We’re back for the first #ELTchat of 2017. Next Wednesday (11/1) at 19.00GMT. Send us your proposals.

A PLN for ELT Professionals

We’re back for the first #ELTchat of 2017. Next Wednesday (11/1) at 19.00GMT. Send us your proposals.

 #ELTchat kicks off every Wednesday at 7pm UK time



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 11/1/2017 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”.

Time zones

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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!

Or vote on our Twitter Poll

It will be on twitter and reposted below this line

5 Responses

  1. Damian Beneyto says:

    Hi! I’m new here, so I apologize in advance if the topic below has already been proposed or discussed. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make it on the 11th, but I think a great topic would be “how to deal with reading tasks in an active and entertaining way”. I use different methods, but I’d love to hear new ideas from other experienced teachers. Thank you!

  2. Giulia says:

    A relevant, practical topic I’d like to discuss is time management for teachers. How to find the right balance to ensure high-quality teaching while also finding time for your personal life and family.

  3. #ELTwhiteboard is a hashtag for people to share pics of their classroom whiteboards. It’s a form of “unseen observation”. In what other ways can we use online tools to do this, easily sharing aspects of otherwise “unseen” lessons?

  4. Gemma says:


    Work-life balance and burn-out? Loosely connected to Giulia’S suggestion as I don’t think it’s *just* a matter of managing your time.

    That’s it from me for now ^^


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