Month: May 2013

A PLN for ELT Professionals

Techniques and Tips for teaching large classes – An #ELTchat Summary (20/02/13)

Okay, I’m happy to hold my hand up and admit that this topic was my suggestion. My daughter is about to start teaching in China, and her classes will contain around 40 students each. Not able to give her advice from my own experience, I turned to the experts who take part in #ELTchat on twitter every…
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Materials Evaluation – An #Eltchat Summary (20/02/13)

The topic this week was: Materials evaluation: What would be your top tips for effectively evaluating materials for language teaching? What do you look for? What do you avoid? What influences your decisions in using or not using a given material?   When we evaluate materials, we inevitably ask lots of questions. Turns out discussion…
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Essential/key tech resources in a developing teacher’s toolbox – An #eltchat summary (13/03/13)

So, you are a teacher, looking for some on-line CPD (Continuous Professional Development)… Where do you start?   I would like to recommend #ELTchat, which takes place on twitter each Wednesday at either 12.00GMT or 21.00 GMT. There you will find many English Language Teaching professionals happily sharing knowledge and experience. The subject of this Wednesday…
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The Flipped Classroom – an #ELTChat Summary

This is a summary of an #ELTChat that took place on the 24th April, 9pm BST. We discussed flipped classrooms in language teaching. If you’re keen to find out more about #ELTChat, visit the website and join the discussion every Wednesday! 1. What the Flip? – Defining a flipped language classroom Rather than having the basic terms…
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Lessons from Failure – an #ELTchat Blog Challenge

At IATEFL Liverpool this year, there was special session where presenters were invited to come along and speak about the times in their life when things hadn’t gone as well as expected. The aim of the evening, as described on the IATEFL website was as follows: This IATEFL Failure Fest will focus on innovation in language…
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