What would you like to talk about on September 18? Please vote!!!

A PLN for ELT Professionals

What would you like to talk about on September 18? Please vote!!!

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Please complete this survey about #ELTchat times


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Please take this online survey - we will keep sharing it for the next two or three weeks

Please take this online survey – we will keep sharing it for the next two or three weeks

You can access it here

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! Once the topics have been suggested we’ll poll the #ELTchat community and the top two choices will; be discussed.  On the 18th the top choice will be discussed at 21.00 and 2nd choice at 12.oo (UK time)


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”.


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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!


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10 Responses

  1. David Petrie says:

    I’m not sure if this would work for a whole chat or not, but I’m interested in finding out about the different ‘Learning Management Systems’ (online or offline) that people use or have found effective.

  2. Marisa says:

    I think that’s a very good topic – I have used a variety and would be happy to discuss them

  3. Teaching casual conversation skills

  4. Marisa says:

    You mean small talk Leslie?

  5. Micaela says:

    Since we’re at the beginning of the school year, maybe we could discuss and share ideas about fundamental topics such as exploiting a written text or introducing and using the phonetic alphabet.

  6. I don’t know if I can make either chat on Wed but I would second David Petrie’s suggestion, as I have just had to learn one for my new job. We did a similar chat back in Nov 2011 – http://bit.ly/1aNbDm9 – on Virtual Learning Environments – but it could do with an update. Don’t think we’ve done one specifically on effective (or otherwise) LMS.

  7. Marisa, probably, but that may depend on what you mean by ‘small talk’. 🙂
    I didn’t want to narrow it too much, but the types of things I was thinking of would include:
    – Improving ability to take part in natural conversations (esp in social and workplace contexts)
    – moving from using scripted chunks to being able to deal with topic changes
    I’m not thinking of lower levels, but don’t want to restrict what others might be interested in.

  8. Marisa says:

    OK Lesley, thanks for clarification – helps when I formulate the topic 🙂

  9. Marisa says:

    Micaela, thanks for suggestions but we have run different chats on reading or using the IPA – please check the summaries

  10. Marisa says:

    @Micaela – had a closer look and we haven’t done a general introduction to teaching reading – will add to the poll

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