Category Archives: #eltchat

Is this flippin’ worth it?

shared by carterse on flickr under a creative commons licence In this post I want to look back at a series of activities I used with my beginners class last year with a couple of questions in mind.  First some … Continue reading

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a learning experiment

thanks to Bob Doran on flickr for his light experiment Earlier today the twitter-based #eltchat group were discussing experiences of, and opinions about, some “alternative” teaching techniques, namely the Silent Way, TPR (Total Physical Response) and Suggestopedia. I mentioned a method … Continue reading

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eltchat – change of address

Various commitments, both personal and professional have kept me away from my blog and other online activities for almost four months.  The usual – classes, deadlines, family visits, kids’ holidays.  And I think I would probably have kept away until … Continue reading

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#eltchat summary : dealing with failure

This is a summary of the #eltchat that took place at  12pm GMT on November 30 2011. How to Deal with Students who are about to Fail Chatters from a range of backgrounds and contexts, business English classes, private language … Continue reading

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eltchat summary : affective & effective teaching

After three months of clashing schedules, last week I was finally able to return to #eltchat (if you don’t know what it is, please scroll to the bottom of the summary).  And not only did I attend both chats  (well … Continue reading

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#eltchat summary – teaching one-to-one

This week’s eltchat session at 9pm was about strategies, tips and techniques for approaching one-to-one classes.  As always it was a great conversation and it really amazed me, looking back over the transcript, how much ground we managed to cover … Continue reading

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