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Do learning a foreign language helps teachers teach

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This is the transcript of #eltchat from 03.10.2012 on the topic of 'Does learning a foreign language helps teachers teach?'

 

username time status
Marisa_C 9:00 PM Welcome everyone to #ELTchat for the next hour my tweets on whether learning a foreign language helps teachers teach
shaznosel 9:00 PM #eltchat Evening all!
Marisa_C 9:01 PM Question - how many of you have undertaken to learn a foreign language, say in the last 2-3 years @ #ELTchat
theteacherjames 9:01 PM Good evening, afternoon or morning! #eltchat
teacherthom 9:01 PM @Marisa_C definitely! Looking back I can't believe that I wasn't taught it at school and I don't believe that has changed since #eltchat
Marialva 9:01 PM RT @Marisa_C: RT @Marisa_C: Moderating with me tonight @theteacherjames and @BrunoELT - If new to #ELTchat please ask any of us for help
Marisa_C 9:01 PM RT @BrunoELT: #eltchat Can you start by telling us what languages have you studied? Did you struggle? How did you feel?
stephenburrows 9:02 PM #eltchat I want to learn a 3rd lang, learnt 2nd whilst becoming lang teacher, made lots of mistakes from the beginning that harmed progress
Marisa_C 9:02 PM RT @Noreen_Lam: Learning Spanish grammar has helped me sort out the jargon that comes with teaching English grammar #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:02 PM @teacherthom no it hasn\t  #eltchat
Noreen_Lam 9:02 PM Learning Spanish grammar has helped me sort out the jargon that comes with teaching English grammar #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:03 PM RT @stephenburrows: #eltchat I reckon I could apply theory/ideas/techniques no I've learnt through study of 2nd lang aquisition
SueAnnan 9:03 PM The trainees on CertTESOL always learn a foreign lang. to give them empathy.  Marisa, Is CELTA the same? #ELTchat
leoselivan 9:03 PM Finally It's a topic I voted for :)
stephenburrows 9:03 PM #eltchat I reckon I could apply theory/ideas/techniques no I've learnt through study of 2nd lang aquisition
sandymillin 9:03 PM RT @Marisa_C: RT @Marisa_C: Welcome everyone to #ELTchat for the next hour my tweets on whether learning a foreign language helps teachers teach
Marisa_C 9:03 PM @teacherthom I cna believe you -I regularly test NESTs for grammar and the results are often quite disconcerting! #eltchat
sandymillin 9:04 PM I started learning Chinese in April, same week I started teaching two Chinese beginners. Beautiful symmetry: http://t.co/UeV3l9aZ #ELTchat
SueAnnan 9:04 PM @Marisa_C  reckon it's a useful thing to do. This time mine are doing Thai ! #ELTchat
Marisa_C 9:04 PM @SueAnnan  #ELTchat If I have a group of NESTs I teach them Greek :-)
theteacherjames 9:04 PM @Marisa_C @teacherthom Learning a foreign lang (Portuguese also!) hasn't helped me with Eng, but helped me understand students. #eltchat
shaznosel 9:04 PM @Marisa_CMany of my ss in the UK told me I was more sympathetic than other Ts who had not lived in a foreign country- #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:04 PM @SueAnnan CELTA not the same but I always do bits of a beginner course - in my case Turkish!  #ELTchat
Marisa_C 9:05 PM @SueAnnan one day i got Burcu on Skype to do my TPR lesson with me was fun! #ELTchat
theteacherjames 9:05 PM @Marisa_C @BrunoELT I only think that becomes a problem when you become an English teacher! #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:05 PM @BrunoELT grammar is still not taught in UK schools or US schools  #eltchat
teacherthom 9:05 PM @BrunoELT good q. 1st thing that comes to mind is that my L2 ss will normally have a better understanding of grammar than UK ss #eltchat
stephenburrows 9:06 PM @theteacherjames yes, being on the other side of the fence is a rewarding but frustrating experience; no inspirtational teachers yet#eltchat
SueAnnan 9:06 PM @Marisa_C  what a brilliant idea #ELTchat
shaznosel 9:06 PM @SueAnnan Exactly it is the empathy factor that helps you relate to their probs..#eltchat
sandymillin 9:06 PM I find having foreign langs very useful - can understand why SS from those L1s make certain mistakes&have been in their shoes #ELTchat
teacherthom 9:06 PM @Marisa_C Mind you wanting to become a language teacher is good motivation to learn - it worked with me! #eltchat
UTPublicEd 9:06 PM RT @Marisa_C: RT @Marisa_C: Welcome everyone to #ELTchat for the next hour my tweets on whether learning a foreign language helps teachers teach
Marisa_C 9:07 PM have been in their shoes @sandymillin says - an important thing I think #eltchat
teacherthom 9:07 PM @theteacherjames @Marisa_C v. true! Certainly increases your empathy for learners #eltchat
leoselivan 9:07 PM we did couple hrs of FL on celta 
Noreen_Lam 9:07 PM @theteacherjames @Marisa_C @teacherthom Agreed bout understanding ss--helps predict the error and easily spot the L1 intrfrnce #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:07 PM @sandymillin  #ELTchat sounds cool
Marisa_C 9:08 PM I myself am guilty of not having engaged in any FL learning recently #eltchat - only a bit of an online lesson in portuguese - aaaargh
Marialva 9:08 PM RT @Marisa_C: RT @Marisa_C: Bored of slides? Sign up for a free @Prezi account to stop boring #presentations! http://t.co/cOc4tdTs  #ELTchat
hmbaba 9:08 PM For LTCL/PG Dip had to learn a lang but more to be aware of teacher errors and teaching techniques #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:08 PM @stephenburrows Yes, I've been in the same boat. I'd love to have just one good teacher, just one. #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:08 PM @shaznosel  It's also a good way to determine what might work when teaching beginners #eltchat
shaznosel 9:08 PM RT @Marisa_C: RT @Marisa_C: "have been in their shoes" @sandymillin says - an important thing I think #eltchat
shaznosel 9:08 PM @Marisa_C @BrunoELT Yes..I still struggle with grammar as a NS,  my NNS colleagues are far more superior! #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:09 PM @SueAnnan I am terrible! I look at how the teacher teaches - it's really distracting for me  #ELTchat
stephenburrows 9:09 PM #eltchat do you think you lose face if you are a language teacher who doesn't have great command of other languages?
