Propose a topic for the 14th of January – The First Chat of 2015!

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Propose a topic for the 14th of January – The First Chat of 2015!

Propose a topic for the 14th of January – The First Chat of 2015!

Right here – below the post, as a comment!


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Next #ELTchat on Wednesday 14/01 at 12:00 BST


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If you are proposing a topic, please make every effort to join the chat if your topic is chosen. You can find out information about how to follow an #ELTchat here. 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”.


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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.



Editing your topic


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8 Responses

  1. Sandy Millin says:

    A couple of ideas:
    What support do new teachers need in their first year and how can we provide it?
    What is the role of controlled practice exercises in the classroom? How can we make it more interesting?
    What is the best way to exploit authentic materials?
    Hope to make it to the next few chats 🙂

  2. Just checking, is my idea of an ELT-related new Year’s resolution still an option?

  3. Anthony Ash says:

    I love all of these suggestions and would happily discuss them all!

  4. What is the future of ELT published materials? Will wikis (and other relevant platforms) replace them completely? Will each teacher become a coursebook author?

  5. All is possible, Marjorie – I don’t see why not!!!! 😀

  6. Mackey says:

    Please suggest how to break this vicious cycle for newly certified CELTA teachers (or any for that matter)-

    No experience without job, no job without experience, no grip on grammar without job and experience. If you’re a native speaker, grammar can be a problem, if you’re non- native, well that’s a whole new level of problem.

  7. All good suggestions Sandy

  8. We’ve had a few #ELTchats on coursebooks but I guess they always interest teachers, especially new teachers so let’s go for your topic @Angelosbollas

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