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LinkedIn ELT Professionals – Discussions:

November 2021

Current Issues In ELT

Native Speakers Taking The IELTS – How they do.

The Whole Working From Home Thing

Online or F2F Professional Development – A survey.

Teaching Listening – Strategies, Tips, Infographics.

Strengths Of non-native English teachers

EFL Teachers In Saudi Arabia – Attrition rate.

Top 100 Youtube Videos

OUGH – Pronunciation

Lessons On Human Rights

The Teaching Of Discourse Markers

Philosophies Of Education

Inspirational Free School Calendar

Thou Shalt Not Be Boring

The A to Z of Classroom Management

5 Things People Get Wrong In Standard English

Arabic Words In English

August 2021

Introduce Yourself. Self Promote too!

The Present – A top video for English Language Teaching.

Why English Is So Hard To Learn.

Writing ELT Materials

If The World Were A Village Of 100, How Many Would Speak English?

Teaching Online Tech. A Survey.

Introducing ELT Buzz.

Stephen Krashen – Language Acquisition.

Minari. Oscar-Winning Speech.

ELT Buzz Video Lessons

Using Nearpod

Teaching Online Resources

Native Vs Non-Native

Are Women Better At Learning Languages?

Teachers Needed – Anna ESL

Language Learning and Personality.

Online Tech Tasks

What Little Things About ELT Make You Happy?

