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Working with a rolling programme

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Marisa_C 2017-05-10T17:59:42 Anyone who teaches 'rolling classes with new Ss joining in every week, join us and share your experiences, issues & Solutions #ELTchat 1'
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:01:54 It isn't easy to integrate new students. especially when the old sts roll their eyes at the GTKY stuff each week #eltchat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:02:33 @SueAnnan Why would they roll their eyes? #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:03:26 Because they get bored #eltchat Even having different material to use weekly doesn't make a big difference #ELTchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:03:40 Because they are on a rolling course :-D #eltchat https://t.co/t721jQp9Ns
seburnt 2017-05-10T18:03:44 @angelos_bollas @SueAnnan Hi there - Will try to chat a bit #eltchat but in a meeting. :)
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:03:58 @SueAnnan I thought they would like meeting new people :) #eltchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:04:38 @SueAnnan What's GTKY pls? get to know you? guess they are blase by week two #eltchat
GlenysHanson 2017-05-10T18:04:45 Hi there! I have experience with students inegrating an intensive class 1/2 days late, but not "rolling  classes". Is it the same? #ELTchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:04:51 @angelos_bollas An existing group is fine if they haven't been together long but otherwise they don't like adding new peeps #eltchat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:05:15 @SueAnnan I see... #eltchat
fionaljp 2017-05-10T18:05:30 @Marisa_C Yes, I am at the moment #eltchat Hi Marisa
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:05:34 Question to think abt - what can a T do from DAY ONE to prepare for rolling eyes? #ELTChat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:05:37 @Marisa_C Yes. and I have several ways of trying to keep it fresh #ELTchat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:05:47 What is the rationale for having a 'rolling admission' course? #eltchat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:05:55 RT @Marisa_C: Question to think abt - what can a T do from DAY ONE to prepare for rolling eyes? #ELTChat
fionaljp 2017-05-10T18:06:51 @SueAnnan @angelos_bollas Maybe good to make them aware at enrolment? #eltchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:06:53 Ι guess agents sell courses by the week #ELTChat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:06:59 @angelos_bollas shrugs shoulders. I suppose it's when Europeans have holidays. Not tidy start and finish points #eltchat
fionaljp 2017-05-10T18:07:42 @Marisa_C Let them know at enrolment #eltchat
seburnt 2017-05-10T18:07:50 Business: money? #eltchat https://t.co/Bonh1M5sMh
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:08:02 I would guess you need a very large matetials bank - topically organised by theme? #ELTChat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:08:27 @seburnt lol - what i said in Greek :-) #eltchat
fionaljp 2017-05-10T18:08:29 @seburnt Yes, & flexibility #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:08:30 @fionaljp @angelos_bollas we do. But enrollment always tells them to negotiate needs with T, and sometimes they wan… https://t.co/Vzclb9cdKT
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:09:12 @Marisa_C absolutely. Been building one for many years #ELTchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:09:15 Let them know and kind of 'sell this' as a wonderful international networking experience? #eltchat https://t.co/Xz1guKV0OY
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:09:17 @Marisa_C Maybe: give them a task, e.g. complete a journal with profiles of as many students as possible.. update t… https://t.co/fKtFntCSTr
GlenysHanson 2017-05-10T18:09:34 @Marisa_C I used to tell group at the beginning that people would arrive later so they were prepared to welcome late-comers. #ELTchat
fionaljp 2017-05-10T18:09:49 @SueAnnan @angelos_bollas Aha, yes, I see - ideal for reviewing and reflection though? #eltchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:10:06 Have a competition - winners is whoever has the most friends on the same class #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:10:23 @fionaljp @angelos_bollas and eye rolling :-) #eltchat Especially if they are FRench
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:10:33 @GlenysHanson Get them to be mentors of newbs? #ELTChat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:10:50 @SueAnnan @fionaljp hahahaha #eltchat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:10:58 RT @Marisa_C: @GlenysHanson Get them to be mentors of newbs? #ELTChat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:11:09 @Marisa_C @GlenysHanson could do, but often they don't have the language level  #eltchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:11:24 Have indivi tutorials at various points with 'grammar clinic, the doctor is in' (used to do that with my Ss) #ELTChat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:11:56 @Marisa_C explain please? #ELTchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:12:54 mmm - give class self access box or server or website to choose what they want to do & u run a lang clinic for ind Ss #ELTChat
