What would you like to talk about on 19 December?

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What would you like to talk about on 19 December?


If you have an idea for a topic for Wednesday’s chat then leave it as a comment on the blog and we’ll include it in the poll once voting starts on Monday.

The top choice in the poll will be discussed at 1200 GMT and the 2nd choice at 21.00 GMT.

Each week we alternate top and second choice.

@Marisa_C took this photo at the airport in Sofia – spring 2012


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.

Since we started #ELTchat in September 2010, 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 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!

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7 Responses

  1. Lizzie Pinard says:

    Using spoken narrative esp. anecdotes (apparently most common genre of storytelling to occur in casual conversation!) in the language classroom. Most effective ways to do this? Benefits? Disadvantages? What do learners find difficult about it? How can we help them overcome the difficulties?

  2. My suggestion for a talk this coming week:

    1. How did you get into teaching and do you see yourself in the profession in another 10 years?
    2. Do you have any teaching related New Year Resolutions for 2013?
    3. What has been the most rewarding aspect in your teaching career for 2012?

    Many thanks.

    Martin (ELT Experiences)

  3. I’d like to put Naomi Epstein’s (@naomishema) suggestion from last week to the vote again:

    How can we help & support colleagues new to edtech without ending up doing all the work for them?

    The full topic as Naomi suggested:
    How to help colleagues get “on board ” with edtech tools while being respectful AND patient? Also, how to assist with that without becoming the one who does things FOR the colleagues?

  4. sueannan says:

    working with large classes. How to keep everyone engaged when working with classes of 40 or more kids.

  5. DaveDodgson says:

    Gamification – a useful innovation for language learning or just a fad?

  6. chris wilson says:

    How to start a new term with a bang! Tips, ideas and activities for the first lesson back after a holiday.

  7. Mariana Manolova says:

    Do we educate the mind or the heart?

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