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How do you approach teaching one-to-one lessons? Share strategies, tips, techniques #ELTchat Summary 16/02/2011

Here is the summary for the second #ELTchat on 16.02.11 written by Ceri Jones (@cerirhiannon on Twitter) on her blog and reproduced here with her permission – Many thanks Ceri!   #eltchat summary – teaching one-to-one   This week’s eltchat session at 9pm was about strategies, tips and techniques for approaching one-to-one classes.  As always it was a…
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How Can We Activate Vocabulary and Get Our Students to Use It? – #ELTChat Summary 17/02/2011

Today’s ELTChat session at noon was all about vocabulary and how to activate it with students, in order for them to assimilate it and make use of it. Several interesting ideas circulated the Twitterstream, as always! So how do we activate vocabulary and get our students to use it? The ideas move among Young Learners and Older or Adult Learners, but you will…
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How do you teach writing? And how do you mark it? #ELTchat Summary 09/02/2011

The second #ELTchat on 2/2/2011 was “How do you teach writing and how do you mark it?”. Here is a summary written for us by Leahn Stanhope – @Fuertesun on Twitter – copied from her blog, Early EFL, and reproduced here with her permission.   How do you teach writing? And how do you mark it? by…
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Ways to develop learner autonomy – tips for learning outside class time. #ELTchat Summary 26/01/2011

Summary for this chat contributed by Vladimira Michalkova and first posted on her blog, Vladimira’s Blog. Vladimira is @vladkaslniecko on Twitter! Many thanks!!!!   26/01/2011 – Another great #ELTchat – Ways to develop learner autonomy – tips for learning outside class time.     “I never teach my students. I simply provide the situations in…
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The role and function of humour in the EFL class: from “Ha, ha!” to “Aha!” #ELTchat Summary 26/01/2012

26.01.2011 The first #ELTchat had humour in the ELT class as its main topic and I am really happy that David Dodgson offered to write this great summary which was first posted on David’s blog, Reflections of a Teacher and a Learner. David is@DaveDodgson on Twitter.       The role and function of humour in the…
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Motivating Teens to Use English (and not L1) in Class – #ELTchat Summary 19/01/2011

Last night’s #ELTchat was lively and full of ideas as usual, but, unfortunately, we have no transcript to show for it as the site we use, What the Hashtag seems to have been experiencing difficulties and most of the tweets were missing. If any of you of another similar website which collects hashtagged tweets for…
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To Test or not to Test? And if we don’t what then? – #ELTchat Summary 19/01/2011

This summary was kindly contributed by one of our #ELTchat followers, @SueAnnan   Many thanks for organising all the ideas so neatly, Sue! To Test or not to Test? And if we don’t what then? This was the subject of the 12GMT #ELTchat of 19th January 2011. 60 educators from around the world took part…
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Teaching English through songs in the digital age – #ELTchat summary 12/01/2011

This absolutely fantastic summary was contributed by Vicky Saumell on her blog in 4 consective posts which I have merged into one single post. As Viky herself remarks below in her post, it is an amazing collection of resources all shared by you, #ELTchatters! What a fantastic resource this has turned into! And thanks to…
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“Can translation (and translation tools) facilitate language learning and how can it be used to best effect” – a summary of eltchat 12/01/11

This summary has been copied from Shaun Wilden’s blog with his permission Wednesday afternoon’s #eltchat was on the use of translation. Over my teaching career this has been a topic that has often come up in development session. As a teacher as I have got more experienced I think I have gone from the draconian…
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Using songs in the EFL/ESL classroom – #ELTchat summary 12/01/2011

Here is an additional summary for the songs topic contributed by @fionamau – you may enjoy reading this one as she has included the IDs of those who suggested ideas or commented, so this one is a much more personal account! Many thanks for this! Using songs in the EFL/ESL classroom, or Rockband as a…
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