GlenysHanson 2017-05-10T18:13:08 @SueAnnan @Marisa_C A smile is enough to welcome them. Various ways to explain to deb what's going to happen. #ELTchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:13:58 if mixed levels (which most likely) allow them to self place self? #ELTChat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:14:00 RT @Marisa_C: mmm - give class self access box or server or website to choose what they want to do & u run a lang clinic for ind Ss #ELTChat
fionaljp 2017-05-10T18:14:08 Any communicative activity can be a GTKY don’t you think? #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:14:12 @GlenysHanson @Marisa_C Yes I agree. They always have a smile from me and I do my best to integrate them, but sts are unpredictable #ELTchat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:14:28 @fionaljp Agreed! #ELTchat
TheodoreLalos 2017-05-10T18:14:40 Money seems to be always up front! Few months ago, I started an CLIL class and somewhere in the mid-term I had some newcomers!  #ELTChat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:14:48 @Marisa_C Mine are not usually mixed by level, but by nationality #ELTchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:15:26 @TheodoreLalos How did you handle it with the old sts? #ELTchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:17:15 @pjgallantry Enjoy and hope you understand what he has to say! :-D #ELTchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:18:22 @sandymillin @SueAnnan @LizziePinard Rolling registrations #eltchat new and old Ss
naomishema 2017-05-10T18:19:18 Hello #Eltchat people! Lurking tonight - don't teach "rolling" but do teach Ss who study in ever changing student mixes so am interested!
GlenysHanson 2017-05-10T18:19:23 @SueAnnan @Marisa_C That's the reason for preparing Ss so were welcoming https://t.co/1Scsl8iHh0 of the times I spo… https://t.co/tEOQxcn0wP
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:19:24 strangely I don't mind in some classes when sts change class level, but completely new sts freak my longtermers out #ELTchat
seburnt 2017-05-10T18:20:09 Maybe including new students into an existing group project, but sort of modularly... #eltchat https://t.co/ezpZv15dL4
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:20:11 I taught like this for nearly 2 years, new students on Mon (to school or moving levels), SS leaving on Fridays. #eltchat
kenteris 2017-05-10T18:20:32 Dont know of its rude to be a late comer on #ELTchat tonight? Hi all...
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:21:00 All except a 12-week FCE course, and a B1 group that - miracle of miracles - stayed together for about a month! #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:21:01 @sandymillin what did you do to avoid the eye rolling from old sts ? #ELTchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:21:17 @sandymillin I remember you proposed this topic once but can't remember if it was voted! #eltchat (maybe)
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:21:42 We had four hours a day, two am, two pm. Most students did all four, but some slight differences between two groups #eltchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:21:48 remember hasthtag pls #ELTChat https://t.co/rFjRk1IGrV
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:21:55 I tended to pick two themes, one for morning classes, one for afternoon classes #eltchat
GlenysHanson 2017-05-10T18:22:15 @kenteris Fine by me. I like to see new faces. #ELTchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:22:17 Even worse is when levels mix exam sts with shortstay sts. They all hate it #ELTchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:22:36 @Marisa_C Suspect it probably wasn't :) I used to have lots of problems with it! #eltchat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:23:11 @SueAnnan that's awful :-/ #eltchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:23:23 Here's an example of one week of lessons we did https://t.co/80Bnflf99r based on a Sherlock Holmes story #eltchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:23:37 @SueAnnan That was a big problem when I had FCE students! #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:23:39 @angelos_bollas That's hard cash in the bank :-( #eltchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:23:56 @sandymillin Can't be easy!  When a group gels they resent newcomers - so maybe some group bonding activities? #eltchat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:23:59 RT @sandymillin: Here's an example of one week of lessons we did https://t.co/80Bnflf99r based on a Sherlock Holmes story #eltchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:24:44 @kenteris Welcome - no probs at all - hop on #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:24:51 @sandymillin Tell me about it :-( It has happened so often that I try to head probs off at the pass before the new ones join #ELTchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:25:02 Rolling enrolment happens a lot at summer schools too #eltchat
TheodoreLalos 2017-05-10T18:25:08 OMG...I need a tutorial on how to use twitter! #ELTchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:25:25 @TheodoreLalos perfect #ELTChat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:25:27 .@SueAnnan Do your teachers come up with their own lesson plans, or do they get a lot of guidance from the school? #eltchat
