What would YOU like to discuss next Wed (26/10, 7pm UK time) on #ELTchat?

A PLN for ELT Professionals

What would YOU like to discuss next Wed (26/10, 7pm UK time) on #ELTchat?

 #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 26/10/2016 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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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.

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5 Responses

  1. Matthew says:

    The popularity of the #TrumpELT hashtag makes me interested in discussing how we do/don’t deal with politics in our classrooms, especially during elections or other high-salience periods of time. If it feels vital, it can be tempting to “go there”. What’s your experience? How do you approach this? No mention, total avoidance? Controlled comment? Off-handed references? Or is your classroom political opinion-friendly?

  2. maria conca says:

    Hi all,
    Last week quite a few votes were cast for ‘Teaching communication’.Teaching the language and the way we actually use it to communicate is the hardest challenge-I find- especially for less experienced teachers.How about suggesting a related topic?I was thinking of ‘how to teach oral communication/conversation’

    Just a thought
    Thank you

  3. Fiona says:

    Maybe ‘How can we develop students’ digital literacies?’ as a follow-up to last week.

  4. Hi Maria, we have held several #ELTchats on the subject of speaking skills development but will try to include it as a conversational skills topic.

  5. maria conca says:

    Thanks, Marisa!Sounds great.

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