Skwerl. How English Might Sound To Non-Speakers

August 2020

1. Pragmatic Study on Apology Strategies – https://goo.gl/HVRGTk

2. A Starter Level Student – https://goo.gl/MU3JMy

3. How do you say this? Clothes word. – https://goo.gl/yVTsyZ

4. What is a neutral accent?  – https://goo.gl/c8HQEF

5.  Learning English without a teacher – https://goo.gl/x8af78

6.  Audiogramme and listening comprehension – https://goo.gl/EneZgA

7.   The Bilingual Teacher – https://goo.gl/cACBNi

8.  Using wish in the past – https://goo.gl/ePxuCH

3. Phrasal Verb Resources https://goo.gl/DxC6MM

4. Poems about teaching and learning https://goo.gl/GrgcdV

5. Using the L1 to learn the L2. Yes or no. https://goo.gl/BeK8wg

6. Best podcasts for learners or teachers. https://goo.gl/fqcMWL

7. TOEIC prep. https://goo.gl/Ee5uE2

8. Group lessons. A waste of time? https://goo.gl/4v1LCX

9. Reading For Pleasure. – https://goo.gl/33MpnQ

Summer 2017

1. 50 Ways To Learn English (without a teacher). https://goo.gl/wqbqQo

3. Is this sentence grammatical..https://goo.gl/27o1ah

4. Best Games For Acquisition. https://goo.gl/6Boe7x

5. History of using gestures in ELT. https://goo.gl/XgPRSS

6. Do Your Students Love Learning English? https://goo.gl/8Av32w

7. Getting By With The English You Have. https://goo.gl/mYCGJL

8. Volunteer Teaching Vacations. https://goo.gl/Bkp11v

9. Credentials? https://goo.gl/QPwnt4

10. How living abroad humbled me. https://goo.gl/hWhVmH

11. Medical English. Help! https://goo.gl/1NwkQZ

12. To Textbook or not to Textbook. https://goo.gl/cTk6oR

Winter 2016

1. Is a Master’s really worth it?

2. Critical issues in a mainstream textbook. Suggestions?

3.  Dictionary definitions.  Opinion or fact?

4. Main differences between ESL and EFL

5. How important is it to learn the local language?

6. Teaching students to evaluate online info

7. Does it help to be good looking as a teacher?

9. The death of the past participle

10. What constitutes class participation?

11. A fairer ELT industry

12.Chomsky on the problems of teaching

Summer 2016

1. The pronunciation of “recitation”. – http://goo.gl/cIqQ7G

2. How many of you teach online? A poll. – http://goo.gl/vWpcNT

3. What are the challenges of teaching writing? – http://goo.gl/ooLaVv

4. Do teacher recasts work? – http://goo.gl/iRg990

5. Should we teach “reading out loud”? – http://goo.gl/cTgRdM

6. Teaching Pronunciation. – http://goo.gl/HCdB8e

7. The differences between EFL and ESL? – http://goo.gl/kEKI8R

8. From reading to reading critically. – http://goo.gl/0RqBKY

9. Borrowed foreign words in contemporary English? – http://goo.gl/OYXMnh

Spring 2016

1. Do foreign teachers steal the jobs of locals? – https://goo.gl/cF9gOq

2. No Shoes. Will you try this in class? – https://goo.gl/N4IHj0

3. CELTA Extended Written Task –https://goo.gl/sofDW3

4. Assessment – Effort or Knowledge? – https://goo.gl/nivwTY

5.  Self Regulated Learning? – https://goo.gl/QrmcCc

6. Students expect a lecture but we do CLT. Why? – https://goo.gl/MWd0T7

7. What did you used to do but don’t anymore in class? – https://goo.gl/gLMNqp

8.  Coffin or casket?  What’s the diff? – https://goo.gl/ACnSqw

9. ESL vs EFL – https://goo.gl/0dKJlc

10. Considered to be vs Considered as – https://goo.gl/38VHTt

Winter 2016

1. Is a Master’s really worth it?

2. Critical issues in a mainstream textbook. Suggestions?

3.  Dictionary definitions.  Opinion or fact?

4. Main differences between ESL and EFL

5. How important is it to learn the local language?

6. Teaching students to evaluate online info

7. Does it help to be good-looking as a teacher?

8. The death of the past participle

9. What constitutes class participation?

11. A fairer ELT industry

12.Chomsky on the problems of teaching


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Fall 2015

1. What book series to use?

2. Why do we teachers get such poor results?

3. Transcripts for listening. Good idea?

4. Viewing, the 5th Macro Skill?

5. Teaching phrasal verbs. Tips?

6. Detect meaning in the sound of a language?

7. Using tech in a low resource setting.

8. Invite to dinner or invite for dinner?

9. Common mistakes native speakers make?

10.Proficiency test for native speakers?