fionaljp 2017-05-10T18:25:31 @SueAnnan @sandymillin @LizziePinard There's always going to be a disruption to an established group to some degree #eltchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:25:58 We had can do statements for every level. Each week we had to make a can do referenced work plan by Tues 12pm to say what we'd do #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:25:58 @TheodoreLalos you are doing fine #eltchat  But go to Tweetdeck next time and set up a column for #ELTchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:26:06 @fionaljp @SueAnnan @sandymillin @LizziePinard very true - and if it's teens oh well tribes get formed quite quickly #ELTChat
GlenysHanson 2017-05-10T18:26:11 @Marisa_C @theodreLalos Me too. Old hands loved doing that. Showed me too what they'd really integrated & what they hadn't. #ELTchat
seburnt 2017-05-10T18:26:45 @Marisa_C @sandymillin Curious about having a weekly student led teach-a-new-student-hour? Build rapport also catch… https://t.co/YDBnyQpEA0
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:26:50 @sandymillin morning lessons are based on a book. It's much easier in the afternoon sessions #eltchat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:26:56 @sandymillin I've done the same in summer schools but never in year-round courses #ELTchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:26:57 First thing I do every Monday/every lesson until I think they know them is put all names at side of board, inc. mine #eltchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:27:13 Did you have a skills or theme focused syllabus? #ELTChat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:27:22 Always amazed me how many students had no idea of their teacher's name even after 6+ weeks with them before moving to my class #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:27:32 @sandymillin ours is done Monday lunchtime with our teaching partner #eltchat
fionaljp 2017-05-10T18:27:38 @Marisa_C @sandymillin Definitely. It’s a must #eltchat
TheodoreLalos 2017-05-10T18:27:54 Well, Ss may be unpredictable because of their previous learning environment or even due to their immediate social environment  #ELTchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:28:20 We had a resource library of books, and could pick and choose from them, or anything else we wanted to. Freedom, but overwhelming! #eltchat
GlenysHanson 2017-05-10T18:28:31 @SueAnnan Recipe for making Ss unhappy, not to mention T. #ELTchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:28:33 Longman published a book called flexicourse yrs ago for that reason - died an untimely death #ELTChat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:28:54 @GlenysHanson Indeed !#ELTChat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:29:06 @SueAnnan OK. We had our own classes most of the time. Occasionally shared, and you might plan with someone else at… https://t.co/oImcNbb97u
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:29:44 As we were in a UK city, we did lots of stuff like taking them out to do questionnaires, or treasure hunt type activities #eltchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:29:52 @seburnt @sandymillin I think the welcome committees could be set up each 1st day of the week and may be prep one o… https://t.co/V6ZwWGAaRe
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:30:07 @sandymillin We work in a 3 way split with classes, so I have advanced/ Preint for example #eltchat
GlenysHanson 2017-05-10T18:30:19 @TheodoreLalos You seem to be doing OK. Quicker than me at the beginning. #ELTchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:30:31 am brainstorming - no idea if i have any good ideas really so bear with me #ELTChat
TheodoreLalos 2017-05-10T18:30:35 @angelos_bollas Always here to assist! @angelos_bollas to-the-rescue! #ELTchat
fionaljp 2017-05-10T18:30:37 @sandymillin Good idea #eltchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:31:10 May be oldies could be the social activities committee for next week's Ss? #eltchat no idea if that possible
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:31:28 I used to do daily journals with them, which really helped - I could GTK them https://t.co/QLTuj9zkWl #eltchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:31:54 One great thing from a journal was a S who never spoke to others. He wrote he loved doing card tricks. Asked him to show others... #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:31:55 WE do that in the afternoon on Monday. Take them ALL out for a visit/walk #eltchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:32:09 ...from then on they started sharing card tricks and playing card games in all the breaks :) #eltchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:32:39 @sandymillin nice idea - each st teach everyone sth they do well #ELTChat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:32:42 what if instead of GTKY every, say, Monday morning, include mingling activities later in the day without labelling them GTKY? #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:32:43 WE have some classes this week which really haven't gelled #ELTchat
