#ELTchat at the ELTons

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#ELTchat at the ELTons

ELTons Awards Nomination News

May 23, 2012


in Teacher Resources

We are very proud, pleased and honoured to be shortlisted in the nominations for an ELTons  award,
“the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in the field of English language teaching (ELT).”

For a whole week this blog will be celebrating the ELTons  award nomination and shortlisting of the #ELTchat website  and #ELTchat, a weekly online discussion on Twitter  followed by hundreds of educators around the globe.in the Innovation in Teacher Resources category. This weekly conversation has very quickly evolved and developed into a great sharing community with a wiki and a blog which we maintain to share knowledge, ideas and links in a series of

  • blog posts summarising the main chats
  • podcasts and videos containing interviews with colleagues, teachers and well-known authors on the topics of the weekly discussions.

The nomination is not for a product, but for content co-created through our conversations and the volunteer work of us, the moderators, and #ELTchat participants, who share their knowledge generously and freely, and by those of them who undertake to write up the summaries of these conversations, making them coherent, easier to read and accessible to all. It is those summaries, collected and presented together, that make all the difference and which have evolved into a formidable resource for teachers.

Some absolutely marvellous posts have been written up for the benefit of all who follow #ELTchat – and even for those who don’t follow but have discovered this treasure trove of ELT resources.

On May 23, 2012, during the awards ceremony in London, UK, which will be held at BMA House – the building of the British Medical Association, the winners will be announced and the shortlist includes some well known ELT professionals. We may or may not win, but we all feel very happy to have brought the first co-created content to this event!

Please click here to view this year’s nominees and categories. At 6.30 BST, the ceremony will be livestreamed and  Scott Thornbury will be presenting the awards. We will add the link to the livestream the day before and of course, we will tweet it and put it up on our Facebook group!

We hope some of you will be able to follow this great annual event for English Language Teaching and perhaps be inspired to join Twitter and follow this great online community of educators who offer their time voluntarily for Continuous Professional Development. If you would like to find out more about the topic, please follow the links below.

The #ELTchat Moderators


Shaun Wilden
Shelly Sanchez Terrell
Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto
Bernadette Wall
Marisa Constantinides

More updates when we have them!  

#ELTchats Summary Index

Here is a list of all of the eltchats which have ever taken place, including links to the transcripts and summaries where available. Please let us know if you would like to write a summary for chats which don’t already have one.

Read the summaries list

99,000 tweets and counting!

What is #ELTchat?


Every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. GMT and 21:00 p.m. GMT, a great number of ELT
teachers from all over the world log into their Twitter account and for one hour
they hold an online discussion (chat) on a topic they have selected. 


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Welcome to #ELTchat!


Hi there, and welcome to the #ELTchat website.  This is the central resource for all things relating to the #ELTchat
discussion sessions on Twitter.  Here you’ll find the chance to vote on topics for discussion, check out the archives of previous chat sessions, and read articles by guest bloggers on important themes in the ELT world.


The #ELTchat sessions will be on Wednesdays at 12:00 pm London time, at 21:00 pm London time and will last for one hour.


Read here to find out how you can follow #ELTchat on Twitter and how #ELTchat works.