Summer 2015

1.  Silent movies in the ELT Classroom.

2.  Older children get less creative. Why?

3.  Eponyms from a group of people. Welsh on a bet.

4.  Would you enjoy your own class if you were in it? 

5.  Making students think in English. How?

6.  A fairer ELT industry. Join the call.

7.  Teaching “sweatshops”.  Critical pedagogy.

8.  Do you wear a mask as a teacher?

9.  Mixed Ability Classes

10. I wish my students knew ….

11. Reasons for low proficiency after long period of study.

12. Why are there exception if there are rules in English?

13. A good lesson has a beginning, middle and end. Agree?

14. Have western teacher trainers got it all wrong?

Spring 2015

1.  How reliable are tests like IELTS and iBT?  https://lnkd.in/bkjZzEW

2.  Get all worked up?  – what does this phrase mean? https://lnkd.in/b365QFs

3.  Using Cellphones in class.  https://lnkd.in/dp376rU

4.  Do students hate English? https://lnkd.in/eFn8ZS6

5.  Preparing students for the CPE exam. https://lnkd.in/bMst5Pz

6.  Music with lyrics in language learning. https://lnkd.in/bxpH8zz

7.  QR codes in the language classroom. https://lnkd.in/byPe_zF

8.   How “global” is the English language? https://lnkd.in/eyMrKfJ

9.   Pronunciation – too many differences. https://lnkd.in/dCyqciN

10. Do great teachers = great results? https://lnkd.in/bR4ECeK

11. What factors contribute to teacher deskilling? https://lnkd.in/e_tfEHf

12. What is the best way of improving speaking? https://lnkd.in/bjh2tHG

Winter 2015

1. M.A. or Delta? https://lnkd.in/e-ncJK2

2. Languages without distinct nouns or verbs. https://lnkd.in/bBQAV7c

3. Students think English lessons are useless. https://lnkd.in/d3egcB7

4. How often do you fail as a teacher? https://lnkd.in/exPZRC4

5. For those deciding on a qualification. https://lnkd.in/dB_5z7t

6. Are you a joiner? https://lnkd.in/bt3-r-m

7. Syllabification of a polysyllabic word. https://lnkd.in/ebsRDSF

8. The power of proverbs. https://lnkd.in/bmeVy-q

9. Disempowered teachers. https://lnkd.in/beD5xRB

10. If students learn while cheating, is it cheating? https://lnkd.in/d5fybx5

11. Tools to encourage creative thinking and collaboration. https://lnkd.in/d7a8guU

12. Dealing with dyslexia. https://lnkd.in/bmb5kyq

13. Teacher burnout. How to prevent? https://lnkd.in/bXXSNCH

14. How would you structure a 4 hour ESOL class? https://lnkd.in/eAgMbuM

Summer / Fall 2014

1. Thoughts about team teaching? https://lnkd.in/dtK4k8i

2.  Are non-native speaking English teachers discriminated against? http://lnkd.in/bjUEPfm

3.  Should mother tongues be allowed in the ELT classroom? http://lnkd.in/bufsJvX

4.  What do you do when you don’t know the answer?  http://lnkd.in/drdBAG2

5.  Flipped Learning. http://lnkd.in/budUxAB

6.  Written transcripts of listening materials. http://lnkd.in/bxfRdRu

7.  How would you describe the ideal language learner?  http://lnkd.in/bK7fyQ7

8.  Mon Dieu! Why is the French language swamped with English?  http://lnkd.in/bT_mCpQ

9.  Are teachers worldwide valued in terms of pay, respect?  http://lnkd.in/bCz5HXe

10,  How to motivate shy students?   http://lnkd.in/b8_jkC3

11.  Multiple Intelligence theory and Gardner. http://lnkd.in/bVQ6Sy3

12.  Discipline problem with toddlers. Help!  http://lnkd.in/bYhhD-R

Summer 2014

1. Mystery Quiz: 12 Statements about ELT. http://lnkd.in/bmsYyPU   

2. A research proposal.  Share your ideas. http://lnkd.in/dqnZs2J

3. Co-teaching advice. http://lnkd.in/d2mWDii

4. Is this sentence correct. Help! http://lnkd.in/dzUrK_w

5. One of the biggest flaws of grammar lessons are they ignore grammar. http://lnkd.in/b9_mSjb

6. Learning words is like eating chocolate.http://lnkd.in/dtyCwTm

7. Powerpoint teaching resources. http://lnkd.in/b6XXPMq

8. Are schools, prisons? http://lnkd.in/bTnwXjj

9. What do you think about Open English? http://lnkd.in/buwNSgg

10. With technology, will teachers continue to exist? http://lnkd.in/dN35ynb

11. The Callan method. http://lnkd.in/dgt-kzh

12. What do you do when you don’t know the answer? http://lnkd.in/drdBAG2

Spring 2014

1.  English isn’t that difficult! http://lnkd.in/bC8Wzst

2.  How do you teach phrasal verbs? http://lnkd.in/d4-6QHv

3.  Problems students have with the Future Perfect tense. http://lnkd.in/bB4gibh

4.  Which is more helpful to improve writing: literature or newspapers? http://lnkd.in/b3td2n8

5.  How can we help instructors with their curriculum development process? http://lnkd.in/dSTVMap

6.  What are some “worst practices” in ELT? http://lnkd.in/ddtYVzv

7.  Teaching with technology myths. http://lnkd.in/dUTsh4P

8.  How good is your grammar? http://lnkd.in/bQwt98v

9.  How to make students pay attention in class? http://lnkd.in/dBFDPVy

10. Are native speakers really the “best” teachers?  http://lnkd.in/buUjYjT

Winter 2014

1. Does the English Language need more letters? http://lnkd.in/bHKPk7X

2. Grammar comes before vocabulary. http://lnkd.in/b78_NHP

3. SMS texting language is worrying me. http://lnkd.in/bYA4Sqt

4. Effective ways to teach phrasal verbs. http://lnkd.in/d4-6QHv

5. Should we teach students to swear? http://lnkd.in/bbjiqmE

6. To what extent are teachers responsible for student motivation? http://lnkd.in/dMVvY4Z

7. Which education is better: online or offline? http://lnkd.in/bSuDDKG

8. Is there a rule to use verb + inf. VS verb + pres. part? http://lnkd.in/bh22tsi

Fall 2013

1. Do you allow eating inside the classroom? http://lnkd.in/bvjhKtv

2, Preventing kindergarten students from speaking L1. How? http://lnkd.in/bq7kCjc