TheodoreLalos 2017-05-10T18:32:49 Rudolf Dreikurs supports that if a Teacher remains decisive without allowing themselves to get upset, infuriated etc.   #ELTchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:33:29 One of my favourite weeks was cooking. 1st food vocab, then made recipe books, then shopping list. Fri we cooked/ate together - gr8 #eltchat
fionaljp 2017-05-10T18:33:40 @Marisa_C Would encourage a welcoming environment #eltchat Good idea to involve sts in plans to integrate new sts
TheodoreLalos 2017-05-10T18:33:40 They can establish an inclusive and engaging learning environment in which learners can practice their collaborative skills  #ELTchat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:33:51 @sandymillin Yummy! :P #eltchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:33:59 @SueAnnan What do you think is stopping them? #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:34:13 @sandymillin Nice idea. We used to do that but now have no kitchen #ELTchat
TheodoreLalos 2017-05-10T18:34:48 I think that's the reason why my learners respected the newcomers, because I was determined to welcome them and get to know them #ELTchat
seburnt 2017-05-10T18:34:52 Yes. GTKY activities become so trivial sometimes. Need purpose other than just that for buy-in and face value.… https://t.co/UCKAKBPHk9
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:34:53 @SueAnnan @sandymillin if the ss have kitchens ? sometimes they do #ELTChat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:35:08 @sandymillin Different characters. 1 Russian who is bolshie, 1 Qatari who never opens his mouth etc #ELTchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:35:50 Here are three getting to know you activities I've used, two of them with continuous enrolment: https://t.co/DpR4SDAWZu #eltchat
fionaljp 2017-05-10T18:36:08 @seburnt exactly #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:36:25 @fionaljp @Marisa_C Of course, until tested first thing, no way of knowing which class will end up with newbies #eltchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:36:32 @SueAnnan We went to the student flats - two of them were in same flat, and checked with their flatmates first #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:37:09 @sandymillin Ours are in host families #eltchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:37:22 @SueAnnan #eltchat There's a Jill Hadfield Classroom Dynamics activity about experts I was recently introduced to...
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:37:48 ...each student has paper that says "I'm an expert in ___" - they write subject. Space for three questions underneath #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:37:58 @sandymillin I did an ITDI course with Jill which had some great ideas. #ELTchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:38:19 ...SS mingle and write questions on any paper they want to. Then first SS answers. Then SS go round and read answers.  #eltchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:38:41 Wonder if that experts activity might help @SueAnnan? #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:38:45 @sandymillin Nice one #ELTchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:39:28 @sandymillin Would certainly get sts of a certain level communicating. Not sure about beginners/ elem #ELTchat
fionaljp 2017-05-10T18:39:35 How about encouraging them to reflect on how they felt when they arrived and what they felt they needed #eltchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:40:22 Just to share more from my blog :) My reflections on teaching with continuous enrolment: https://t.co/ri3m7Zs3vH #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:40:40 @fionaljp Have space on the register for that, but often you get the- 'You're the teacher you tell me' look #ELTchat
TheodoreLalos 2017-05-10T18:41:14 Jill Hadfield Classroom Dynamics is one of @Marisa_C's favourite books! I remember when she introduced us to the term 'gel' #ELTchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:41:25 @SueAnnan Yep, that was quite a problematic level for me. Will share something for them in  a minute, once I've found it... #eltchat
TheoNavarroTEFL 2017-05-10T18:41:27 I like to start w/ a discussion on their motivations for learning, then find a studybuddy to work w/ for homework & projects #eltchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:41:39 Another week's worth of extensive reading lessons: https://t.co/pwC7r2Uzq1 #eltchat
fionaljp 2017-05-10T18:41:49 @SueAnnan Meant more in terms of emotional needs #eltchat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:42:05 @TheoNavarroTEFL Welcome to #eltchat :)
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:42:28 @fionaljp Not sure I want to go there at the start... #ELTchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:43:11 @TheoNavarroTEFL Hello there!!! Great to see u !!! #eltchat studybuddy = can that change every week may be - new St each week?
TheoNavarroTEFL 2017-05-10T18:43:33 @angelos_bollas  thought it was time to take the plunge and try it out :) #ELTchat
fionaljp 2017-05-10T18:44:04 @SueAnnan Might create empathy for new sts and more welcoming attitude #eltchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:44:20 @SueAnnan Top 3 posts here are all things I tried with beginners #eltchat https://t.co/6d6hFHUbqS They always wanted to use Google!