Marisa_C 9:09 PM RT @SueAnnan: do you think that teachers make bad students, though #ELTchat
SueAnnan 9:09 PM do you think that teachers make bad students, though#ELTchat
shaznosel 9:09 PM @SueAnnan Too true #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:09 PM RT @sandymillin: RT @sandymillin: I find having foreign langs very useful - can understand why SS from those L1s make certain mistakes&have been in t ...
theteacherjames 9:10 PM RT @SueAnnan: RT @SueAnnan: do you think that teachers make bad students, though#ELTchat
stephenburrows 9:10 PM @Marisa_C @SueAnnan #eltchat I think I'm a good student, I can tell when a teacher is making an effort even if activity no successful
Mo_Americanoid 9:10 PM teaching tip nr 1687: empathy is essential in a teacher. Try learning sthg new you'll see what I mean.  #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:10 PM @Marisa_C  me too. I am much more critical of other teachers if I'm paying for lessons #ELTchat
theteacherjames 9:10 PM @Marisa_C @sandymillin The number one reason why teachers should learn another lang: "to have been in their shoes"  #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:11 PM @shaznosel  or just practice and different training? #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:11 PM @Mo_Americanoid An important point - if it's not a FL try learning somethine NEW anyway - e,.g. edtech or sth  #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:11 PM RT @InglesnaRede: @SueAnnan @theteacherjames Sometimes it can! #eltchat
shaznosel 9:11 PM @Marisa_C @SueAnnan Good question! Prob yes, as we always think we would do this/that in a different way! Ego thing- again!#eltchat
sandymillin 9:11 PM Anyone know why I'm not getting all of the #eltchat tweets on theTwitter a p p on i P a d?
theteacherjames 9:11 PM @SueAnnan I know I do! #ELTchat
leoselivan 9:11 PM NS struggling with grammar as in explaining it ?  #ELTchat
hmbaba 9:11 PM even if u have learnt langs, it's a different case if u know the lang of ur learners or if u learnt a different lang #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:11 PM @stephenburrows  that's good #eltchat
hmbaba 9:12 PM when I started teaching w/out training I based classes on what I liked/didn't like in my lang classes at school #eltchat
shaznosel 9:12 PM @SueAnnan Good for Ts to see a different prespective and see if they actually learn.#eltchat
Noreen_Lam 9:12 PM @marisa_c @SueAnnan Yes! Thinking about how they could make the lesson more ss-centred or interactive etc!! #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:12 PM @stephenburrows  I've had some where the teacher was sooo boring! #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:12 PM @stephenburrows indeed!!!!  #eltchat
sandymillin 9:12 PM RT @theteacherjames: RT @theteacherjames: @Marisa_C @sandymillin The number one reason why teachers should learn another lang: "to have been in their shoes"  ...
stephenburrows 9:12 PM #eltchat but I've had some shocking lessons, which I find saddening
theteacherjames 9:12 PM RT @Mo_Americanoid: RT @Mo_Americanoid: teaching tip nr 1687: empathy is essential in a teacher. Try learning sthg new you'll see what I mean.  #eltchat
sandymillin 9:12 PM @Marisa_C @sueannan I know I'm a bad student. I speak too much English, and only do my HW the night before the lesson! #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:12 PM @InglesnaRede True! (don't forget the #eltchat hashtag!)
Noreen_Lam 9:13 PM @stephenburrows Don't know if ur lang skills r on the line, but at least I think it's expected u should have good study techniques #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:13 PM @sandymillin  LOL Sandy. I hope i'm a bit better organised, but probably  not #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:13 PM @hmbaba we all do don't we - I am embarrassed when I recall my first classes myself :-D  #eltchat
stephenburrows 9:13 PM #eltchat the shocking thing with badly prepared teachers putting in no effort is lots of students in the class still respect them
shaznosel 9:13 PM RT @theteacherjames: RT @theteacherjames: @Marisa_C @sandymillin The number one reason why teachers should learn another lang: "to have been in their shoes"  ...
Marisa_C 9:14 PM @sandymillin I did that with advanced french - I would tell the T how I wanted her to do the lesson - shocking! #eltchat
hmbaba 9:14 PM disagree - i was in their shoes 30 years ago - is that relevant today - it's all changed #eltchat
sandymillin 9:14 PM #eltchat I've found that now I prefer 121 classes because if it's 121 you have more say in what the T does if you don't like it!
InglesnaRede 9:14 PM @stephenburrows: True! #eltchat
leoselivan 9:15 PM #eltchat finally home and on the computer - not on Android phone! where were we?
Marisa_C 9:15 PM @BrunoELT yes please - when i have 2 and half minutes  #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:15 PM My last teacher was a great man & an average teacher. I learned a lot about teaching from him, without him realising. #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:15 PM RT @BrunoELT: #eltchat am I too off if I say that learning a foreign lgg is a step to become a better ELT teacher? > you re right ON
stephenburrows 9:15 PM @sandymillin #eltchat agree! But I like the whole social factor of group lessons, it's quite funny
shaznosel 9:15 PM @stephenburrows Weird isn't it?? May be some ss dont know anything else or just respect the t, no matter what.#eltchat
Marisa_C 9:15 PM RT @hmbaba: disagree - i was in their shoes 30 years ago - is that relevant today - it's all changed #eltchat > right!
SueAnnan 9:15 PM I find it hard when the teacher doesn't take account of sts learning styles and carries on regardless #ELTchat
stephenburrows 9:16 PM @shaznosel #eltchat I never get it, I remember one lesson the T was just pulling out any cloze from his bag
Mo_Americanoid 9:16 PM #eltchat I'd noticed I was growing extremely impatient with my Ss. How could they b so dumb? Until I took up playing the piano.
stephenburrows 9:17 PM @shaznosel #eltchat but ss were totally happy, joking about impossible to complete cloze activities - I was furious, I could see no effort
theteacherjames 9:17 PM @SueAnnan My last teacher didn't even ask us why we were there, so how could he design good lessons? #ELTchat
leoselivan 9:17 PM apart from the experience of stepping into students' shoes, what about the actual process of learning?  #eltchat
shaznosel 9:17 PM I think age is a big factor..older ss tend to realise if the T can relate to their position, YLs do not question the T's empathy #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:17 PM @knolinfos  Hi. Use the hashtag #ELTchat and join in :-) #teachers
sandymillin 9:17 PM @BrunoELT Definitely a plus to know a few langs, and it's easier to spot probs for other SS with experience :) #ELTchat
hmbaba 9:18 PM It's not about teaching, it's about sharing study skills and techniques and knowing what sts need to do to practise and suceed #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:18 PM RT @Mo_Americanoid: RT @Mo_Americanoid: #eltchat I'd noticed I was growing extremely impatient with my Ss. How could they b so dumb? Until I took up playing ...
shaznosel 9:18 PM @stephenburrows Sh..happens and it's so sad the ss don't question it #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:18 PM RT @BrunoELT: #eltchat am I too off if I say that learning a foreign lgg is a step to become a better ELT teacher? >> No, I think not!