3. Are flipped classrooms more learner centric? http://lnkd.in/bST-Vqk

4. All teachers in my country should have a TEFL Certificate. http://lnkd.in/HgCVTa

5. The death of the past participle. http://lnkd.in/-xjehG

6. Phd’s – why do they get so much seniority? http://lnkd.in/HPysHc

7. Unannounced teacher observations. http://lnkd.in/G6nqsf

8. Dumb ways to die. Appropriate content? http://lnkd.in/QA8gHR

9. Tablets vs Laptops. Your thoughts? http://lnkd.in/b87tgaP

10. Should English be the official language of the UN? http://lnkd.in/Tmq-FM

11. Can we use a possessive with non living objects? ex. table’s legs. http://lnkd.in/qhAmE2

12, How many hours does it take to be fluent in English? http://lnkd.in/2SrvMA

13. Br. or Am. accent. Which do your students prefer? http://lnkd.in/nYvPA8

14, 50 things to do the first week back at school. http://lnkd.in/N_sA8y

15. Which level do you prefer to teach? http://lnkd.in/Dsk3rA

16. What is the most powerful resource in your classroom? http://lnkd.in/sG-xnP

Summer 2013

1. A cognitive approach. What does it mean to you? – http://lnkd.in/bY7HN8

2. Teacher Echo. Helpful or controling? – http://lnkd.in/eMZbGx

3. Poll: Are native speaking teachers always better? – http://lnkd.in/FCw9gm

4. Speaking English with native speakers is the quickest way? – http://lnkd.in/P6k3WQ

5. Are hybrid or impure accents a problem? – http://lnkd.in/Bn_MKP

6. Is there any difference between “study” and “learn”? – http://lnkd.in/q_TzTh

7. What is more important? Teacher skill or personality? – http://lnkd.in/3KEth4

8. To correct or not? If yes, when and how? – http://lnkd.in/PsiRMA

9. Ideas to get students speaking more in open classes – http://lnkd.in/KekYqd

10. Which is the easiest language to learn from birth? – http://lnkd.in/p7Ku7S

11. Traditional books or eReaders? – http://lnkd.in/JCFJ6X

12. Crevice or crevasse? – http://lnkd.in/5_wTaR

13. Teaching metacognition to students – http://lnkd.in/F8pNfV

Spring 2013

1. Tell Me A Word I Don’t Know – http://lnkd.in/rMMCDP

2. Can a teacher be “good”if they aren’t good with people? – http://lnkd.in/HJWr8B

3. Should English be the official language of the EU? – http://lnkd.in/Tmq-FM

4. Best day as a teacher so far? – http://lnkd.in/89nC6v

5. Teaching English as a second language to impaired kids – http://lnkd.in/4NcBYP

6. Is good grammar still important? – http://lnkd.in/smZs_E

7. What are the most effective tips to reduce “Teacher Talk Time”? – http://lnkd.in/WyDXQY

8. What makes a teacher trainer? – http://lnkd.in/PMWNHA

9. 50 ways to use video in the classroom – http://lnkd.in/yJP6dn

10. Are the techniques for ESL classes different from EFL classes? http://lnkd.in/qR2gFs

11, Free Basic TEFL Certificate Course – http://lnkd.in/aH_55j

12, Should we pre-teach vocabulary before reading? – http://lnkd.in/tFtbH6

13, Is Online Education our future? – http://lnkd.in/TjMdDA

14. How important is reading in the L2 learning process – http://lnkd.in/kmfzqA

15, Can a language be taught without teaching any grammar? – http://lnkd.in/xyQ9VM

