Tag: Teaching Methods

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Achieving a balance between competition and collaboration in the YL classroom – an #ELTchat summary (30/01/13)

Many thanks to Noreen Lam who contributed this summary. You can follow her on Twitter here.      On Wednesday January 30, we kicked off an #ELTchat session at 21.00GMT talking about achieving a balance between competition and collaboration in the YL classroom.  I was extra excited since this was something that I had been mulling…
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How can you make teaching useful for reluctant young learners? #ELTChat summary 04/12/2012

Summary contributed by Tamas Lorincz – @tamaslorincz  on Twitter and is reproduced here from his blog with his kind permission.  What to do with Demotivated Young Learners   I have always wanted to write one of these summaries for the selfish reason that I was certain that this is the best way to have a…
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How to teach idiomatic expressions #ELTchat Summary 21/11/2012

This summary was hosted as a guest post on Lesley Cioccarelli’s blog and is reproduced here with her kind permission.   by Carolyn Kerr @KerrCarolyn “To teach or not to teach. That is the question, isn’t it?” When it comes to deciding what to teach and what to give a wide berth, idioms, inversions and even question…
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If Teachers Talked Less…. #ELTchat Summary 31/10/2012

This post was first published on Sharon Noseley’s brand new blog!!! It is reproduced here with her kind permission  Welcome to the blogosphere, Sharon!!!  The full title of the #ELTchat was  “If teachers talked less wouldn’t students speak English more?”   Summary To launch my blog, I have shared a copy of the #ELTchat summary…
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How important is Creativity in the Classroom? #ELTchat Summary 10/10/2012

First of all I’d like to thank everyone who chose this topic…my topic  I have regularly suggested topic over the last year or so but this was the first one that people actually selected (and as the first choice) so thank you very much. Right on with the summary. This choice was inspired by two articles…
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Teaching vocabulary – #ELTchat summary 19/09/2012

This summary was contributed by Andrea Wade on her blog and is reproduced here with her kind permission. 12noon BST on Wednesday 19th September, 2012. The full title of the chat was: ‘How should we approach vocabulary teaching and learning?  Is there a place for rote learning?  What is the current thinking about it?’   I have to…
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The Silent Way, Suggestopaedia, TPR and other ‘designer’ methods: what are they and what can we learn from them? #ELTchat Summary 12/09/2012

  In the 70s there was a positive rush of so-called designer methods for learning language. The first part of our #ELTChat on 12th September 2012 at 12pm was mainly concerned with clarifying exactly what some of these methods involved. For the sake of clarity I have prepared a brief overview of what I understand about…
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The Next Big Thing – what is it? Is ELT becoming a fad-driven profession #ELTchat Summary 20/06/2012

Fads, trends and robots taking over the world!  This is a summary of the #eltchat held at 12noon BST on Wednesday 20th June, 2012.  The full title of the chat was:   ‘The Next Big Thing – what is it?  Is ELT becoming a fad-driven profession?’ I have to admit that I wasn’t particularly inspired…
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Is 1-2-1 teaching intrinsically better for students than being in a group? #ELTchat Summary 06/06/2012

This summary was contributed by Rachael Roberts – alias @teflerinha – on her blog elt-resourceful and is reproduced here with her kind permission. Thank you Rachael!    Is 1-2-1 teaching intrinsically better for students than being in a group?   Background to the question   This is a summary of the lively ELTChat on this subject,…
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Do ELT Publishers have too much influence or do they lag behind the times? #ELTchat Summary 16/05/2012

This summary was contributed by Michael Griffin and first appeared on his blog ELT Rants, Reviews & Reflections. It is reproduced here with his kind permission.   The Summary  The lively and, dare I say inspiring, chat took place on May 16th, 2012 at 12:00 pm BST and was expertly moderated by @rliberni, @Shaunwilden, and @Marisa_C. The question we…
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