Tag: Teaching Methods

A PLN for ELT Professionals

If you could recommend one particular webtool for the classroom, what would it be, and why? #ELTchat Summary 29/02/2012

This is the summary of the second #eltchat on Wednesday 29th February. To find out exactly what #eltchat is, click here. (Since this post is full of links which may change/move at a later date, please let me know if any of them are broken. Thanks!) “IF YOU COULD RECOMMEND ONE PARTICULAR WEBTOOL FOR THE CLASSROOM, WHAT WOULD…
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How to combine F2F and online learning in blended courses? #ELTChat Summary 25/04/2012

    This summary first appeared on Eduardo Sandos’s blog, ELT Bakery, and was reporoduced here with his kind permission. May 2, 2012     The topic of last Wednesday’s evening #ELTChat on April 25 was How to combine face-to-face and online learning in blended courses? The experience with blended learning varied quite a lot among participants, which…
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IPA: The theory and beyond. Is knowing the IPA essential? Do you use phonemic script in class? Why or why not? #ELTchat Summary 22/02/2012

Full title of #ELTchat on February 22nd 12.P.M. GMT   This summary was contributed by Rachel Appleby, alias @rapple18 Introduction   Dealing with pronunciation in the classroom is one of those things that comes naturally to some, is consciously avoided by others, and is a bit of a bête noir for a few. We know these…
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How to help students remember and reuse functional language #ELTchat Summary 01/02/2012

This is a summary of the #eltchat which took place at 12noon GMT on Wednesday 1st February, 2012.  Thanks to Andrea Wade, alias @worldteacher for posting it on her blog World Teacher and giving us permission to repost here.  Summary – Remembering & Reusing Functional Language I was joining the chat for the first time since…
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Reflective Practice in ELT: The What, Why, and How – #ELTchat Summary 23/11/2011

This is a summary of the #Eltchat from 23/11/2011 at 2100 (GMT). It was contributed by Dale Coulter (@dalecoulter on Twotter) and first appeared on his blog Language Moments – it is reproduced here with his kind permission. Thank you very much, Dale!  Reflective Practice in ELT: The What, Why, and How   The theme of…
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Reading Aloud – Useful or a Waste of Time? #ELTchat Summary 21/09/2011

This summary was contributed by Yitzha Sarwono (@yitzhasarwono on Twitter) and posted on her blog   It is reproduced here with her kind permission and our thanks!   For all the curious minds and ELT Enthusiasts out there (as myself too), Wednesday would be one of those day to be looking forward too. Not just because it’s…
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How can we keep our learners engaged in receptive skills lessons? #ELTchat Summary 21/09/11

Summary contributed by Antonia Clare – @antoniaclare on Twitter – Many thanks from all #ELTchat followers!   Having established first of all that receptive skills = listening and reading, the first issue debated was whether it is really appropriate to bunch the two skills together (as they actually require different approaches).  However, it was decided…
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Promoting Critical Thinking – Summary of #ELTchat July 14, 2011

This is the summary of the #ELTchat on July 14, 2011, contributed by Valeria Benevolo Franca, @vbenevolofrancaon Twitter.  First posted on her blog, Valéria´s Blog, it is reposted here with her kind permission.    Promoting Critical Thinking – Summary   Last Wednesday many of us came together to discuss the very challenging issue of promoting critical…
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Revisiting Dogme – Thoughts After IATEFL & the DOGME Symposium #ELTchat Summary 27/04/2011

This summary was contributed by James Taylor – @theteacherjames on Twitter – and was first posted on his blog. It is rerpoduce here with his permission. Thank you James!   Unfamiliar with the terms Dogme or teaching unplugged? Try this article.     Ever since the term was first appropriated by Scott Thornbury back in…
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Is CLIL the latest bandwagon and should we be wary of jumping on? #ELTCHAT summary 13/04/2011

Ty is   @TyKendall on Twitter and this summary was first posted on his blog “Not another teaching Blog“ Summary   Perhaps one of the more unusual ELT chats in that nobody seemed to agree on anything, we were unable to reach a consensus on a satisfactory conceptual definition and the effects of IATEFL were felt…
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