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#ELTchat Summaries posted in 2010
Addressing taboo subjects in the classroom #ELTchat Summary 06/10/2010
This is the summary of an #ELTchat from October 2010 - at that time we had not introduced chat summaries to this blog. Here it is kindly contributed by Ty Kendall, @TyKendall on Twitter. Many thanks, Ty! The chat began with a call to define what subjects are considered to be taboo.
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.
The role and function of humour in the EFL class: from "Ha, ha!" to "Aha!" Summary
Possibly one of the most difficult aspects of a foreign language to get to grips with is humour. Word plays, double meanings, intonation, setting and aspects of culture all have an impact on whether a situation is viewed as 'funny' or not and deciphering all the clues can be difficult.
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! This was the subject of the 12GMT #ELTchat of 19th January 2011. 60 educators from around the world took part in the discussion and many others followed the chat.
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!
"Can translation (and translation tools) facilitate language learning and how can it be used to best effect" - a summ...
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.
Convincing colleagues that online professional development (PD) is as effective as face-to-face - summary for #ELTcha...
Tell them about all the amazing people you meet / blogs you read / ideas you get / fun you have. Highlight how much you can learn in how little time. A big problem is where to start: blogs may be less overwhelming than Twitter.
Principles when preparing your own teaching materials - a summary
For today's chats, we were fortunate to have had one of our fellow #ELTchatters offer to write a summary of the main points from the transcripts. I suggested this as there were quite a few new followers who mentioned that it is sometimes difficult to follow the transcript - there are so many retweets, it's true!
How much does taking part in webinars & workshops actually change ways of doing things in the classroom #ELTchat Summ...
This summary was contributed by Yitzha Sarwono @yitzhasarwono and is published here with her permission (and many thanks!) A webinar, or web seminar, is a presentation, lecture , workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the web with the internet as the 'magic' making it all happen.
Summary of the #eltchat on Mixed Abilities
This is the summary of the #eltchat on Wednesday 24 th February. The topic was teaching Mixed ability classes The early part of the discussion was centred on the definition of the mixed ability, with chatters suggesting things such as - It's all sorts - different levels/ different needs / different mixtures - Different levels of achievement or different levels is a different issues - Also classes where some are very strong in writing while others are much stronger in speaking - So same level just different abilities?
How do you deal with fossilized errors and help students improve their accuracy? #ELTchat Summary 23/02/2011
Many thanks for tidying up and organising the comments made in the tweets as it was an especially difficult day for Twitter, for Tweetdeck as well as for our transcript aggregator! #ELTchat 23rd February 12pm by Michelle Worgan This afternoon's #ELTchat was on a topic that I thought would be a difficult one to discuss.
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! This week's eltchat session at 9pm was about strategies, tips and techniques for approaching one-to-one classes.
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 to lead students to do international cultural exchange, where are the resources and lesson planning - An #ELTChat...

Last Wednesday's evening session of #ELTChat focused on what a lot of educators (including myself) consider to be an important element to teach - leading students to international cultural exchange - and how to plan for these lessons and find resources. The material that came out of this ELTChat is so useful for educators who...


How can you teach Business English with minimal experience of being in the business world

RT @ShellTerrell: For the next hour my tweets dedicated to #ELTChat join us as we talk about teaching Business Eng with minimal experience in business world

Summary of the 12/10/2011 #eltchat on "Detailed paper-based lesson planning: pros and cons"

Welcome to this week's summary of the 12.00 BST #eltchat! The topic this week was "Detailed paper-based lesson planning: pros and cons." (For anyone who is not yet aware of it: #eltchat is a Twitter-based discussion that takes place every Wednesday at 12.00 and 21.00 BST/GMT (when the clocks change).