Send us your topic proposals for next #ELTchat – Wed, 28/9/16 at 19.00 (UK time)

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Send us your topic proposals for next #ELTchat – Wed, 28/9/16 at 19.00 (UK time)

So #ELTchat kicks off every Wednesday at 7pm BST



Doesn’t stop at 8 p.m. BST!!! It turns into a slow burn chat and continues until the next day! 

So, send your suggestions and be part of the discussion! 

Add your suggestion as a comment below this post!

Next #ELTchat on Wednesday 28/09/2016 at 19:00 BST (and after one hour, slow and easy till the next day) 


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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Check out our Summaries & Transcripts Index

Make sure your idea has not already been discussed in the past. 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. 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! 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 & clearly expressed.

Editing your topic

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.

Come back & vote in our poll and join #ELTchat!

If you have proposed a topic, voted for it and participated in the chat, please volunteer to write the summary. You can post it on your blog (which will increase your blog traffic tremendously!) or send it to us by email and we will post it on the #eltchat blog for you!

10 Responses

  1. Marjorie Rosenberg says:

    For those starting off a new academic year, what do you do to prepare yourself? Tips, tricks, ideas, etc?

  2. How do you address your students and learn their names? Are ‘English names’ encouraged or forbidden?

  3. Giulia says:

    How do you create good rapport with and between your students in a new class?

  4. Fawzia says:

    Gaps and Missing Links Between Teaching Practices and Teaching Training

  5. Fawzia says:

    Importance of writing lesson plans

  6. Maria Conca says:

    Recording new vocabulary & learning strategies

  7. Maria and Fawzia – we have covered these topics extensively – please check our summary page and search

  8. Maria Conca says:

    Oops, sorry. Though I did search the list before submission.No matches found. If you could recommend a chat summary where new ideas to get Ss to record vocabulary were mentioned, that would be great.Thanks.

  9. In truth there isn’t one totally dedicated to this topic aspect – happy to include in our poll then

  10. Maria Conca says:

    Thanks, Marisa. The idea came up to me when I read a few posts on vocabulary lists to teach vocabulary and I thought ‘there must be more that we can do to teach vocab than just compiling lists’. Two minutes later I had run out of ideas.I’m sure ELtchat will be chance to get more practical ideas on the topic!

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