Chat Crazy! My PLN Update 2

This week, I have been focussing on expanding my PLN via WordPress, Twitter and  Facebook.

I found some useful Twitter chats:

LINCchat – every second Tuesday (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)

ELLchat – Mondays

ELTchatWednesdays “Now, every Wednesday at 19:00 pm GMT or 21.00pm GMT, ELT teachers from all over the world log into their Twitter account and for one hour hold an online discussion on a topic they have selected.”

AUSELT – Chats take place on the first Sunday of every month, from February to November each year. Chat schedule is at the bottom of this page:

EdChatEU – Saturday 21/4 Bring Your Own Device

UDLChat – Wednesday 9 pm nights (US time)

LINCchat happens regularly via Twitter and Padlet. Lots of useful questions and discussion about listening in the classroom. I like the way they use Padlet to pose the questions and for interactivity.

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Svetlana’s blog has some excellent links on it which I will investigate.


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Nathan recommends using Tweetdeck for better following a chat in real time.

I’m so glad I looked into this as I didn’t know these chats happened at specific times like events.

I found this article via Twitter about the unique things to know when teaching adults.

The Pedagogy of Andragogy: The Art and Science of Teaching Adults (Part 1)

WordPress Progress

I found some great blogs this week:

Nathan Hall’s blog contains an impressive and extensive collection of listening links on this page.

I also found his WordPress categories useful for searching for other blogs:

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I have been more interactive this week and started replying to people on Twitter and getting involved in conversations about TESOL.

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I chatted to Cecilia Nobre about working as a TESOL teacher online and was able to gain some useful insights into this. Here is a link to the article that she wrote which initially got me interested.

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It has been really great to have people reply to my tweets and like my comments. It’s the first time that I have experienced replies coming back to me, so that’s a small victory.


I tweeted the following things…

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I retweeted Gemma’s request for help, and I completed her interesting survey about pronunciation.

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Adding to my speaking and listening repertoire

I found this on Instagram. It encouraged me to try it in class. I’ll report back when I have done so.

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I hoovered up these awesome hashtags:

#iteachtoo #iteach #iteachhighschool#iteachela #teachersofig#teachersofinstagram#teachersfollowteachers #2ndaryela#speakingandlistening #discussion



In the next week, I would like to participate in a Twitter chat as well as post some resources.





3 thoughts on “Chat Crazy! My PLN Update 2

  1. Hi Rob.
    Thanks for connecting with me on Twitter. I hope you will join the #AusELT chat this Sunday to connect, share and learn with English language teachers across Australia and NZ, and discuss the topic of Visual Literacy:
    And join the #AusELT Facebook group if you haven’t already 🙂
    Lesley @cioccas

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