SueAnnan 9:18 PM @Marisa_C  you, I think Honey #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:18 PM Is there a pause or is it my Tweetdeck? #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:19 PM @Marisa_C  interestingly, I like the Lang to be drilled enough. But I don't enjoy doing it in class :-) #Eltchat
teacherthom 9:19 PM @leoselivan interesting, especially if you're returning to edu as an adult having only had school or even uni exp #eltchat
sandymillin 9:19 PM RT @Marisa_C: RT @Marisa_C: As a beginning learner of a FL, which of the techniques your T used did you most like/appreciate/hate/love? #Eltchat
theteacherjames 9:19 PM RT @Marisa_C: RT @Marisa_C: As a beginning learner of a FL, which of the techniques your T used did you most like/appreciate/hate/love? #Eltchat
anna_whitcher 9:19 PM Important to start with a new language from scratch to remember how hard it is for our Ss who really struggle. #eltchat
sandymillin 9:19 PM RT @hmbaba: RT @hmbaba: It's not about teaching, it's about sharing study skills and techniques and knowing what sts need to do to practise and suce ...
Marisa_C 9:19 PM As a beginning learner of a FL, which of the techniques your T used did you most like/appreciate/hate/love? #Eltchat
teacherthom 9:20 PM @Marisa_C one of my Japanese teachers used glove puppets! That was... interesting #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:20 PM RT @anna_whitcher: RT @anna_whitcher: Important to start with a new language from scratch to remember how hard it is for our Ss who really struggle. #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:20 PM @leoselivan  yes that takes away your autonomy #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:20 PM RT @stephenburrows: @Marisa_C #eltchat LOVE: vocab and speaking HATE: grammar (FL is Portuguese)
sandymillin 9:20 PM @Marisa_C #eltchat In Chinese lessons, liked the way things were repeated. And we did a lot of listening, with speaking when ready
theteacherjames 9:20 PM @Marisa_C I really didn't enjoy the endless grammar explanations (you'd have loved it! ;-) ) #Eltchat
leoselivan 9:20 PM or explained every single word in a reading text - another thing I hated #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:20 PM RT @SueAnnan: @Marisa_C  interestingly, I like the Lang to be drilled enough. But I don't enjoy doing it in class :-) #Eltchat
leoselivan 9:20 PM most hated: when she gave us a list of 50 food names in Spanish!  #eltchat
stephenburrows 9:20 PM @Marisa_C #eltchat LOVE: vocab and speaking HATE: grammar (FL is Portuguese)
shaznosel 9:20 PM @Mo_Americanoid @theteacherjames Exactly as we say..empathy is a key word..our attidudes change when we understand the ss position.#eltchat
Mo_Americanoid 9:21 PM never enjoyed vocab lists #eltchat
dianatremayne 9:21 PM I started off as an MFL teacher - invaluable I think but my biggest challenge has been learning BSL - can't just read/listen to it #eltchat
Noreen_Lam 9:21 PM @stephenburrows Reminds me of T who came unprepared, then wasted an hr only talking 2 one student while us 9 did nothin! NOT Dogme! #eltchat
shaznosel 9:21 PM I think it's a cultural thing too..for ss studying L2 in another country..it's not just L2 in class..it's in the community too #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:21 PM @teacherthom lol .... #eltchat
sandymillin 9:21 PM RT @SueAnnan: RT @SueAnnan: @Marisa_C  interestingly, I like the Lang to be drilled enough. But I don't enjoy doing it in class :-) #Eltchat
Mo_Americanoid 9:21 PM In learning L2 I enjoyed role playing or even reading dialogues #eltchat
stephenburrows 9:21 PM #eltchat but yeah, depends how vocab was taught, like Leo, had a T just asking SS for words which she'd then translate into EN
Marisa_C 9:21 PM RT @leoselivan: most hated: when she gave us a list of 50 food names in Spanish!  #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:22 PM I think reading dialogues and drilling is underrated in the CLT class #ELtchat I loved this as a beginner #eltchat
stephenburrows 9:22 PM @Noreen_Lam #eltchat Ah, the classic "Can't deal with this student, so I'll ignore them completely" technique - been on the end of that one!
sandymillin 9:22 PM @SueAnnan #ELTchat I really like drilling as a student - all about more pron! So important, which you realise when beginning lang #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:22 PM @stephenburrows Me too, my list would be exactly the same. #eltchat
hmbaba 9:22 PM we have OUR learner diffs and prefs and all kinds of variables to consider - we can't generalise #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:22 PM @shaznosel @Mo_Americanoid I think it can have a massive effect on our teaching. One of the best training techniques available. #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:23 PM @BrunoELT  yes reading aloud- what's that about then? #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:23 PM One of the things I remember as a beginning L of Turkish is how difficult the step to reading paragraphs/texts was #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:23 PM My teacher would constantly interrupt me while I spoke, correcting every minute error. Drove me nuts. I'll never do that to a st. #eltchat
shaznosel 9:23 PM @theteacherjames @Mo_Americanoid Like! Agree! We can relate not just teach, we become friends not just teachers #eltchat
leoselivan 9:23 PM as Marisa mentioned earlier ever since I became a lang teacher I look more critically at Ts of other Ls. Often very shocking #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:24 PM RT @Marisa_C: @sandymillin sounds like one of my celta trainees (or quite a few of them in fact :-D)  #eltchat :-)))
Marisa_C 9:24 PM @sandymillin sounds like one of my celta trainees (or quite a few of them in fact :-D)  #eltchat
leoselivan 9:24 PM MT @Marisa_C: reading dialogues & drilling is underrated in the CLT class #ELtchat I loved this as a beginner >love readin dialogs #eltchat
sandymillin 9:24 PM #eltchat I had a French teacher in Paraguay who asked questions and didn't give us time to answer and talked to the board all the time
Noreen_Lam 9:25 PM @stephenburrows Not sure if it was even that...he couldn't deal with 9 of us then?? Lots of complaints to DoS who then swapped T #eltchat
leoselivan 9:25 PM can we also focus on the process of learning and not #eltchat
sandymillin 9:25 PM @Mo_Americanoid I always hated roleplays as I school student, but I know they're useful. Want to investigate them during my Delta #ELTchat
shaznosel 9:25 PM @Marisa_C @SueAnnan It's our egos again, ladies! Put the shoe on the other foot!#eltchat
theteacherjames 9:25 PM RT @leoselivan: RT @leoselivan: as Marisa mentioned earlier ever since I became a lang teacher I look more critically at Ts of other Ls. Often very shoc ...