Winter 2012 – 2013

1. Can language be taught without teaching any grammar? http://lnkd.in/xyQ9VM

2. Is it correct to say “Did you finally get retired?” http://lnkd.in/8uXha8

3. Recommend a suitable textbook for a Muslim country. http://lnkd.in/J_jvy9

4. Which is correct – The Beatles or the Beatles? http://lnkd.in/ig8yDe

5. Does anyone want to share their funny ESL moments? http://lnkd.in/s8aBWA

6. Tell us about a class that really went well. http://lnkd.in/pW5CNz

7. “I never teach my students, I show them how to learn”. http://lnkd.in/_HXmVS

8. What are your favorite time saving tips? http://lnkd.in/6jrC5H

9. 50 tasks for teaching with just a blank piece of paper. http://lnkd.in/q2d8m2

10. Who is a “native speaker”? http://lnkd.in/HuKG7d

11. Is it necessary to teach the Phonetic Alphabet to beginners? http://lnkd.in/xfccgb

12. Are you a subversive teacher? http://lnkd.in/eGfnWU

Summer 2012

1. How important is pronunciation? http://linkd.in/TDKR0m

2. Having a physical relationship with a consenting adult (student) http://linkd.in/TDKXVO

3. Are adult learners really more motivated? http://linkd.in/X5ZS3q

4. Is it the teacher’s job to take care of the emotional needs of students? http://linkd.in/TDAA6T

5. Action Research. Name your topic. http://linkd.in/W3ykKk

6. Are native speakers better teachers? http://linkd.in/X60w0O

7. Students learn best when….. http://linkd.in/UFHeIk

8. Unannounced teaching observations. Good or bad? http://linkd.in/XDzQnc



1. What methods do you use to ensure vocabulary retention post study? http://lnkd.in/P82miN

2. English teachers need to be trained – agree or disagree? http://lnkd.in/_X2mag

3. The Common European Framework (CEFR) http://lnkd.in/kf47Zg

4. A student has their head down, sleeping in class. I would ….

5. What should we focus if we got 30 hours to train teachers(speakers of other languages))? How to make it effective? http://lnkd.in/N2MgqF

6. Hello ,everyone.I’m an English teacher from Bulgaria and would like to know if anyone is interested in students exchanges. http://lnkd.in/-RVn5R

7. Teaching Functional Language http://lnkd.in/9sZeSy

8. I’m in the process of developing a new method of teaching language for adults.http://lnkd.in/hCbtUR

9. First Day Of Classes: http://linkd.in/Nlo8oS

10. What books or articles have most influenced your teaching?: http://linkd.in/Oo0AlZ

11. If you could change one thing about ELT, what would it be?: http://linkd.in/LxhdZc

12. Is phonics necessary to teach pronunciation?: http://linkd.in/MTNBYO

13. How many sounds are there in English? : http://linkd.in/O4uXdv

14. Should all teachers have a TEFL certificate?: http://linkd.in/LmJVQZ

15. What’s the best way to use pop songs?: http://linkd.in/O4xzbi

16. What qualities should an ideal foreign language teacher have?: http://linkd.in/Lxipf2

17. What will happen if a teacher is more of a comedian than a teacher?:http://linkd.in/Oo4XNU


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