TheoNavarroTEFL 2017-05-10T18:44:56 @Marisa_C Yeah, especially as longstay students' motivations might change & evolve during their stay #ELTchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:45:15 @sandymillin I try to avoid tech on the first day #ELTchat Don't know why- I like to get their measure first
TheodoreLalos 2017-05-10T18:45:26 I think that the best way to approach newcomers, is to assess their personality (if that can be feasible prior to the lesson) #ELTchat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:45:50 We used to have a school like that (rolling admissions) in Athens a decade ago. It did not last for more than a year though #eltchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:46:19 @TheoNavarroTEFL @Marisa_C Very true #eltchat
TheodoreLalos 2017-05-10T18:46:53 Introvert Ss do not actually enjoy being in the spotlight  #ELTchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:47:04 @TheodoreLalos @fionaljp Not sure - I should think pair and share - all need to hear how frightened we sometimes fe… https://t.co/gJtLLiXgoS
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:48:14 @TheodoreLalos Had new guy last week who refused to be tested. He said he was C1/2. Not a chance! #ELTChat  This we… https://t.co/CJva9BeQpe
TheoNavarroTEFL 2017-05-10T18:49:03 @TheodoreLalos Very true, plus a lot of the Ss walk in on Monday exhausted, and after just having gone through placement testing #ELTchat
TheodoreLalos 2017-05-10T18:49:15 Well, sometimes I think it's way better to let learners find their way into the new setting. #ELTchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:49:16 @angelos_bollas Ours has been in existence for ever :-)  #ELTchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:49:36 @SueAnnan @TheodoreLalos Lol ! why do u do formal tests each week? #ELTChat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:49:55 @Marisa_C @TheodoreLalos Just placement tests #ELTchat
GlenysHanson 2017-05-10T18:49:58 @TheodoreLalos Once made a S cry by not being sensitive to an introvert.  I was traumatised by what I'd done & it n… https://t.co/0wMKNtcjEV
fionaljp 2017-05-10T18:50:08 @Marisa_C @TheodoreLalos Agree #eltchat Important to share and find out not alone. Credit needs to be given too for doing it in spite of.
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:50:10 @SueAnnan @TheodoreLalos or is it their 'placement' ? #ELTChat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:50:12 @TheoNavarroTEFL @TheodoreLalos #eltchat We also had prob's, as level movers started Monday morning, but new to the… https://t.co/E2rbX859TY
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:50:25 @GlenysHanson @TheodoreLalos It has happened to me, as well - terrible experience #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:50:49 @sandymillin @TheoNavarroTEFL @TheodoreLalos That sounds complicated! #ELTchat
TheoNavarroTEFL 2017-05-10T18:51:14 @SueAnnan Yep,get those. They also tend to be the Ss who find smth ridiculous to complain about. E.g. T's earrings too distracting #ELTchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:52:13 @TheoNavarroTEFL Yes. Wanted to use a different book from the others. Asks basic Qs for the level #ELTchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:52:15 It does look though like this type of class needs a very experienced T with loads of mats at their fingertip & lots of creativity! #ELTChat
BrunwinLaura 2017-05-10T18:52:23 If we consistently encourage pair work and collaboration in our classrooms, the "newcomer effect" should be minimal. #ELTchat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:52:42 @Marisa_C And confidence.. #eltchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:53:18 And good ppl skills... #eltchat doesn't look easy https://t.co/inh7eq6JU1
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:53:19 @Marisa_C I agree, but until placement test no way of knowing if new Ts will end up with new sts or more exp Ts. #ELTchat
TheoNavarroTEFL 2017-05-10T18:53:37 Do you also get Ss who ONLY use monosyllables during placement interview? #ELTchat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:54:11 To me, all this sounds very complicated. Are there any benefits? #ELTchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:54:11 @TheoNavarroTEFL Or who can't communicate at all? #ELTchat
fionaljp 2017-05-10T18:54:46 @BrunwinLaura Yes, or at least transitory and environment conducive to learning established #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:54:48 @angelos_bollas There should be- its fresh blood- but they just dont see the advantages #eltchat
TheodoreLalos 2017-05-10T18:55:19 gets in the way! She refuses flatly to engage in some activities and bursts into scalding tears #ELTchat
TheoNavarroTEFL 2017-05-10T18:55:49 @SueAnnan If they can't communicate at all then we place them in a Beginner class, because where else can they go? #ELTchat
TheodoreLalos 2017-05-10T18:56:32 After a thorough observation and conversation with her parents #ELTchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:56:37 @TheoNavarroTEFL Yes. Even the placement test is a waste of time #ELTChat. Actually the beginner's class is usually the friendliest #eltchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:56:42 @Marisa_C That would be amazing, but not often the case! #eltchat Summer school =many newly qualified Ts, also true… https://t.co/8ApDYXS5iS
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T18:57:13 @sandymillin I knoW!!!! Why I said this! #eltchat
TheodoreLalos 2017-05-10T18:57:14 we came to realise that tears are her way to find her place in the family constellation. It's not a sign of weakness or desperation #ELTchat
TheoNavarroTEFL 2017-05-10T18:57:31 @angelos_bollas Rolling classes can mean multinational, multiethnic, multigenerational. Lots of fun. Day 1, though, :/ #ELTchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:57:34 @angelos_bollas Loads of benefits! #eltchat Easier to adapt to what students need - not tied in to having a book.