SueAnnan 9:26 PM @Marisa_C  Ouch ! #ELtchat
hmbaba 9:26 PM @leoselivan we all self-evaluate after class on our performance and know when we did badly - whatever the subject #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:26 PM IAn experiment once where we wrote feedback to the T (bunch of Ts mind) and said how we felt and how we wanted ot be taught #ELtchat
stephenburrows 9:26 PM @Noreen_Lam #eltchat did the student who T was talking to not feel self-concious?
SueAnnan 9:26 PM RT @knolinfos: @SueAnnan Hi and when I make mistakes with my English I want also a correction so that I can learn also, OK? #ELTchat
teacherthom 9:26 PM @Marisa_C @leoselivan 'read aloud' happens a lot in #esol too. ss love it, seem to expect it almost #eltchat
leoselivan 9:26 PM sorry! can we also focus briefly on the process of learning and not only on T teaching?  #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:26 PM @SueAnnan @BrunoELT Yup, I had to do reading aloud too. Every time, I had to take a deep breathe & get on with it... #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:26 PM I think teachers who continue to learn add something extra to the classroom. It doesn't have to be another language #ELTchat
SueAnnan 9:27 PM @Marisa_C  I try to do that with my business classes #ELtchat
knolinfos 9:27 PM @SueAnnan OK, I see. I forgot the #ELTchat, thx ;)
stephenburrows 9:27 PM RT @elawassell: RT @elawassell: RT @SueAnnan: I think teachers who continue to learn add something extra to the classroom. It doesn't have to be another ...
shaznosel 9:27 PM @sandymillin @Mo_Americanoid I adore role plays but appreciae it's not everyonedoes!Diffferent characters suit diff activities #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:27 PM @SueAnnan It was great - it;s called a Negotiated Syllabus and it's worth experiencing - truly  #ELtchat
sandymillin 9:27 PM RT @SueAnnan: RT @SueAnnan: I think teachers who continue to learn add something extra to the classroom. It doesn't have to be another language #ELTchat
elawassell 9:27 PM RT @SueAnnan: I think teachers who continue to learn add something extra to the classroom. It doesn't have to be another language #ELTchat
stephenburrows 9:28 PM #eltchat role-plays are very hit and miss for me, a lot to do with my mood at the time.
SueAnnan 9:28 PM @Marisa_C  why not at the beginning of class? #ELtchat
shaznosel 9:28 PM @elawassell @stephenburrows @SueAnnan True and whatever it is , it adds to our experience #eltchat
leoselivan 9:28 PM do you think the process of learning another L made u more aware of grammar, chunks, in Eng? #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:28 PM @SueAnnan 5 minute writing at end of class - have kept those notes - worth a blog post  #ELtchat
Noreen_Lam 9:28 PM RT @sueannan: I think Ts who cont. to learn add something extra to the classroom. It doesn't have to be another lang #ELTchat>Definitely!!
theteacherjames 9:28 PM I realised I'm the kind of st you have who you think isn't taking it seriously, but actually who's needs are not being met. #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:29 PM @shaznosel  I hate roleplays. I don't like to make an idiot of myself in new circumstances :-( #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:29 PM @leoselivan To be honest, not really, I learned much more from teaching it. #eltchat
leoselivan 9:29 PM MT @theteacherjames: Im the kind of st u have who u think isnt taking it seriously, but actually whos needs r not being met. >same! #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:29 PM @SueAnnan cos she needed the time to prepare for the next one - dogme was not even a glint in Scot's eye #ELtchat
Noreen_Lam 9:29 PM @stephenburrows Think she was just taking adv of her fab 121 class.... #eltchat
hmbaba 9:29 PM we can't generalise - some sts love the old fashioned stuff - one man's meat and all that - even tho WE know better! #eltchat
leoselivan 9:30 PM @Notyetlanguage but what particular aspects? grammr, vocab, pronunciation, register etc... #eltchat
knolinfos 9:30 PM @SueAnnan Hi Sue, thx! It's not against #teachers, but there is a need to wake up some, OK!? #ELTchat
sandymillin 9:31 PM @leoselivan And also constantly felt guilty abotu speaking English even when I knew I only knew about 30 Chinese words! #ELTchat
stephenburrows 9:31 PM @theteacherjames @BrunoELT @SueAnnan #eltchat Seriously? I LOVE reading aloud in FL classes!
