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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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To Test or not to Test? And if we don’t, what then? – transcript

Transcript for January 19, 2011 12:00 p.m. GMT 11:55 am ShellTerrell: RT @englishraven: 5 mins to #ELTChat folks… 1st topic is about testing. Should we? How should we? etc. Please join us! 11:55 am Marisa_C: RT @englishraven: 5 mins to #ELTChat folks… 1st topic is about testing. Should we? How should we? etc. Please join…
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What would you like to talk about on Wednesday January 19?

Top choice will be discussed at 12:00 GMT & 2nd choice at 21:00 GMT  

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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What would you like to talk about on Wednesday January 19?

Please post your topics, questions and comments below. Include topics which have not been covered already are relevant to ELT teachers and teaching forriegn languages are not attacks on individuals or institutions are simply and clearly expressed. The moderators of this website and #ELTchat reserve the right not to post comments or to include them…
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Teaching English through songs: activities, resources and benefits of using songs for teaching. (transcript)

Transcript for #ELTchat on Wednesday January 12 at 21:00 GMT 8:50 pm Marisa_C: 10 minutes to #ELTchat . Fasten seat belts please 8:50 pm iVenus: @Marisa_C sorry, re your tweet on #ELTchat about songs “Using music in world language performance assessment” 8:51 pm Marisa_C: @iVenus tell the world when #ELTchat begins please? 🙂 8:51 pm…
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Can translation (and translation tools) facilitate language learning and how can it be used to best effect?

 11:28 am Marisa_C: A short pre-reading before #ELTchat – transcript of interview with Guy Cook http://bit.ly/fRnlVg 🙂 11:28 am sandymillin: @Marisa_C #eltchat What, homework? 🙂 11:29 am Marisa_C: @sandymillin what? objectin? #eltchat 11:31 am sandymillin: @Marisa_C Nope, reading it now like a good girl 🙂 Model student you see! #eltchat 11:32 am russell1955: RT @Marisa_C:…
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What would you like to talk about on #ELTchat on January 12?

Top choice will be discussed at 21:00 GMT & 2nd choice at 12:00 GMT Find your own local time for each chat here for 12:00 London time and here for 21:00 London time.