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

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Next #ELTchat on Wednesday 1/2/2017 at 19:00 BST (and after one hour, slow and easy till the next day) 


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5 Responses

  1. shahana khan suggested this topic last week but we didn’t see it

    “What are the limits of classroom observations?”

  2. Angelos Bollas says:

    Davinna Artibey @DavinnaArtibey
    @angelos_bollas Thank you. “How can we design lessons that improve students’ listening skills rather than just test them?”

  3. I like the above idea about classroom observations and how we can use them (both as observer and observed) to improve our teaching. I also would like to see a topic around ELs and what we in the states have been calling “workforce development” (not sure what it might be called in other places) – a focus on certificates and preparation for immediate entry into the workforce rather than leading to university/4 year degrees. Thank you!

  4. Sara martin says:

    Hi! I’d like to suggest a tricky issue: “How to deal with native students in an EFL classroom?” It happens that in countries such as Spain there are expat British/Irish/American students who attend to state schools and they have EFL lessons.Of course it’d be better if during that period they attended some other lesson, but sadly this doesn’t happen too oten. So Some teachers make these students help them, as if they were assistants; others give them higher level materials, but usually they are not mature enough to cope with them…So, how can we cater for this diversity in a mixed ability group,with native students in it?

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