losdel592 9:31 PM RT @Marisa_C: RT @Marisa_C: Join us in a few minutes for a lively #ELTchat on How much learning a foreign language helps teachers teach
Noreen_Lam 9:31 PM All these bad T exps could've been avoided if they had done needs analysis & learner diaries! #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:31 PM @theteacherjames  I'm with you on that #eltchat
Notyetlanguage 9:31 PM @elawassell @SueAnnan students like teachers who know a lot, e.g. their specialized fields, this motivates them to speak in FL #eltchat
hmbaba 9:31 PM ok - who out there HASN'T learnt a lang - do u feel disadvantaged or somehow inadequate? #eltchat
sandymillin 9:31 PM @leoselivan I think my L2 learning has benefitted from teaching. When I started Chinese, I tried to use some edtech to help. #ELTchat
theteacherjames 9:31 PM @BrunoELT @SueAnnan Another thing I leaned in lang class: (almost) never do reading aloud! #eltchat
Notyetlanguage 9:32 PM @leoselivan all of that ...but it's mostly about acquisition and application #eltchat
inkscrblr 9:32 PM RT @SueAnnan: RT @SueAnnan: I think teachers who continue to learn add something extra to the classroom. It doesn't have to be another language #ELTchat
stephenburrows 9:32 PM @SueAnnan #eltchat yes, I like doing it, I like it when it feels I'm giving the text some oomph (for want of a better word)
teacherthom 9:32 PM RT @Marisa_C "dogme was not even a glint in Scot's eye"> nice! #eltchat
leoselivan 9:32 PM @theteacherjames really? I am surprised cos I find I learn a lot from learning other Ls & comparing things to Eng. #eltchat
shaznosel 9:32 PM @SueAnnan That's what I'm saying..comes down to your personality! I never mind looking the idiot if I m talking! #ELTCHAT
SueAnnan 9:32 PM @BrunoELT  Yep #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:32 PM @stephenburrows  you personally? #eltchat
AnnLoseva 9:33 PM @theteacherjames @sueannan @brunoelt I loved reading aloud in another (not Eng Lang!) #eltchat and in Eng too actually, still do that
SueAnnan 9:33 PM @knolinfos  hello #ELTchat
theteacherjames 9:33 PM @leoselivan Not to say I haven't learned anything, but not as much as I learned by teaching it. #eltchat
knolinfos 9:33 PM I forgot to say hello 2 everybody, where are my manners, sorry :( #ELTchat Hello
stephenburrows 9:33 PM @SueAnnan #eltchat even now, I like to do read aloud with students, especiall YLs, we do "dramatic reading", it's really funny
leoselivan 9:33 PM @sandymillin interesting. FL learning benefited from EL teaching #eltchat
TESOL_Assn 9:33 PM Why School Should Focus on Engagement Instead of Lectures | TIME Ideas | http://t.co/5DMN7QE9 http://t.co/Qd94oGTE #edchat #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:33 PM @leoselivan Well, if I'm being completely honest, this is my main weakness so I'm more likely to learn other things about teaching. #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:33 PM @shaznosel  great. And you are absolutely right about personality #ELTCHAT
Marisa_C 9:34 PM RT @sandymillin: #eltchat @kenwilsonlondon wrote a series of blog posts about his German lessons http://t.co/oD9bMYzn Great insights! >tue
SueAnnan 9:34 PM @AnnLoseva  Hi Honey. Nice to catch up #eltchat
AnnLoseva 9:34 PM #eltchat hello, hope I can still tune in for a discussion
hmbaba 9:34 PM if it motivates and interests sts, do it! #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:34 PM @inkscrblr good point - revelational to me when I tried horseriding lessons! #ELTchat
sandymillin 9:34 PM #eltchat @kenwilsonlondon wrote a series of blog posts about his German lessons http://t.co/mQmBeXNF Great insights!
anna_whitcher 9:34 PM Also important to remember that just because we love languages doesn't mean our students do. We have to engage them. #eltchat
sandymillin 9:35 PM @anna_whitcher Very true about engaging students. We talked about language highs yesterday - that made them smile :) #ELTchat
theteacherjames 9:35 PM RT @hmbaba: RT @hmbaba: ok - who out there HASN'T learnt a lang - do u feel disadvantaged or somehow inadequate? #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:35 PM @stephenburrows I've never found a reason for it, but that's for another #eltchat!: http://t.co/WJqzVoqQ
Notyetlanguage 9:35 PM @leoselivan  it's the monitor in your head which you start to understand better when you study a new L #eltchat
elawassell 9:35 PM @theteacherjames @leoselivan quite different from NS or NNS point of view -I'm learning Spanish&make most references 2 PL not ENG #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:35 PM @shaznosel  yes, you can't just expect everyone to be the same, but bad teachers often do #eltchat
AnnLoseva 9:35 PM RT @anna_whitcher: RT @anna_whitcher: Also important to remember that just because we love languages doesn't mean our students do. We have to engage them.  ...
leoselivan 9:35 PM I often use examples of my learning FL in class with my Ss, eg showing how knowledge of a lexical item develops overtime #eltchat
sandymillin 9:35 PM RT @anna_whitcher: RT @anna_whitcher: Also important to remember that just because we love languages doesn't mean our students do. We have to engage them.  ...
shaznosel 9:35 PM @AnnLoseva @theteacherjames @sueannan @brunoelt Another personality thing..some love it/some hate it..#eltchat
stephenburrows 9:36 PM @theteacherjames #eltchat when I'm reading in FL, I always try to have a voice there, even in my head - it helps
shaznosel 9:36 PM @SueAnnan True..what I like , you must love syndrome..sad but happens. Down to that ego thing again! #eltchat
sandymillin 9:36 PM #eltchat Language highs: http://t.co/OGY64zf9
Marisa_C 9:36 PM @anna_whitcher Very good point Anna - I love grammar - doesn't mean it's everyone's cup of tea!!!!  #eltchat
leoselivan 9:36 PM @sandymillin #eltchat @kenwilsonlondon and @dalecoulter has just started a new blog reflecting on his learning German  #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:36 PM RT @Noreen_Lam: RT @Noreen_Lam: All these bad T exps could've been avoided if they had done needs analysis & learner diaries! #eltchat
AnnLoseva 9:36 PM @anna_whitcher #eltchat very true
shaznosel 9:37 PM @sandymillin @theteacherjames @kenwilsonlondon Again..it's putting ourselves in the ss shoes.#eltchat
leoselivan 9:37 PM @elawassell @theteacherjames really? could be individ. cos I kept making references to French when learning Spanish #eltchat
sandymillin 9:37 PM @leoselivan I take in examples of my vocab notes as examples #ELTchat
elawassell 9:37 PM RT @leoselivan: RT @leoselivan: I often use examples of my learning FL in class with my Ss, eg showing how knowledge of a lexical item develops overtime ...
SueAnnan 9:37 PM @hmbaba  tech tools don't make the teacher better #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:37 PM @AnnLoseva Welcome, good to see you! #eltchat
shaznosel 9:37 PM RT @sandymillin: RT @sandymillin: #eltchat @kenwilsonlondon wrote a series of blog posts about his German lessons http://t.co/mQmBeXNF Great insights!
inkscrblr 9:37 PM RT @Marisa_C: RT @Marisa_C: here is a funny video - bad presentation - can be used with classes to work out how to get it right http://t.co/6T1DEeOe # ...
theteacherjames 9:37 PM RT @sandymillin: RT @sandymillin: #eltchat @kenwilsonlondon wrote a series of blog posts about his German lessons http://t.co/mQmBeXNF Great insights!
hmbaba 9:37 PM Our bad teacher examples etc didn't have tec tools probably - can we relate to new millenium lang learning? #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:37 PM RT @anna_whitcher: RT @anna_whitcher: Also important to remember that just because we love languages doesn't mean our students do. We have to engage them.  ...
