Author: Marisa Constantinides

A PLN for ELT Professionals

What about some new #ELTchat topics? We need your bright ideas.

Welcome back to all friends and followers of #ELTchat Just before our summer break, Sue and Fiona ran a great brainstorming #ELTchat where a lot of topics were suggested Here are a few which you might be interested in Young Learners One thread was suggestions on topics related to young learners – we haven’t had…
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To what extent is teaching just about personality? #ELTchat Summary for 27/03/2019

A collaborative summary written by trainee teachers at Université Grenoble Alpes DU Formation des formateurs programme This is the second time that trainee teachers from the Université Grenoble Alpes joined the #ELTchat. This time they also participated in the topic suggestion and voting process. Ten out of fourteen trainees attended the discussion and contributed to…
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#ELTchat topic ideas after the 2019 IATEFL Conference

#ELTchat is always inspired by the annual IATEFL Conference and one of the questions often reviewed at the conference is about the future of ELT. What will the future of ELT be like?  In 2013, Jun Liu told us that teachers in the future should 1) make constant and effective changes in their teaching practices…
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Project Based Learning – summary of #ELTchat in June 2018

The summary was written by Khalil Zakari – @kzakari on Twitter – and is reproduced here with his kind permission Introduction “Project-Based Learning” deservingly got the top vote on suggested topics list (June, 11th, 2018) @ELTchat. The chat started with a series of suggested tentative definitions of and thought-provoking questions about PBL as a formative…
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#ELTchat Playlist for January 2019

Hello everyone and Happy New Year from #ELTchat The #ELTchat hashtag is now well in its 8th year!!! Our call for topics has generated some great ideas amongst our members and here are some of them below! @haannaahmac suggested the topic “Learner autonomy for adults (tips and tricks)” which sounds very interesting although we have…
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Native and Non-Native Speaker Teachers an #ELTchat Summary 30/05/2018

This summary is posted rather late, possibly because it was in a new format which we tried to figure what to do with – but eventually we thought about it and decided why not post as is. After all, #ELTchat is responsive to its member requests and comments on what topic of ELT to cover,…
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Teacher Talk #ELTchat Summary 06/06/2018

“Teacher talk” is everything you say when you’re in the classroom.  There is a lot of research into the types and function of teacher talk and we have had two more chats about it – here they are:  Effective ways to minimize Teacher Talk Time and maximize Student Talk Time. Transcript Summary  If teachers talked less wouldn’t the…
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Good Language Learners and their Characteristics #ELTchat Summary 23/05/2018

This #ELTchat was created to review the knowledge gained from ‘good learner studies’ in the 80’s. From the word go, all the participants expressed objections as to the use of the term ‘good’ and suggested we use ‘effective’ – for the purposes of this summary, I shall leave the original title in place. This summary…
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#ELTchat Playlist for May & June 2018

                May 30th 2018 Topic     Based on a request by  Csilla Jaray-Benn @CsillaBenn who hopes to also introduce her trainee teachers to Twitter and hash tagged discussions:   Native and Non-Native Speaker Teachers.     Although we have held #ELTchats on some aspects of this topic in the…
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