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:58:00 Benefits: students in classes with others from around the world = increased understanding and international friendships #eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:58:18 @TheoNavarroTEFL @angelos_bollas WE now have classes for 50+ LOL. Because they don't want to mix with the youngsters! #ELTchat
TheodoreLalos 2017-05-10T18:58:37 It's actually her way to get attention...The more I cry...the more my mum and dad will pay attention to me! :) #ELTchat
angelos_bollas 2017-05-10T18:58:52 @sandymillin So, it works only with multinational groups? What about monolingual/mono-national groups?#eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T18:59:08 @sandymillin Or more French added to the existing French? #eltchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:59:09 One problem: in low-level classes, sometimes found myself translating Eng>Eng as ss couldn't understand other L2 accents! #eltchat
TheoNavarroTEFL 2017-05-10T18:59:20 @SueAnnan Us too :) one of the only schools in Malta to have them all year round :D #ELTchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T18:59:42 @angelos_bollas No experience of that I'm afraid! #eltchat
TheoNavarroTEFL 2017-05-10T19:00:22 @angelos_bollas Never had rolling groups which were monolingual/mononational tbh #ELTchat
seburnt 2017-05-10T19:00:25 RT @angelos_bollas: @sandymillin So, it works only with multinational groups? What about monolingual/mono-national groups?#eltchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T19:00:39 This has actually been fascinating/ Thanks all. Time for slowburn #ELTchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T19:01:15 I'll do summary as my topic #ELTchat Over to @tesolmatthew now
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T19:01:17 Ss come for the speaking practice - so make it a large scale roleplay? #eltchat like - a start up company with lots of newbs ? - brainstorm!
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T19:02:05 Some really good ideas #ELTchat
GlenysHanson 2017-05-10T19:02:29 Bye til next time. #ELTchat
Marisa_C 2017-05-10T19:02:40 @SueAnnan not all :-D I was just throwing ideas abt with no caution!! :-D #ELTChat
seburnt 2017-05-10T19:04:02 Hopefully one day I'll be able to devote myself entirely during this hour. #eltchat https://t.co/mheXTUPTs4
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T19:04:45 @seburnt Every little helps. Thanks for being here #ELTchat Say hello to Lou. Haven't seen any recent pics
TheoNavarroTEFL 2017-05-10T19:04:54 Thanks everyone! Hope to join again :D #ELTchat
SueAnnan 2017-05-10T19:05:19 @TheoNavarroTEFL We'd be delighted to have you #ELTchat
sandymillin 2017-05-10T19:28:34 @Tamer_Khelfaoui I was just repeating what they said until they got used to each other's accents! #eltchat
tesolmatthew 2017-05-11T05:59:09 DJ Sue on the wheels of steel, put yo hands in the ayyy-re and wave em like you just don't cayyy-er! #ELTchat  https://t.co/o0GeXWQcoe
tesolmatthew 2017-05-11T06:01:25 I agree, and we can leverage it by giving Ss responsibly to catch each other up: great review opp & peer teaching… https://t.co/70KE2fgBar

 

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