theteacherjames 9:38 PM RT @sandymillin: RT @sandymillin: #eltchat Language highs: http://t.co/OGY64zf9
SueAnnan 9:38 PM @hmbaba  true #eltchat
leoselivan 9:38 PM @Notyetlanguage monitor as in Krashen's monitor?  #eltchat
hmbaba 9:38 PM @SueAnnan - but we are talking about our experiences in relation to our sts experience #eltchat
anna_whitcher 9:38 PM @Marisa_C Exactly. I sometimes forget that most people don't get overly excited about phrasal verbs ... #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:38 PM @BrunoELT @AnnLoseva @stephenburrows @sueannan Been there, hated that... #eltchat
hmbaba 9:39 PM @sandymillin - and how well did that go down? #eltchat
Noreen_Lam 9:39 PM It's also about being a good role model for ss right? Show them how u incorp FL into ur life, & hopefully motivates them to do same #eltchat
sandymillin 9:39 PM @hmbaba My very good Chinese teacher this year didn't use tech at all - it was me who brought the tech tools in! #ELTchat
leoselivan 9:39 PM @sandymillin I've shown my Spanish squiggles in class too as an example :) #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:40 PM If we're sharing links, here's my own series of posts about my language learning experiences: http://t.co/6m15i11w #eltchat
shaznosel 9:40 PM @hmbaba @SueAnnan Yes..is it an advantage if the t has learnt another language? Guess the answer lies in How she learnt it!?#eltchat
AnnLoseva 9:40 PM @BrunoELT @stephenburrows @theteacherjames @sueannan oh no not like that #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:40 PM @stephenburrows  I agree #eltchat
stephenburrows 9:40 PM @sandymillin @hmbaba #eltchat Is using edtech the sign of a FL teacher you can trust? Not for me.
SueAnnan 9:40 PM @sandymillin  i had a trainee who used tech and was still a cr*p teacher #ELTchat
Marisa_C 9:41 PM If we take it a step sideways, any learner feels good abt having a T who is learning SOMEthing all the time #Eltchat
sandymillin 9:41 PM @Noreen_Lam #ELTchat 2/2 ...tell them that I tell them to do things but don't always do them myself! Do as I say...
hmbaba 9:41 PM @stephenburrows - exactly! How far are we removed from our sts experience? #eltchat
leoselivan 9:41 PM @theteacherjames so u'd say that learning a FL isn't as helpful in understanding Eng better as actually teaching it? lets sum up :) #eltchat
elawassell 9:41 PM @leoselivan oh yeah... that happened about Used = Vous . 
sandymillin 9:41 PM @Noreen_Lam #ELTchat I'm also a bad SS because I don't do much to keep up my langs now. But I'm honest w them and.. 1/2
knolinfos 9:42 PM concerning several languages: it's a big advantage 4 gathering #information on #Internet as also knowing mentality of others #ELTchat
leoselivan 9:42 PM @elawassell not only. Lots of similarities in vocab too btw Fre & Spa #eltchat
anna_whitcher 9:42 PM RT @theteacherjames: RT @theteacherjames: If we're sharing links, here's my own series of posts about my language learning experiences: http://t.co/6m15i11w  ...
SueAnnan 9:42 PM I think we gain empathy for our students if we are also learning something new. And they appreciate it #ELTchat
theteacherjames 9:42 PM @leoselivan For me, definitely, but for others, maybe not. Vague enough summary for you? :-) #eltchat
sandymillin 9:42 PM “@hmbaba: @sandymillin - and how well did that go down? #eltchat” What? Lost the thread...
AnnLoseva 9:42 PM @BrunoELT as Eng is already L2 with us &many other tchrs-don't believe we don't enjoy reading a nice piece of smth aloud/or sing!))#eltchat
leoselivan 9:42 PM i'm a bad student in that I never do my HW. :) yet I make my Ss do it...  #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:43 PM @Notyetlanguage  the more nationalities you teach will help with that too #eltchat
hmbaba 9:43 PM @sandymillin - you introducing tec into the class #eltchat
AnnLoseva 9:43 PM RT @theteacherjames: RT @theteacherjames: If we're sharing links, here's my own series of posts about my language learning experiences: http://t.co/6m15i11w  ...
AnnLoseva 9:43 PM @SueAnnan @sandymillin ouch! #eltchat ofc these are not necessarily magically interconnected
leoselivan 9:43 PM @theteacherjames yes I wanted your opinion :) #eltchat
Notyetlanguage 9:43 PM If you learn and know more Ls, you have a better insight into interferences from Ss mother tongue or SL #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:43 PM @stephenburrows I can see how that would be helpful, but it's a big leap from that to getting a class reading aloud. #eltchat
teacherthom 9:43 PM @leoselivan I'm raising a guilty hand to that one too! #eltchat
Noreen_Lam 9:43 PM @sandymillin ..not as I do! ;) I tell them bout little things, like setting ur phone on FL, radio etc..achievable right? #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:44 PM @leoselivan I bet we're all like that! #eltchat
sandymillin 9:44 PM @Noreen_Lam achievable, but I still don't do them! #ELTchat My excuse is...too many languages ;) Which one should I put facebook in?
theteacherjames 9:44 PM @AnnLoseva So share it with us! #eltchat
AnnLoseva 9:44 PM RT @Marisa_C: RT @Marisa_C: If we take it a step sideways, any learner feels good abt having a T who is learning SOMEthing all the time #Eltchat
AnnLoseva 9:44 PM @theteacherjames #eltchat I also have got one! (Post)
leoselivan 9:44 PM @teacherthom naughty naughty! #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:45 PM RT @AnnLoseva: @SueAnnan #eltchat right, we are seen as humans then))
leoselivan 9:45 PM did learning a FL make anyone realise anything about Eng grammar and change the way u teach it ?  #eltchat
AnnLoseva 9:45 PM @SueAnnan #eltchat right, we are seen as humans then))
theteacherjames 9:45 PM RT @SueAnnan: RT @SueAnnan: I think we gain empathy for our students if we are also learning something new. And they appreciate it #ELTchat
shaznosel 9:45 PM @SueAnnan Yes- empathy/having a similar experience to our ss is what matters and then changing/remembering how it felt and relating#eltchat
leoselivan 9:46 PM @theteacherjames sorry James - pls ignore my last tweet. I didn't realise it was about HW :) #eltchat
stephenburrows 9:46 PM #eltchat was anyone especially good at languages before they became a language teacher?
