that Carol Read was so easy to persuade and eager to talk to #ELTchat followers! This interview was done in one go and it may not be the best in terms of the technical set up but Carol’s great persona shines through my poor videtaping skills and she has poise and…
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IPA: The theory and beyond. Is knowing the IPA essential? Do you use phonemic script in class? Why or why not? #ELTchat Summary 22/02/2012

Full title of #ELTchat on February 22nd 12.P.M. GMT   This summary was contributed by Rachel Appleby, alias @rapple18 Introduction   Dealing with pronunciation in the classroom is one of those things that comes naturally to some, is consciously avoided by others, and is a bit of a bête noir for a few. We know these…
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Monitoring, Feedback and Debriefing: When and how to do it in class #ELTchat Summary 15/02/2012

The #ELT chat topic on Wednesday, 15th February was on Monitoring, Feedback and Debriefing: when and how to do it. These issues in teaching are of equal importance just as practising any other skill in class. As this could be a sensitive issue, the teacher has to be really careful how she approaches the students…
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How to help students remember and reuse functional language #ELTchat Summary 01/02/2012

This is a summary of the #eltchat which took place at 12noon GMT on Wednesday 1st February, 2012.  Thanks to Andrea Wade, alias @worldteacher for posting it on her blog World Teacher and giving us permission to repost here.  Summary – Remembering & Reusing Functional Language I was joining the chat for the first time since…
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How can we focus language teaching more at discourse level rather than sentence level? #ELTchat Summary 04/01/2012

Somewhat delayed, this is a double-barrel summary where two different #ELTchatters contributed at different times. The first one was kindly contributed by Patrick Andrews alias @PatrickAndrews  and the second one by David Pietre alias @tefkgeek on his blog TEFLGEEK! Thanks Patrick and David!!! Summary 1 by Patrick Andrews The discussion started with definitions of discourse.   @MarisaC…
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Critical Thinking in Teacher Development – Summary of #ELTchat on 08/02/2012

Summary of #eltchat 8th Feb: Critical Thinking in Teacher Development by Damian Williams     First and foremost, I should ‘fess up’ about my motives in participating in #eltchat this morning (my time, anyway). have just submitted my proposal for a talk at the 13th Braz-TESOL national convention in my home town of Rio de Janeiro…
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What steps are part of the process of designing a syllabus? What knowledge & skills do teachers need? Summary of #ELTchat 25/01/2012

Summary of #ELTchat on January 25th 2012, 21.00 P.M. GMT By Toula Sklavou/@toulasklavou I recently completed and passed my Delta Module 3 assignment which involved designing a syllabus for a one-to-one exam prep course, so I felt that I would be able to contribute to this #ELTchat in a positive way and share my research…
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How do you use mobile devices in the classroom? Tips, apps, best practices #ELTchat Summary 11/01/2012

Summary contributed by Shaun Wilden, #ELTchat moderator and posted on his blog AppedELT     This is the summary of eltchat on 11.01.2012 on the topic of m-learning. As a lot of the people taking part seemed to have got an ipad from Santa, the chat was very smart device orientated with lots of apps…
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