What would you like to talk about on 19/03/14?

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What would you like to talk about on 19/03/14?

Vote for this week’s eltchat topic for Wednesday’s chat.

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The top choice in the poll will be discussed at 12 pm GMT  Wed 19 March

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Propose and join #ELTchat!

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. Cases of block voting are followed up and, in such a case, 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”.


Our Summaries & Transcripts Index

Check our summaries page to see if your idea has already been included in a past #ELTchat.

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!!!!


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 to edit or reword a topic or not to include in the poll if it does not follow the above guidelines.

Before you propose a topic, do please check the summaries page 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!


See you on #ELTchat on Wednesday!!!


6 Responses

  1. Kemparis Kostas says:

    Learning Orientated Assessment (LOA) is a new term that puts learning at the heart of all forms of assessment. A great many people argue for the need to realign our view of assessment by challenging familiar distinctions between “summative” and “formative” assessment. How does assessment data can be used to profile and monitor learners’ progress, informing teacher decision-making and planning and enabling students to engage in focused self-study?

  2. Martin says:

    Is that midday or midnight, UK time. At midday I”ll be teaching, but if it’s midnight I can join in at 7am Vietnam time.

  3. James says:

    Martin – that’s midday I’m afraid. The week after we’ll be chatting later, if that suits you better.

  4. Anthony Ash says:

    I’d like to discuss whether online CPD is a valid as face to face, especially if you don’t have a certificate to prove it.

  5. Janet Ragan says:

    The first time I used assistive technology with and ELL in a school I was told it is for the special education students, not ELL. That was a few years ago and I am hoping that thinking is passe now. I have been using word prediction, graphic organizers, text to speech software and even speech to text software with ELL and it has been very helpful. I am looking for opportunities to share this experience with others but not many people are using assistive technology with ELL. Recently became Google Qualified and finding there are SO many helpful tools like TextHelp which is a free extension. Listening to text read aloud with the words highlighted really benefits these students and adults…check it out.

  6. Janet. @JanetRagan1 – presume ELL means English language learners and Google Qualified is like ‘Google Certified Teacher’.. Would you be able to take part in the chat if your topic were to be chosen?

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