Noreen_Lam 9:46 PM @sueannan @Notyetlanguage Yes, but spkg the lang helps a LOT w/teaching pron. U can compare 2sim phonemes & Ss appreciate it a lot! #eltchat
leoselivan 9:46 PM @theteacherjames that's the thing cos I think I've benefited a lot from actually learning languages I think...  #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:46 PM @leoselivan  the comparative side is interesting, true #eltchat
shaznosel 9:46 PM @AnnLoseva @SueAnnan Spot on! We are human!! #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:46 PM RT @leoselivan: RT @leoselivan: did learning a FL make anyone realise anything about Eng grammar and change the way u teach it ?  #eltchat
sandymillin 9:47 PM Here's an old #eltchat summary 'How does your language learning influence your teaching?' http://t.co/Cde43k4s
stephenburrows 9:47 PM #eltchat because I was particularly awful at FL during school. I now have 1 FL.
knolinfos 9:47 PM @SueAnnan  Hi, TRUE! Especially when YOU show them YOUR secret tool on how to do + give them a challenge 2 do better #ELTchat
AnnLoseva 9:47 PM @theteacherjames #eltchat here's my story as of a Lang learner http://t.co/AiYg0B3S
hmbaba 9:47 PM we were all probably successful learners - our sts may not be linguistically inclined so really do we and can we empathize? #eltchat
teacherthom 9:47 PM @leoselivan Yes! at a certain level English all boils down to collocation. Other langs are generally much more structured #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:48 PM @leoselivan :-) Duly ignored! #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:48 PM @Marisa_C  I've heard that one before :-) #ELTchat
shaznosel 9:48 PM @stephenburrows I was good until I reached my older teens then lost the plot! So I relate to my adults!#ELTCHAT
theteacherjames 9:48 PM RT @AnnLoseva: @theteacherjames #eltchat here's my story as a Lang learner http://t.co/l8WMmyQx
Marisa_C 9:48 PM So who is prepared to teach us all a foreign language - I'm happy to offer a few hours of Greek online #ELTchat
leoselivan 9:48 PM eg when learning Spa or Fre u realise how easy Eng verbs are - only 5 forms! while in Romance lang it's at least 5 forms in Present #eltchat
elawassell 9:48 PM RT@AnnLoseva: as Eng is already L2 with us &many other tchrs-don't believe we don't enjoy reading a nice piece of sth aloud/or sing #eltchat
Noreen_Lam 9:49 PM @sandymillin Tough choice! One for FB, one for Twitter, one for email, phone....etc... ;) Or rotate? Chinese is a pain2 type tho! #eltchat
shaznosel 9:49 PM @Marisa_C About time i learnt Greek..I m in for it!#eltchat
leoselivan 9:49 PM @Marisa_C would love to brush up on my Greek #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:49 PM @SueAnnan I know - and where are the 2 and half mins for me to do - I can get Alexandra to to it tho she's a fab T #ELTchat
SueAnnan 9:49 PM RT @tombarrett: The Neurochemistry of Empathy, #Storytelling, and the Dramatic Arc, Animated http://t.co/Wh9LH6R8 #ELTchat
AnnLoseva 9:50 PM @Marisa_C I'm in too! #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 9:50 PM Learning German definitely helps me teach English. When I learned a new word suddenly everyone was saying it. #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:50 PM Anyway - I've been writign some materials for book best try them out no? #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:50 PM @Marisa_C  I'm in then #ELTchat
Marisa_C 9:51 PM Late night show? #ELTchat
theteacherjames 9:51 PM RT @sandymillin: RT @sandymillin: Here's an old #eltchat summary 'How does your language learning influence your teaching?' http://t.co/Cde43k4s
shaznosel 9:51 PM @SueAnnan @Marisa_C You're in for greek? An experience for us all..how will we rate the T..I wonder?!#ELTCHAT
leoselivan 9:51 PM @MarjorieRosenbe yes it's a common phenomenon. After formally learning a new word in class u start encountering it everywhere #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:51 PM @hmbaba Hmm, not sure I would categorise myself as a "successful learner"! #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:51 PM @Marisa_C  I did :-) #ELTchat
sandymillin 9:51 PM ‚Äú@SueAnnan: @Marisa_C  I've heard that one before :-) #ELTchat‚Äù Me too :)
Marisa_C 9:51 PM @SueAnnan sign up quick before the offer expires :-)  #ELTchat
elawassell 9:52 PM @leoselivan I teach Polish as a FL as well - and I really appreciate how simple English is :-) takes me longer to prepare PL lesson #eltchat
shaznosel 9:52 PM @Marisa_C What does that mean?? #eltchat
AnnLoseva 9:52 PM #eltchat when I was learning German at uni I borrowed many interesting ideas and methods from my teacher - that as a point, too
theteacherjames 9:52 PM RT @Marisa_C: RT @Marisa_C: So who is prepared to teach us all a foreign language - I'm happy to offer a few hours of Greek online #ELTchat
sandymillin 9:52 PM RT @leoselivan: RT @leoselivan: @MarjorieRosenbe yes it's a common phenomenon. After formally learning a new word in class u start encountering it every ...
SueAnnan 9:52 PM @Marisa_C  Fine by me, best time really #ELTchat
theteacherjames 9:52 PM @leoselivan That's true, I learned that! #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 9:52 PM Continuing with the word story, it was like I never heard words till I learned them. #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:52 PM Only time #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:52 PM @theteacherjames  I suppose if you can communicate, that is a kind of success #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:52 PM RT @leoselivan: RT @leoselivan: eg when learning Spa or Fre u realise how easy Eng verbs are - only 5 forms! while in Romance lang it's at least 5 forms ...
theteacherjames 9:53 PM RT @SueAnnan: RT @SueAnnan: RT @tombarrett: The Neurochemistry of Empathy, #Storytelling, and the Dramatic Arc, Animated http://t.co/Wh9LH6R8 #ELTchat
annehodg 9:53 PM RT @stiiiv: RT @stiiiv: Explicit T-ing of grammar trumps other appr's. Guardian. Holes in arg. but gd rdg  http://t.co/sFYn8tJK #eltchat #eapchat MT ...
shaznosel 9:53 PM @AnnLoseva Good point..the good and the bad! #eltchat
Notyetlanguage 9:53 PM Another point - Knowing the root of the word (from S's 1st or 2nd lang.)  helps the learner recognise the similarity #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 9:54 PM Also gave me insights to the difficulties in learning another language & how I had to learn not to translate every word. #eltchat
shaznosel 9:54 PM @Marisa_C U mean late night Greek lessons?#eltchat
leoselivan 9:54 PM @elawassell cos of all the conjugations and noun cases I presume? #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:54 PM As out #ELTchat is drawing to a close in a few minutes, let me please put the important question b4 u all go - Summary writer pls?
