What would you like to talk about on Wednesday January 16?

A PLN for ELT Professionals

What would you like to talk about on Wednesday January 16?

Please vote for this week’s chat.

The top choice in the poll will be discussed at 21.00 GMT and the 2nd choice at 12.00 GMT.


Each week we alternate top and second choice.



photo by @Marisa_C from IATEFL party in Glasgow 2012

How to Choose a Topic

Before you propose a topic, do please check the summaries index on this blog or go to the #ELTchat wiki and click on the Transcripts link 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!

Our Summaries & Transcripts Index

Here you can find links to all the transcripts and summaries available

Click here to find it or look for it on the pages menu on the right hand side.

Read those great posts which we have collected and make sure you visit the pages of the bloggers who contributed them too!!!!r topics which we “have done”.

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.


How to suggest your Topic

Please write your topic suggestion in a comment below this post!


How to Participate in #ELTchat

  1. You must have a twitter account. If you don’t, create one and put teacher or educator in your profile. Let people know you are a colleague.
  2. Type #ELTchat in your search box and save that search – you will then be able to see and respond to all the tweets during a chat or at any other time.
  3. Make sure you include the hashtag ‘#ELTchat’ in every one of your tweets, otherwise #ELTchatters will not be able to see your comment or responses
  4. Stay on topic while using the hashtag – if making comments on other topics do not use the #ELTchat hashtag
  5. Do not post irrelevant links to the topic being discussed during a chat

Proposed Topics & Voting

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 have skewed and manipulated the polls. In such cases the votes will be disqualified and results of poll will be announced on our blog.

 Offer to write a Summary

A great number of bloggers have made our summaries page and this blog the incredible resource which many teachers consult for ideas and inspiration.

Writing an #ELTchat summary is a great service to the #ELTchat community of ELT educators who follow it.

Writing a summary for #ELTchat will give your blog a great boost in traffic and comments – this is great, especially if you are a new blogger!

In recognition of this, #ELTchat moderators have decided to award special badges to these bloggers.

Get one for yourself too!

We look forward to seeing you online!




10 Responses

  1. Hope we will have a chat about creativity!

  2. chris wilson says:

    “bring and share lunch” – share your favourite 5-10 minute activity.
    P.s faten we did have a chat about creativity (but more focused on teacher creativity not student creativity)

  3. Amelie Silvert says:

    How about
    2013. The teacher specie has gone extinct.
    Welcome the Collaborationmaker or how to shift from class walls to global connections.

  4. Dr Abdolreza Pazhakh says:

    As you have suggested, I will be ready for a scientific chat on ELT.

  5. Alper Darici says:

    We should rediscover the role experiential language learning which technology has buried in Elt junk.

  6. Marjorie Rosenberg says:

    What are you going to try out in 2013 that you have been thinking about doing for awhile?

  7. Rose Bard says:

    I am still finding my away around the website and the wiki and just got an idea of topics that has been discussed. Couldn’t check them all. So, I don’t know if something like this had been proposed before.

    What is a learner-centered classroom like?

  8. Mariana Manolova says:

    1.What makes a teacher great? How far is it from being only a good teacher?
    2.Do we educate the mind forgetting the heart?

  9. Mariana Manolova says:

    Do we educate the heart forgetting the heart?

  10. Marisa says:

    Qualities of good teachers have already been discussed if you check the summaries page

    Will try your angle soon but at the moment we have enough topics

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