Suggest a topic for #eltchat on 05.02.14
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This Wednesday #eltchat is at 12pm GMT
If you have an idea for a topic for Wednesday’s chat then leave it as a comment below this post and we’ll include it in the poll once voting starts on Monday. Since we now only have one chat a week, we’ll add the unsuccessful topics from the previous week to poll.
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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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Suggested #ELTchat topic: “That Sinking Feeling” – How teachers feel after a ‘bad lesson’ and how they transform failures (or don’t) into progress…(I think we can all profoundly relate, as teachers, to those sometimes really dark feelings when things don’t seem to be going so well!). How to we manage this disappointment/exhaustion/frustration when it hits us (often after a lesson that didn’t go well)?
Can I renominate the topic I added last week about how learner autonomy looks in the YL /teen classroom…? 🙂
How about “Use of students’ mother tongue in the EFL classroom: taboo or just good sense?” It seems there’s some revival of acceptance of using Ss’ own language in teaching a foreign language, of integrating translation into L2 acquisition, and of questioning the ‘all Englis, all the time’ direct method. How can we help tchrs integrate Ss’ L1 into L2 learning in a principled way?
I see that most topics have been covered!
I have an issue with reinforcing correct use of structures in my learners.I’m quick to help them develop confidence, and motivating enough for them to use whatever it is that they know of the language, and the structure that we’re dealing with in that session. But the next session sees them making the same errors . Would be keen to know how to work on error correction with fossilized habits!
Tarveen, keep this topic on ice until next week 🙂
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