AnnLoseva 9:54 PM #eltchat ofc now it's more difficult to be a learner as another teacher is inspected and there are chances there's smth not to like
SahalZyad 9:54 PM RT @MarjorieRosenbe :Learning German definitely helps me teach English. When I learned a new word suddenly everyone was saying it. #eltchat
leoselivan 9:54 PM another insight I gained fr learning FLs is survival techniques.  eg using "want to" if u dont know future form - can advise Ss too #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:55 PM @SueAnnan :-) #ELTchat
SueAnnan 9:55 PM @theteacherjames  Me too, mate #ELTchat
theteacherjames 9:55 PM @Marisa_C Got room for a real, true beginner? Don't want to hold the other sts back... #ELTchat
SueAnnan 9:55 PM I'll do it #ELTchat
shaznosel 9:56 PM @Marisa_C @theteacherjames I am a beginner - not lying! #eltchat
hmbaba 9:56 PM @Marisa_C when r u doing the sessions? #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:56 PM @Marisa_C Then I shall sign up in complete ignorance and readiness! #ELTchat
Marisa_C 9:56 PM RT @elawassell: @Marisa_C I can teach Polish if anybody is interested #eltchat :-)
SueAnnan 9:56 PM @Marisa_C  does a trip to Athens count? LOL #ELTchat
AnnLoseva 9:56 PM @SueAnnan @theteacherjames same story #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:56 PM RT @leoselivan: RT @leoselivan: another insight I gained fr learning FLs is survival techniques.  eg using "want to" if u dont know future form - can ad ...
elawassell 9:56 PM @Marisa_C I can teach Polish if anybody is interested #eltchat :-)
leoselivan 9:56 PM @MarjorieRosenbe that's what I always try tell my Ss and use examples of me saying things in FL which I cant translate into Eng #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:56 PM @theteacherjames Only for real true beginners - false beginners or liars not welcome :-D  #ELTchat
AnnLoseva 9:57 PM @BrunoELT strange but I don't see your tweets in #eltchat or anywhere aside my mention section
Marisa_C 9:57 PM @SueAnnan good thing you told me lol  #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:57 PM RT @elawassell: RT @elawassell: @Marisa_C I can teach Polish if anybody is interested #eltchat :-)
SueAnnan 9:57 PM @Marisa_C  which means what, exactly? BTW did you see I volunteered to write the summary? #eltchat
Noreen_Lam 9:57 PM @notyetlanguage @SueAnnan Fab 4 phonemes that don't exist in ss' L1--u can tell them 2 imitate foreigners sayin X in their lang. :) #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:57 PM First lesson next Wednesday after #ELTchat
Notyetlanguage 9:57 PM @Marisa_C How are you going to teach Greek online? #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:57 PM @hmbaba late at night  #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:58 PM @hmbaba oh so sorry! it may be hard tfor me to do before - will check schedules and let all know  #eltchat
theteacherjames 9:58 PM @SueAnnan Thanks for volunteering! #eltchat
SueAnnan 9:58 PM @shaznosel  No I think I need some LOL #eltchat
shaznosel 9:58 PM @elawassell @theteacherjames @Marisa_C One day..#eltchat
theteacherjames 9:58 PM @Marisa_C How will you have time to do that? Teaching while you sleep? :-D #ELTchat
AnnLoseva 9:58 PM RT @Marisa_C: RT @Marisa_C: First lesson next Wednesday after #ELTchat
shaznosel 9:58 PM @SueAnnan @Marisa_C You're a heroine! #eltchat
MarjorieRosenbe 9:58 PM Helps as well with rapport when you tell students about your own mistakes and problems learning another language. #eltchat
leoselivan 9:58 PM so tonight's summary should include a list of volunteers and FLs they're willing to teach. Already have Polish, Greek. Any others?  #eltchat
hmbaba 9:58 PM @Marisa_C ouch - that was too fast - u know I can't make it! #eltchat
teachernz 9:59 PM RT @stiiiv: RT @stiiiv: Explicit T-ing of grammar trumps other appr's. Guardian. Holes in arg. but gd rdg  http://t.co/sFYn8tJK #eltchat #eapchat MT ...
theteacherjames 9:59 PM @Marisa_C That explains how you get so much done! #ELTchat
Marisa_C 9:59 PM So we have greek, polish and Croatian! #ELTchat
MarjorieRosenbe 9:59 PM @leoselivan It's like magic. I still remember which word this was in German. # eltchat
SueAnnan 9:59 PM @Notyetlanguage  Wow. sounds interesting #eltchat
elawassell 9:59 PM @leoselivan yes plus verbs declination and it also depends on gender, adjectives also take cases... Nightmare for Ls #eltchat
shaznosel 9:59 PM @SueAnnan We love you!!<3 #eltchat
leoselivan 9:59 PM RT @Noreen_Lam: @notyetlanguage @SueAnnan [...] -u can tell them 2 imitate foreigners sayin X in their lang. :) > good advice! #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:59 PM RT @Notyetlanguage: @elawassell @Marisa_C I could teach a few hours of Croatian if anybody is interested:) #eltchat
Notyetlanguage 9:59 PM @elawassell @Marisa_C I could teach a few hours of Croatian if anybody is interested:) #eltchat
Marisa_C 9:59 PM @theteacherjames I don't sleep much  #ELTchat
SueAnnan 9:59 PM @theteacherjames  you're welcome #eltchat
SueAnnan 10:00 PM Thanks everyone, especially the great mods. Excellent chat as usual :-)#ELTchat
shaznosel 10:00 PM @theteacherjames @Marisa_C If only we had hours in the day..great opportunities here on #eltchat
hmbaba 10:00 PM @Marisa_C hopefully in different time frames #eltchat
Marisa_C 10:00 PM @theteacherjames sometimes I feel the opposite is true :-)  #ELTchat
theteacherjames 10:00 PM RT @Notyetlanguage: RT @Notyetlanguage: @elawassell @Marisa_C I could teach a few hours of Croatian if anybody is interested:) #eltchat

 

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